Teen age is an age of imitation. In this age, mind seeks Role Model to follow and imitate. What is right and wrong is least concerned for teen age. And once the attitude towards life is set, it remains same forever. I see 70+ old with lust in eyes. Reason?
The damaged teen age. More than likely Bollywood perverts as Role Models during teen age.
Although, this is common sense, here is the meta-analysis confirming it
Meta-Analyses of the Relationship Between Conformity to Masculine Norms and Mental Health-Related Outcomes.
Despite theoretical postulations that individuals’ conformity to masculine norms is differentially related to mental health-related outcomes depending on a variety of contexts, there has not been any systematic synthesis of the empirical research on this topic. Therefore, the authors of this study conducted meta-analyses of the relationships between conformity to masculine norms (as measured by the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory-94 and other versions of this scale) and mental health-related outcomes using 78 samples and 19,453 participants. Conformity to masculine norms was modestly and unfavorably associated with mental health as well as moderately and unfavorably related to psychological help seeking. The authors also identified several moderation effects. Conformity to masculine norms was more strongly correlated with negative social functioning than with psychological indicators of negative mental health. Conformity to the specific masculine norms of self-reliance, power over women, and playboy were unfavorably, robustly, and consistently related to mental health-related outcomes, whereas conformity to the masculine norm of primacy of work was not significantly related to any mental health-related outcome. These findings highlight the need for researchers to disaggregate the generic construct of conformity to masculine norms and to focus instead on specific dimensions of masculine norms and their differential associations with other outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Public Significance Statement—This study synthesized findings from 19,453 participants across 78 samples regarding the relationships between conformity to masculine norms and mental health-related outcomes. In general, individuals who conformed strongly to masculine norms tended to have poorer mental health and less favorable attitudes toward seeking psychological help, although the results differed depending on specific types of masculine norms. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
In general, individuals who conformed strongly to masculine norms tended to have poorer mental health
Poor mental health! Tsunami of mental disorders! And we boast self for demographic dividend!
This is just about mental health. Least we talk about physical deterioration.
Who can help youth here?
हनुमान & ब्रह्मचर्य!
ब्रह्मणि चरणमिति ब्रह्मचर्यम् |
Dwelling in self is Brahmcharya.
Is this possible without protecting Virya/वीर्य ?
Can you protect self when you are obsessed with womanizer attitude (Physical and mental)?
In this chaotic time, only Hanuman as Role model and living life with his ideals will help.The subject of brahmacharya is as intrinsic to this conference as oil is to a lamp. It is all too important a subject, and its omission or neglect at a conference of this nature would do grave injustice to a figure like Sri Hanuman. Scripturally and traditionally speaking, Sri Hanuman is always eulogized as an eternal brahmacharin. A brahmacharin is one who controls his senses in order to reach Brahman or the Supreme Being. At a more common level of definition, a brahmacharin is one who controls his passions or sex instincts and transmutes or sublimates these thoughts and energies into resources that are capable of giving him the highest realization of God. In the case of Sri Hanuman, He is not a spiritual aspirant striving to practice brahmacharya. He has already attained mastery in this field. He epitomizes excellence and the ultimate maturity in brahmacharya. It gives us the necessary purity which is the basis of spiritual life. No impure person can be spiritual.
How did Hanuman become a Mahavir? It is with this weapon of Brahmacharya that he acquired unsurpassable strength and velour.
If not him, keeping him in mind, we must strive to become micro version of Hanuman!!
More in next note about Hanuman and Brahmcharya!