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New Study - Indians are a depressed lot? What is your take?




Came across an interesting piece and a recent study about Indians on being a depressed lot. What do you think? I found it quite interesting because here in Canada people (esp. Desi's) always claim (even proudly) that Canadians are a depressed lot as they don't have any social fabric and family values as compared to us and that we Indians, due to being an extreme social animals back home, rarely feel depressed. I hear these lines every now and then in a family and friends' gathering here in Canada.

So, what is your take on this new study, which claims that Indians are a depressed lot. Please note that this is no India bashing/Canada acclaiming post by any means, at least from me. Also interesting are the comments by the readers underneath the said article.

Here's the link:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indians-are-a-depressed-lot-Report/articleshow/9377254.cms

Specific to India could be the amount of everyday's inflation and to keep up among the growing competition and consumerism. Also, the other factors that contribute might be the growing corruption and the depleting faith in their leaders.


 
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Post ID: 185515 27-07-11 02:07:34
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Originally posted by febpreet

Came across an interesting piece and a recent study about Indians on being a depressed lot. What do you think? I found it quite interesting because here in Canada people (esp. Desi's) always claim (even proudly) that Canadians are a depressed lot as they don't have any social fabric and family values as compared to us and that we Indians, due to being an extreme social animals back home, rarely feel depressed. I hear these lines every now and then in a family and friends' gathering here in Canada.

So, what is your take on this new study, which claims that Indians are a depressed lot. Please note that this is no India bashing/Canada acclaiming post by any means, at least from me. Also interesting are the comments by the readers underneath the said article.

Here's the link:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indians-are-a-depressed-lot-Report/articleshow/9377254.cms

Specific to India could be the amount of everyday's inflation and to keep up among the growing competition and consumerism. Also, the other factors that contribute might be the growing corruption and the depleting faith in their leaders.



Let's start from you.
Do you consider yourself Indian ? If yes then do you have such depression problem ?



 
Post ID: 185517 27-07-11 02:30:44
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Quote:
Originally posted by febpreet

Came across an interesting piece and a recent study about Indians on being a depressed lot. What do you think? I found it quite interesting because here in Canada people (esp. Desi's) always claim (even proudly) that Canadians are a depressed lot as they don't have any social fabric and family values as compared to us and that we Indians, due to being an extreme social animals back home, rarely feel depressed. I hear these lines every now and then in a family and friends' gathering here in Canada.

So, what is your take on this new study, which claims that Indians are a depressed lot. Please note that this is no India bashing/Canada acclaiming post by any means, at least from me. Also interesting are the comments by the readers underneath the said article.

Here's the link:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indians-are-a-depressed-lot-Report/articleshow/9377254.cms

Specific to India could be the amount of everyday's inflation and to keep up among the growing competition and consumerism. Also, the other factors that contribute might be the growing corruption and the depleting faith in their leaders.



By and large foreigners are amazed at Indian resilience, especially amongst the ever smiling poor. However, the middle class and the rich have changed a lot in the last 20 years or so. Along with some positive developments, we have also paid the price that comes with prosperity and modernisation.

While we have not prepared for such changes, care must be taken to avoid the mistakes made by the west in this field.


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by febpreet

Also interesting are the comments by the readers underneath the said article.




Yes, interesting readers' comments :)

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Unless we stop knowing too much, we will end up being too depressed.
I am slowly cleaning up my favorites and Bookmarks.


Quote:
Originally posted by febpreet

Came across an interesting piece and a recent study about Indians on being a depressed lot. What do you think? I found it quite interesting because here in Canada people (esp. Desi's) always claim (even proudly) that Canadians are a depressed lot as they don't have any social fabric and family values as compared to us and that we Indians, due to being an extreme social animals back home, rarely feel depressed. I hear these lines every now and then in a family and friends' gathering here in Canada.

So, what is your take on this new study, which claims that Indians are a depressed lot. Please note that this is no India bashing/Canada acclaiming post by any means, at least from me. Also interesting are the comments by the readers underneath the said article.

Here's the link:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indians-are-a-depressed-lot-Report/articleshow/9377254.cms

Specific to India could be the amount of everyday's inflation and to keep up among the growing competition and consumerism. Also, the other factors that contribute might be the growing corruption and the depleting faith in their leaders.


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Post ID: 185533 27-07-11 11:38:37
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Whenever there is any negative news about India, i immediately see smile on faces of some folks.:D

people in all countries depressed these days incl Norway(most happiest country in world), but one thing is unique about India, that is self hatred, we hate so much our country/our culture and people.
No where in the world people has this quality like we have:clap:
this make us really unique:down:

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Originally posted by dimple2001
Yes, interesting readers' comments :)


exactly, I also find it very intresting:up:
anything bad about India(incl poverty, corruption, depression) is interesting for me:)


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by mcg7

anything bad about India(incl poverty, corruption, depression) is interesting for me:)



Really, why is that? Unless you were sarcastic in your previous post, it seems to contradict your own statements. And if you were sarcastic, you misunderstood my comment in my post.

