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Old January 7th, 2017, 09:51 PM   #11

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I wish to be born and raised as a Swedish so that I can live such a comfortable live to the point of losing touch with reality and join ISIS to fight for Allah.
With much higher literacy rate and life expectancy than African countries with similar GDP per capita, Vietnam is not a least developed country.
Admittedly, it has problems with robbery and other crimes.
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I wish to be born and raised as a Swedish so that I can live such a comfortable live to the point of losing touch with reality and join ISIS to fight for Allah.
yup, here in Southeast Asian territories where for a number of people finding a decent toilet in the morning is a problem, they fight for their lives on daily basis against those who are provided with tuition fees of the their parents and need not worry about augmenting the income of their family because child labor in the West is a big issue and can surely bring their parents in jail. Not in the poor places here in Southeast Asia but they can still afford to smile despite the poverty and natural calamities like typhoon that frequents these territories.
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In my limited opinion: I think that there is a loss of purpose among the younger generations in America especially. I find it to be a failure in familial education. Kids are taught that the older generations were the golden era of America having defeated the Nazi's in WW2, and all. Having no way to prove themselves in a declining moral society. While having the older generations holding this over their heads. They can get lost; Since many of the ideals now are toward not hurting each others feelings, instead of a "so what, get over it pussy." kind of mentality that was held in past generations. Not to mention the constant social diminishing that comes with things like TV. Instead of learning about the world, they are watching fat people try to exercise, ect. This level of crap is being presented on unprecedented levels though media that is more prevalent now than ever in history. Most people in America are so ignorant that they don't even know that the Islamic god and Christian god are the same god. So it's not surprising that they have social issues when they don't understand much about the actual world around them.
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^they are just spoiled kids who don't know the meaning of real poverty.
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Yes, i agree 100%. But not knowing poverty isn't why some of them feel depressed. Hell they should be as excited about that as i am. The spoiled part is a huge probably. lol
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In my limited opinion: I think that there is a loss of purpose among the younger generations in America especially. I find it to be a failure in familial education. Kids are taught that the older generations were the golden era of America having defeated the Nazi's in WW2, and all. Having no way to prove themselves in a declining moral society. While having the older generations holding this over their heads. They can get lost; Since many of the ideals now are toward not hurting each others feelings, instead of a "so what, get over it pussy." kind of mentality that was held in past generations. Not to mention the constant social diminishing that comes with things like TV. Instead of learning about the world, they are watching fat people try to exercise, ect. This level of crap is being presented on unprecedented levels though media that is more prevalent now than ever in history. Most people in America are so ignorant that they don't even know that the Islamic god and Christian god are the same god. So it's not surprising that they have social issues when they don't understand much about the actual world around them.
In spite of mass education and almost universal literacy, battling functional illiteracy is an even more daunting job in the developed world.
In the developed world, functional illiteracy, which is often defined as reading level below graduation from elementary school, is more common than many people may think.
The estimate: Anywhere from 1/5 or 1/2 of the adult working age populations is functionally illiterate.
The irony is that even some university graduates are known to be functionally illiterate!
I often shout anachronism when I spot depictions of sweet potatoes and corns in China earlier than the later Ming Dynasty in movies and television series, but such historical ignorance is widespread in Hong Kong and China.
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yup, here in Southeast Asian territories where for a number of people finding a decent toilet in the morning is a problem, they fight for their lives on daily basis against those who are provided with tuition fees of the their parents and need not worry about augmenting the income of their family because child labor in the West is a big issue and can surely bring their parents in jail. Not in the poor places here in Southeast Asia but they can still afford to smile despite the poverty and natural calamities like typhoon that frequents these territories.
People overreacted when they see kids working on the field in North Korea while I sit here and wonder why the hell do they have to be so work up about something so trivial like that because it's a common thing in...I dont know...poor countries. And it's not like the kids were forced to do that you know. When you are poor and dont have enough foods to eat, helping parents at field is just the most natural thing out there. And if you dont work on the field then what else there is to do in your free time? I dont even think poor people in my country villages have money for real drugs anyway.

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Obviously, your query is larger and more fundamental than that. It is far from clear that Americans, or youth, “no longer want to live”. So to begin with, expand your question to be more inclusive.

Try this:

“Have suicide rates around the world been increasing, and why?”

Suicide is a tricky sort of human behavior, and the reasons why anyone chooses that out-come to life are complex and varied. A few obvious variables are: Terminally ill, and in extreme pain; Self-Death as atonement for some real or perceived failure; Conviction that the future has nothing to offer beyond suffering; Loss of purpose in life; Belief that the world will be better for one’s departure, fashion and Ennui. Understanding and objective measurements for suicide are really more within the field of Psychology than in History. As historians we are interested more in how/why humans react to challenges by studying events, trends and change. Like everything else, suicide trends vary from time to time. I doubt there are good statistics on the matter, and if so they are most likely found in the Psychology literature.

Once we’ve identified what the trends are, we can begin to question the range of possible causes (proximate and further afield) that may be driving the trends.

Personally, I think that humans in the early 21st century psychologically challenged by rapid and radical changes unique in our history. Old ways and beliefs of even a few years ago are gone, and are missed even by those who have never known anything different. We are herd animals for millions of years, and now find ourselves alone, and with little control over even our little bubble of a world. We have substituted PC for discredited values and as a result most folks have lost their moral compass. This emerging world is far beyond the 18th century notions of Utopia, but there have been numerous un-intended consequences that are disturbing. Have the numbers of those who are ill at ease in this world we’ve been creating for the past two or three hundred years increased? Where is the proofs?

We get a feeling that one of the consequences of this product we bought into in an attempt to eliminate suffering was fundamentally flawed, and that materialism is much more destructive than previously believed. Or not? Is that a cause for suicide? Perhaps, but it remains speculative.
We have progressed quite substantially as far as equal opportunities of genders and ethnic backgrounds are concerned; it is far from perfect, nonetheless.
How should we treat hatreds these days?
Is terrorism really worse than a few years ago?
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People overreacted when they see kids working on the field in North Korea while I sit here and wonder why the hell do they have to be so work up about something so trivial like that because it's a common thing in...I dont know...poor countries. And it's not like the kids were forced to do that you know. When you are poor and dont have enough foods to eat, helping parents at field is just the most natural thing out there. And if you dont work on the field then what else there is to do in your free time? I dont even think poor people in my country villages have money for real drugs anyway.
right, the real drugs, so in my country they just boil this plant known as "talampunay" that they become insane for days after drinking it. Harsh life makes people to think of survival rather than killing themselves.
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Yes, i agree 100%. But not knowing poverty isn't why some of them feel depressed. Hell they should be as excited about that as i am. The spoiled part is a huge probably. lol
I know, lack of communication to their parents and relatives is one of them. But that is only depressing if you have decent bed and you don't live in a house made of branches of trees, twigs and leaves.
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