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Early Male Friendship and Substance Abuse in Teen Girls

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Although this study is done in western context, it is becoming reality in Indian context too. My friend, working in Call center MNC, in metro, told me that, in cities like Mumbai, Pune, you will find equal number of females consuming cigarette and alcohol in very young age.

Drug abuse is an extreme outcome of carefree and careless society.It happens because we lack power of discrimination and ignore physiology of distinct genders and care to be given to them.
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In childhood, boys and girls tend to form friendships almost exclusively with same-sex peers. Around early adolescence, they gradually begin to include other-sex friends in their network.

The findings show that girls tend to initiate the transition to a mixed-gender friendship network earlier than boys, and continue this transition at a faster pace during adolescence. As a result girls who experienced this transition early and fast were more likely to develop substance abuse problems during late adolescence.


One point agenda type western studies blissfully ignores other parameters like family environment, bonding with siblings , parenting in drug abuse.

33% of all kids today in US have zero father presence in their lives. This is more strong reason for drug abuse. That is more dangerous trend pushing teens for drug abuse.


Research


Early Male Friendship as a Precursor to Substance Abuse in Girls

http://as.wiley.com/WileyCDA/PressRelease/pressReleaseId-93117.html

Montreal, QC —March 10, 2011 —In childhood, boys and girls tend to form friendships almost exclusively with same-sex peers. Around early adolescence, they gradually begin to include other-sex friends in their network. A new study published in Journal of Research on Adolescence suggests that girls and boys experience this transition very differently. The findings show that girls tend to initiate the transition to a mixed-gender friendship network earlier than boys, and continue this transition at a faster pace during adolescence. As a result girls who experienced this transition early and fast were more likely to develop substance abuse problems during late adolescence.

Researchers followed a sample of almost 400 adolescents (58% girls), aged twelve to eighteen, from a large French-speaking school district in Canada. They were interviewed annually over a seven-year period about their friendship network and their use of alcohol and drugs.

Lead author Dr. François Poulin, “Peer relationships are considered to be one of the main risk factors for substance use. However, for boys, the formation of other-sex friendships is not associated with later substance use problems. Boys reported receiving higher levels of emotional support from their other-sex friends, whereas girls receive more support from their same-sex friends. It is possible that having other-sex friends is protective for boys because they gain emotional support and are therefore less likely to engage in problem behavior.”

The study finds that among girls, antisocial behavior and early pubertal maturation accelerated the increase in the proportion of other-sex friends. Compared to their same-sex friends, girls tended to form friendships with older males in out-of-school contexts. Since the legal drinking age is 18 in Canada, it may simply be more difficult for younger girls to purchase their own alcohol, thus older boys become one point of access for this substance. The study findings imply that parents may wish to take a more active role in monitoring their daughters’ friendships, especially with older boys.

The authors maintain that by middle adolescence, once this transition has been completed, the impact of other-sex friendships on girls’ maladjustment fades away. Mixed-gender networks then become more normative and girls are more likely to form romantic relationships with their male peers. The influence of boys on girls’ substance-using behavior might then operate in the context of these romantic relationships.

The authors suggest that future studies should also examine the longitudinal associations between other-sex friends and other outcomes such as educational achievement and antisocial behavior. Finally, aspects of these other-sex friendships in early adolescence should be more carefully investigated, including the setting in which they take place, their linkages with the rest of the youth’s friendship network, and parental supervision of these new emerging relationships.

Directionless Youth, Reproductive Stress and STD Epidemic

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Analogy is a powerful inference tool. When something is difficult to realize, I always prefer it to draw attention to casual errors in our living.
 
One more example here: I hope and wish that this will help. 🙂
 
Brain is body organ. Reproductive system is also body organ. Digestive system too part of body. They become mature at different age. Digestive system gets mature by age 2 or 3. Brain takes 12 years. Reproductive system takes 20 years. Do we take care of their development period?
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1) Although all human babies are born with digestive system, for 6 months, we do not give anything to newborns and infants but only mother’s feeding.
 
Any doubt? No, right? Well-established practice.
 
2) Reproductive system responses start very early in age around 10-12 age. But we do not get married at this age and produce babies. Organ is still under development. Early pregnancy means risk for mother and baby both.
 
Why no education institutes/parents educate students to stay away from sexual urge in teen age and wait until reproductive system is fully matured? Just like we avoid solid food intake for infants below 6 months?
 
On the other hand, we laugh and promote teens to engage in intimate relations. We allow their exposure to filthy sex stimuli entertainment. Are we not compromising growth and development of their reproductive system? Do we imagine that this early intimate encounters may lead to mid-age crisis very early?
 
A life free of herpes, warts, chlamydia, and others is possible. One simply has to delay sexual behaviour. Will you take for your kids? Or like avg american teen suffering from STD, promote teens to engage in premature usage of reproductive organs?
 
3) Brain is under development up to age 10-12. During this age, human stimuli is critical.
 