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Quote:
Originally posted by dimple2001
you misunderstood my comment in my post.



I may be misunderstood this time ?:confused: :D
:cheers:


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by mcg7

Quote:
Originally posted by dimple2001
you misunderstood my comment in my post.



I may be misunderstood this time ?:confused: :D
:cheers:



Fair enough. Thanks.

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I some how agree to this study. I think the other way around and believe that we Indians are more depressed because our social fabric and family values only. I would say 95% of Indians follow the same life cycle because of family and social pressure. This cycle is straight without exploring more about your passion, interest and hobby. Cycle is:

Qualification: Job/Business: Marriage: Family.

Even at the time of studies we decide to opt for qualification which is in demand and might lead to job easily in future ignoring our actual interest. This is because of family and social pressure only. Our parents, relatives, teachers etc suggest that we should take this subject. We come to a conclusion that if most of my well wishers are saying something then this will be correct and I might be wrong as at that age we dont have courage to face failure.

Then comes Job/ Business. We again start working not as per our interest but as per our qualification or family business. Have you even noticed a young guy in early 20s sitting in a shop? This is the age when he should be enjoying life. At this age he should be exploring his hobbies but again because of social and family pressure, he is sitting in a shop and now will engaged in his family business for ever. This poor chap might be an artist from inside. Dont you think this will lead to depression?

Marriage: Marriage is again forced on most of Indians by family and social pressure only. No matter you are prepared for it or not. I remember a friend of mine who is from business family and forced to get marry a the age of 22 and he used to get so frustrated after seeing us enjoying and playing in our 20s. Result is he is now gained wait and suffering from some other diseases also. Dont you think this will lead to depression also?

Even for those who are working also, family and society put so much pressure to get marry as soon as you reach 25. No matter you are ready for it or not. No matter you are enjoying your current job or not. You are forced to take additional responsibility and now you can not leave your job which you are not enjoying at all because of family/ wife pressure. JOB NAHI MILEGI TO KYA KAROGE.JOB KE SAATH SAATH PEHLE NAI DHOONDH LO.

Family: Once you are married, you all know pressure comes to increase your family. And who gives this pressure, none other then family and society. No matter you are ready for it or not.

Dont you all think with all these things happening in your life, you will go on depression? And those who decides to be different with crowd and dont follow above steps are sometimes not accepted in our society. One of my friend who has decided not to marry is really finding it difficult to stand to his decision because of family and society pressure. And suppose if he gets marry now because of pressure, dont you think he might feel depressed in future which is not good for partner also.


Most of us end up doing things which we actually dont want to and this leads to frustration, anger and then sometime to depression. Most of these things happens because of Indian society, culture and family pressure only. Movie Rock on is a very good example which shows that if you do something which is not of your interest, no matter how big money you make, you will never feel happy and always feel depressed ( Farhan Akhtar role in Rock on).

All not to forget, Indian women are known for sacrifices. Think about housewifes who sacrifices everything for family and because of family and society pressure, dont you think she will be sick and depressed from inside.

I have read following quote somewhere and liked it:

‎"Very few people are accepted as creative: A few painters, a few poets -- one in a million. This is foolish! Every human being is a born creator. Watch children and you will see: all children are creative. By and by, we destroy their creativity. By and by, we force wrong beliefs on them. By and by, we distract them. By and by, we make them more and more economical and political and ambitious."

So, I some how agree to this study that Indians might be more depressed.

Thanks





Quote:
Originally posted by febpreet

Came across an interesting piece and a recent study about Indians on being a depressed lot. What do you think? I found it quite interesting because here in Canada people (esp. Desi's) always claim (even proudly) that Canadians are a depressed lot as they don't have any social fabric and family values as compared to us and that we Indians, due to being an extreme social animals back home, rarely feel depressed. I hear these lines every now and then in a family and friends' gathering here in Canada.

So, what is your take on this new study, which claims that Indians are a depressed lot. Please note that this is no India bashing/Canada acclaiming post by any means, at least from me. Also interesting are the comments by the readers underneath the said article.

Here's the link:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indians-are-a-depressed-lot-Report/articleshow/9377254.cms

Specific to India could be the amount of everyday's inflation and to keep up among the growing competition and consumerism. Also, the other factors that contribute might be the growing corruption and the depleting faith in their leaders.


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