31 Curated Reasons on Why our Generation is So unhappy


Why is our generation so unhappy? Do you consider yourself a happy a person?

To begin with, let us begin by defining the term happiness. According to Happy International Org.

“Happiness comes when you feel satisfied and fulfilled. Happiness is a feeling of contentment, that life is just as it should be. Perfect happiness, enlightenment, comes when you have all of your needs satisfied.

While the perfect happiness of enlightenment may be hard to achieve, and even harder to maintain, happiness is not an either /or case. There are nearly limitless degrees of happiness between the bliss of enlightenment and the despair of depression. Most of us fall somewhere between, closer to the middle than the edges.”

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As I was out on Quora checking feeds  I found a contribution by user known as Emily Clark. According to Emily Clark, she curated answers from the Internet and Quora on why our generation is unhappy. Here is her list:

Here is the list of things which make our generation unhappy:

  1. Generation is unhappy because there is no optimism in society overall.

  2. More peace but division in politics makes it worse and animosity in air.

  3. Social media is setting unrealistic living standard which we don’t get in real life and get unhappy.

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  4. Pornography, same way sets completely different sex standard which makes this generation sexually frustrated in lives.

  5. People have so many followers and subscribers but no real friends who could be there for person as a person.

  6. This generation is trying to meet their emotional needs through the social medias.

  7. This generation’s source of happiness has changed from real things to likes, upvotes and retweets.

  8. This generation has started seeking false ego through numbers e.g. likes and retweets

  9. This generations have lost the purpose of living; it has nothing to be motivated by.

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  10. This generation is going from being religious to atheism. I don’t say god exists or not but I must say God gives hope.

  11. This generation has found new cheap thrills like porn, Netflix, YouTube and drugs but not real happiness.

  12. This generation is raised with high expectations.

  13. The Internet.

  14. Crippling students’ loans, which forces students to do jobs which they don’t like but do because of huge loans.

  15. Food is another reason; this generation is eating crap in the name of food.

  16. Lack of sleep of this generation is another cause of unhappiness.

  17. Indecisiveness gives unhappy feelings. We make tones of small decisions e.g. where to park, getting out of bed, what to eat etc.

  18. This generation has this habit of holding unnecessarily long grudges.

  19. we, Humans has this need to be by all ourselves, alone. But this generation is with someone even when sitting all alone because of smart phones.

  20. This generation is so advanced that we can’t afford mistakes so afraid of making mistakes make us unhappy.

  21. because of high competition, we are all jealous inside.

  22. Just to maintain a living standard we get ourselves with a wrong person due to wrong decisions.

  23. Because of technology the gratification has lost its meaning and value because we want everything instant.

  24. This generation’s another cause of unhappiness is choosing the wrong movie, book, song or game to play. There are certain non-branded games with low installs that give you something real.

  25. We are born with debts, govt debts, students’ loans, house, and many more.

  26. Whenever you feel unhappy without reason play any mind engaging game for few minutes. Don’t know how but it works.

  27. ProcrastiNATION is one another cause of unhappiness. Pile of worries.

  28. We have this weird attitude of focusing on what we don’t have instead of focusing on what we do have.

  29. Again, lack of spirituality and religious touch. I don’t say you must follow some religion. But it gives you hope, happiness and reason to do things which give you real happiness.

  30. This generation has started to mix their laziness for boredom.

  31. This generation’s competition is against the robots and technology so we have become perfectionist. So, things don’t go our way and we get anxious.

What do you think makes our generation unhappy? Leave your comment  below

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