Changing Concepts of Enjoyment Among Youth
March 24, 2016
In earlier times, there were very limited sources of enjoyment, hence, meeting family and friends, playing indoor and outdoor games, planning a picnic, etc., were the common sources of enjoyment. True, technology is indeed awesome, and the designers out there who make these games are doing a fabulous job. While obsession with anything is an issue, the youth today are using it as an escape route from their problems.
Now, this is enjoyment for those who love experiencing thrill. Nothing particularly wrong with this, as long as you do not cause any nuisance to anybody else. The modern definition of enjoying includes letting your hair down, forgetting your senses, and living the moment. Also, there are many cases of youth involved in drinking and driving, a dangerous preposition indeed.
Smoking and intake of drugs is also considered as ‘enjoyment’ by many youth today. Again, food is a mode of celebration in all cultures. Be it for knowledge or entertainment, its certainly at the top in the list of enjoyment. But loud music is not recommended, since it can damage our hearing. Though most forms of betting are illegal in many parts of the world, sports-betting is particularly common among youth.
We all have our headphones continuously plugged into our ears. The concepts of enjoyment for youth has changed a lot due to the aforesaid reasons. With the improvement in the quality of movies, technology, etc., this is indeed one of the biggest sources of entertainment for everyone. While these days the youth have many more facilities than earlier generations, cut-throat competition is making them seek enjoyment in negative modes.
This is the ruler of all sources of entertainment. Today’s youth relies a lot on the Internet. Of course, with so many sports channels to surf through, this task has just become easier. But today, thanks to technology and communication, the modes of entertainment have multiplied like never before. Yet, they tend to forget that staying up late is unhealthy. The fast food culture is one of the biggest menaces these days. Scuba diving, skydiving, parachute-riding, safari expedition, skiing, etc. On the other hand, it is equally important that we avoid listening to music while driving (earphones, headphones).
Movies are a must-plan on almost every weekend. Today, almost no office can run without the Internet. Be it watching videos on YouTube, spending time on social networking sites, shopping, dating, or simply surfing the Internet, you never know how you end up spending hours on your laptop/smartphone. A brisk walk, a chat with neighbors, gardening, reading books, or nurturing a hobby, have almost become redundant today.
Playing Video Games
Internet: The King of All Entertainment Sources
‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. Youngsters should remember that ‘Speed Thrills, but Also Kills’.
Watching a game with friends is one of the greatest entertainment sources around. With the increased use of the Internet, youngsters today no longer want to go out from the confines of their rooms under the bright sunshine. We have more options on the television today, more movie theaters, all thanks to the growing entertainment and media industry. However, some movies can have a negative impact on the minds of youngsters, who fail to understand that, in the end, it is mostly fiction.
Nightlife: Clubbing. Of course, some do end up in meeting the soulmates of their lives. Food also serves as a comfort many times, and any achievement or a happy moment calls for a visit to a restaurant. In addendum, the Internet has created a revolution in our lives.
Online dating has become one of the latest fad. Everyone is obsessed with fashion, and being outdated in your dressing style is looked down by almost everyone.
Today, the Internet rules our lives. Clubbing and nightlife has become an important part of today’s lifestyle. Sadly, partying, drinking, smoking, drugs, etc., has increased in the life of youth these days. For today’s youth, it is simply ‘Work Hard, Party Harder’. This is also the reason why sports, these days, are so highly commercialized, with the real spirit of sportsmanship going for a toss.
Partying is considered as a must for every occasion. Yet, the youth today tend to forget the importance of living out in the ‘real world’. Gone are those days when they preferred going outdoors for a game. Also, nightlife today is mostly filled with drugs, drinking, and smoking.
Giving time to your hobby, or reading books for pleasure, have reduced as a form of enjoyment today. Smoking may be taken up due to peer pressure. Though a traditional media of entertainment, movies are going to stick on for all generations to come. We see many teenagers who have been victims of drug obsession. Online dating is not bad per se, yet, one should not forget the risks of disclosing your personal details to an unidentified person or stranger.
Eating at Restaurants
Listening to Music
Shopping is considered to be a stress-buster by many, and being fashionable is considered a minimal requirement. Watching movies is one of the favorite pass times of almost everyone today. Sometimes, the virtual world is used as an escape route from one’s problems.
Yet, what do you mean by enjoyment? What is your concept of enjoyment? Of course, we seek pleasure in different activities, and the definition of enjoyment is different for everyone. Of course, music is the biggest stress-buster. It is indeed a powerful medium to reach millions in a fraction of a second.
Any occasion calls for alcohol these days. However, it is the canned and fast food culture which is the culprit for increased obesity in the world.
Today’s youth are almost addicted to video games. In this competitive world, we all have to slog hard to make our living. We all are dependent on the Internet, not only for knowledge, but also for entertainment. However, youngsters today also seeks thrill and adventure. – these days everyone wants to have some fun-filled action in their lives.
Gambling is also considered as enjoyment by many. The entertainment and enjoyment preserved for our weekends are the biggest sources of stress-busters for us. However, too much of anything is certainly bad. It is completely alright if it is done in moderation. However, as generations change, media of entertainment also change. Virtual life can be so addictive, that sometimes they tend to forget to breathe fresh air itself. The only concern is that, they should follow all the safety precautions before engaging in this kind of sport. This is certainly a negative impact of today’s stress and competition.
There are increasing number of youngsters who engage in watching porn.
Adventure and Traveling
Well, this is one form of de-stressing for many out there. However, heavy drinking will abuse your body in the long run. With increased stress, we all want to seek solace somewhere. Traveling is indeed a good source of enjoyment, a break from mundane life