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Have We Lost Ourselves?

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Something that boggles my mind is the stimulating pace the world is moving at today. What are we actually after? One end to it is the great advancements we’ve made in diverse sectors. But is this all what we essentially want? What are we looking for? Well here’s a contemplation of mine.


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Yeah, it’s truly great the way we’ve advance in health, education, entertainment, technology and what not. But let’s pause for a minute? Think of how the world is slowly loosing itself, indulged in all the materialism, and just become so cold blooded and egocentric. I mean, this includes me, and everyone else too. Loyalty, integrity, realism naming a few, is probably no longer something indispensable in an individual; it’s rather an exceptional case. Let’s take the instance of backbiting, is that really a sin in today’s world? It’s witty how we don’t even realize what we’re doing. Look at these social pages named confessions, Lucas’s, rumors revealed…etc; how do we just convince ourselves as this being tolerable by any conduct?

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Hey, well even if we do, it’s your way, and your life at the end of the day. But maybe what isn’t ours is being too quick on judging others? If someone does drugs or drinks, by no means is to be labeled as a “bad” person. How do you know the crap he has gone through or the reason why he got indulged in such things? As a matter of fact, maybe that guy or girl does drugs, but never talked back to his/her parents ever? You never know the other person’s story. We go ahead and label a girl a “slut” if she’s had a couple of relationships; how do you know it was her fault? Ever heard of someone being dealt bad cards?

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If someone acts in a certain manner does not by any way give anyone to label him or her. Everyone has there reasons, and whether they suffice or not is the person’s deeds to justify. Maybe you’ve been blessed with a better mind and you’re a better judge of good and bad; some people lack that level of mind development (are you going to blame them for something they genetically lack?) The thing that really matters is a person’s intentions, it’s not everything by any way, but that’s the true essence on what anyone can ever judge if it’s really that important to. Though that’s something only the person can truly know and God for that matter.

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In closing, the point I’m trying to get across is that it’s remarkable the way the world is advancing, and there is no question of how far we have gone in a grand regard. But maybe we shouldn’t off-set that by doing equally as awful. Just a thought; really.

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Written by: Noaman Zakir

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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?

Brand Conciousness on a Rise

You may come across many shopaholics throughout the globe but in our society there is a certain stereotype of these at a rise. They may widely be known as brand conscious people. These snobs are mainly the youth and the working class. Young adults believe to gain an edge and ego boost when acknowledged by their peers. Whereas the working people think looking sharp gives them the confidence needed to make professional leaps.

Many blame the internet and this new age of knowledge and globalization. It is no doubt that due to globalization many foreign brands and western thinking has swept into our country. Everyone is westernised be it the appearance or the mindset. This is also the reason why many foreign brands have opened their outlets in Pakistan and are running them quiet successfully. It wasn’t long ago that M.M.Alam was a quiet market with few shops and restaurants but now it is the hub of elite dining and designer wear. It is a constant battle to ‘check in’ at the top restaurants and to post pictures with designer clothes on Facebook before your peers.

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Brands nowadays have a great influence on the thinking of people. I personally have experienced a sudden change in the attitude of people when they see a tag on you. Throwing around popular brand names is necessary for an individual to be accepted in the society nowadays. A person who knows well about the brands is considered ‘cooler’ rather than the person with knowledge. Universities have become a show of tags. What to wear each day has become harder of a decision. Many students have reported that they feel embarrassed to admit they got a pair of clothing from a normal shop rather than a brand. People are constantly adapting to styles and attires way different from their culture and comfort zone in the race to top the trendy charts. To be accepted and praised by people have become an addiction much worse than drugs. This robs a person of their integrity and culture.

The constant struggle to gain the outfit your influencer or celebrity wore leaves a person trying out all alternatives to gain it. Be it spending heavy amounts on unnecessary luxury items. There has been an hundred percent increase in the depression in our society. People constantly exposed to items they can never purchase leave them with a feeling of hatred and anger towards the unfair world. One must use brands as just brands and not make them so important that they start to reshape the society. Image

By Mahreen Azam section G (11Uo538)