Euthanasia of Youth

To pinpoint that the youth of today faces a lot of problems would not reveal something new. Every generation of youth has encountered difficulties. But this specific era of our nation’s history appears to offer the young complications that were not always that pressing before. Their problems seem to be overshadowing the good things of their life. According to my personal observation, the youth seems to be confused, aggressive, indulged in wrongdoings, involved in riots, rebelling against authority and the age is characterized by suicide.

One of the major sources of the problems of youth is home- a place that is meant to be the comfort zone of a person. Home is a place filled of love, care, relief, discipline, hope and provision. But nowadays this concept isn’t valid at many places. This modern era has altered the traditional way of living as a family. Parents are too busy in the money making process hardly paying any attention to their children. Young children demand love and care and when they are deprived of it, they indulge themselves in attention seeking activities. They fail to respect their parents and are frequently observed to be involved in quarrels and arguments with them. Children learn disrespect for authority in the home. It carries into the school and other avenues of life.

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Drug usage is an upcoming trend in the teenagers. Whenever I visit any restaurant or cafe, I see teenagers smoking cigarettes or shisha. This has become a symbol of belonging to a “socially acceptable” class. The youth is confused as to what is the right step to be taken- whether they should let themselves go with the flow of the society or they should take a stand and not indulge in such activities. If they opt for latter, then they are somehow isolated from others. But they need to realize the fact that how harmful it is to use all these drugs and how prone they are to different health problems. Our youth is our future, and if they are headed towards a wrong path then our future is at stake.

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Moreover with the advancement in terms of technology, the youth has become so much techno-savvy that they seem to have time for nothing else. All the time, they are busy with their mobile phones or laptops; they have isolated themselves from other things and are engrossed in their own secluded world of technology. This has created a communication gap between parents and children which in turn has made matters worse.

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Nowadays, we see that competition exist in almost every field of life be it be studies, work or job. Everyone is running a race; a race for moving ahead and leaving others behind and this has created serious consequences for the nation. The youth has become very materialistic.  Money, comfort and luxury are the topmost priority whereas love for relations and humanity is somehow being left behind.

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We need to take these problems and their deadly consequences under consideration because this is high time we should take an action. Guidance is truly needed for the youth and we should work for them and with them to overcome these challenges rather than simply hope that everything will work out all right. I am doing my part… Are you doing yours?

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Posted on March 27, 2013, in Society and Literature and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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