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




chekram_04
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Now why would anyone have anything against getting the dirty vendors and lariwala's off the road. I mean if you visit most of these vendors, hygeine is the last thing on their mind. Delhi Belly anyone !!!

Even though the nutritional value of the food served in McDonald or Dominos can be questioned, what we need to learn is the way these businesses are run. I mean we can have a fusion ... something like a haldiram store where you serve the traditional indian food but in a clean enviroment. Till maybe even mcdonald starts serving samosa burger and dosa wraps !!!!

What is wrong with multiplexes?????



Hygiene is a different issue ... and sure hygiene doesn't work to get rid of depression.
How hygiene are these so called big chain restaurants? that can be the other issue also... Moreover, these things are highly expensive due to high inflationary rate .. they charge very high and majority people can not afford it.
And other important fact is that it eats the small businesses on which many people earn their live hood.


 
Post ID: 185659 29-07-11 13:29:21
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KumarM
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Originally posted by febpreet

I completely and wholeheartedly agree with you. I never understood why we need to be connected all the time, why so rush-hush to check emails every hour, to go online to see what's happening in the world (news sites), why is it really important to see which of your friend has just been to the loo or what he/she just ate (aka. facebook, twitter). Were people not happy when they didn't have all of these? They were actually more happy and had a leisure time. Now all we hear from families and friends that they are very busy.

What I have found is that the more you live like they did in 60s, 70s, 80s, the more happier you become. Watch news, check emails once a day, visit libraries, borrow books, get out of the home for a walk. Have a circle of friends who are positive minded. This is not a 100% cure of this information-age depression, but at least a light in the tunnel.

Also, the day we stop comparing ourselves to others, will be the happiest day of our lives. Most of the depressed moment are when we tend to think about other people's cars, houses, jobs, jewellery etc. and then worried about our own life if we don't have either of these. We tend to forget what we already have and how we are better off than a majority of unfortunate folks. We need to get out of this rat-race to be truly happy and live a contented life. The same is true for people living in India.

One doesn't need to be ashamed of his/her ways to lead a simple, yet a happy life.



100% on the spot. Two of my cousins who live in the same place as me want me to come on Facebook to keep in touch. I told them that if they dont want to spend a rupee on a phone call, there is no need to keep in touch. Some of my nieces are always on Facebook and Twitter. They are so lost in a real world, they cant even make a decent conversation with others. Their writing English is horrible as they use SMS language.

Thank god my kids are not on those sites. Like me they prefer to talk on the phone rather than chatting on those sites. Nothing against those sites, but there are drawbacks too.

Stop comparing? Nah, most desis cant do that. Lots of Indians are brought up in a competitive environment and comparisons are bound to happen.


 
Post ID: 185698 30-07-11 04:24:02
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web2000
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Originally posted by bhootnath

More one will be on internet more aloof he/she will be. Really get rid of TV and internet and see how wonderful your life is going to be.



I completely and wholeheartedly agree with you. I never understood why we need to be connected all the time, why so rush-hush to check emails every hour, to go online to see what's happening in the world (news sites), why is it really important to see which of your friend has just been to the loo or what he/she just ate (aka. facebook, twitter). Were people not happy when they didn't have all of these? They were actually more happy and had a leisure time. Now all we hear from families and friends that they are very busy.

What I have found is that the more you live like they did in 60s, 70s, 80s, the more happier you become. Watch news, check emails once a day, visit libraries, borrow books, get out of the home for a walk. Have a circle of friends who are positive minded. This is not a 100% cure of this information-age depression, but at least a light in the tunnel.

Also, the day we stop comparing ourselves to others, will be the happiest day of our lives. Most of the depressed moment are when we tend to think about other people's cars, houses, jobs, jewellery etc. and then worried about our own life if we don't have either of these. We tend to forget what we already have and how we are better off than a majority of unfortunate folks. We need to get out of this rat-race to be truly happy and live a contented life. The same is true for people living in India.

One doesn't need to be ashamed of his/her ways to lead a simple, yet a happy life.



Very true.

Even being in IT for more than a decade

-I keep myself away from technologies.
-Enjoy nature and outside world.
-Do walking/jogging at least 8 kms everyday
-Have no facebook/twitter account and never logged on to any social networking site
-Check email once in a week.

I try to live a life I used to live in 80s/90s. I am not sure if I am following the world but I remain enthusiastic at every moment.













 
Post ID: 185759 02-08-11 10:16:16
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san-hugo
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Well in 90s / 80s also many of friends were not so outgoing and we used to call them kitabi keedas, zombies, chashmish, dheeela , padakoo, pajamachchaap, bhenji etc. .....So whether you check email daily or weekly , whether you open facebook many times a day or do not have an account , this depends on an individual. Every era gave inactive people.

Many of my friends who are football/cricket players have facebook account and they go out extensively. I do lot of travelling outing & picnic, evening walks , movies, liesure driving, eat outside etc. and I have also the facebook account. Many of my friends are like that.. i call it double majaa. I have sound remembence from my childhood in 80s going out in aam ka baags, playing all kind of games including kanchey , gulli danda, mohalla cricket, professional football...but that was then, I enjoyed then , I enjoy being on facebook and linkedin.

We can not force our kids to take them back to our days , this is there world, world of social networking, mobile phones, SMSs. Forcing them out of it is grossly wrong, you can only delay their indulgance like my father delayed my movie/tv watching by not allowing it that time , Now I watch lot of movies. I am sure everyone of us will have such story to tell..what do we learn from that ?

All in all , you can show the way to your kids but to forbade them from doing what most of their frineds in society does will only increase their curiosity ...

I advocate mix of everything...


 
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chekram_04
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Location: Mississauga


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Originally posted by san-hugo


We can not force our kids to take them back to our days , this is there world, world of social networking, mobile phones, SMSs. Forcing them out of it is grossly wrong, you can only delay their indulgance like my father delayed my movie/tv watching by not allowing it that time , Now I watch lot of movies. I am sure everyone of us will have such story to tell..what do we learn from that ?



Agree but moderation is the key. Lot of depression is generated out of overindulgence. For example, many youngsters are on social networking site 24*7. Many kids are comparing their mobile phones with their buddy 's. Very few people can enjoy it and give priority to other parts of the life. There are ample of things in this world and it is very pertinent to prioritize the things and administer effective time management skill to one's daily activities.


 
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