Why we spend less time with kids when they need most? Why do we replace critical human time with gadgets (TV, mobiles, laptops, tablets) who are impotent to trigger chemical changes in brain as humans can do?
 
I just showed you biological truths by analogy of infant digestion. Think about it and take care. 🙂 (Y)

Role model for Youth, Who? Pervert Bollywood?

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Role model! Who?
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Role Model
Role Model

Who is your role model? The petty blind perverts from BC(Bollywood-Cricket) or peaceful warrior Shivaji? How do you lead life? Like an insect or a man!?

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अन्धात इह को विशिष्यते ?
रागी |
क: शूर:?
य: ललना-लोलन-बाणे: न च व्यधित:|
Who is worse than the blind man?
One with attachments. Petty perverts.
Who is brave?
One who is not shaken by the shafts of amorous glances. The peaceful warrior!

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When Governor of Kalyana, Bahlol Khan was defeated by Major General of Shivaji’s army, the latter presented a beautiful Begum to Shivaji. Strict celibate Shivaji looked at her with reverence, and said, “If I have to become beautiful, I will take birth through your womb, mother.” Saying this he scolded his Major and ordered him to send her with full honour to her husband. Shivaji was a strict celibate because he was a disciple of a mighty saint Samartha Ramadasa.
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With BC(Bollywood-Cricket) class leading Nation’s youth(55 cr!) by various means like Big Boss type reality shows, country is on the way to become another Thailand where selling and buying perversion has become lucrative profession. Every other parent wants their child to become dancer or actor or cricketer. Groom your child like insect, destine him/her to die like insect, crushed.

Where are Ramdas and Jijabai of 21st century??Clarion call for you!

Screen Time and Premature Aging

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EyeStraing

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Two parallel lines you see between two eyes. It is sign of aging. It is generally developed in 50s. It was shocking for me to see college going youth developed those linings!

Obviously, I knew the culprit. It is damn excessive screen time (mobile, laptop, TV). More screen time during night. More exposure to artificial light.

“Computer Face/Smarphone Face”

In September 2010, the Daily Mail published an interesting report. According to a leading cosmetic surgeon, professionals who sit for hours in front of the computer—and who tend to squint, frown, or remain in one position for a long period of time—are at a greater risk for the appearance of premature aging.

That means accelerated fine lines, wrinkles, frown lines, turkey neck, deep wrinkles, and jowls. In fact, office workers were the most likely to show signs of premature aging.

Here are some of the potential problems:

  • If you frown or squint when concentrating—you may end up with premature frown lines.
  • Sitting in one position too long can increase risk of jowls.
  • If you look down a lot, neck muscles can shorten and sag—turkey neck.
  • Younger men and women are aging more quickly because of the heavy use of information technology.

So far, this is a phenomenon touted only by cosmetic surgeons, who claim to be seeing more and more younger patients with these types of effects. We have yet to see any real scientific study on the matter, but these early warnings may be worth heeding, considering how badly the muscles in the rest of our body react to endless sitting.


The obvious cure for smartphone face or Computer face isn’t costly surgery or treatments. It’s giving up my smartphone and all of its apps.

Reduce your screen time before it is too late! Detox teens around you or else soon we will see aged youth all around!

Blind Following and Dangers of Energy Drinks: traumatic brain injury in teens

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One of the worse affected population in Globalization mimicry, is teen age population. They are vulnerable to all possible attractions and waves spread by entertainment mediums.

Teen age is a age when mind seeks role model. And it will adapt the role model blindly.

For modern days, real human role models are difficult to find and toxic influence of mass mediums is so high that teens picks up virtual characters or actors as role model.

One such habit they pick up early is: Gym and Energy drink. Sports and energy drink.

Blind following of fake role models
Blind following of fake role models

 

Energy drink dangers
Energy drink dangers


Research


 

Study finds association between energy drinks and traumatic brain injury in teens

Teens who reported a traumatic brain injury in the past year were seven times more likely to have consumed at least five energy drinks in the past week than those without a history of TBI, according to a study published today in PLOS ONE.

Researchers also found that teens who reported sustaining a TBI within the past year were at least twice as likely to have consumed energy drinks mixed with alcohol than teens who reported sustaining a TBI more than a year previously.

“We’ve found a link between increased brain injuries and the consumption of energy drinks or energy drinks mixed with alcohol,” said Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital. “This is significant because energy drinks have previously been associated with general injuries, but not specifically with TBI.”

Dr. Cusimano said energy drink consumption could interfere with recovery efforts for teens who have sustained a TBI.

“Energy drinks, such a Red Bull and Rockstar, contain high levels of caffeine and change the chemical state of the body, which can prevent people from getting back on track after a TBI,” said Dr. Cusimano. “Brain injuries among adolescents are particularly concerning because their brains are still developing.”

At a time when energy drink consumption is rising among teens in Canada and the United States, the study also suggests that the caffeinated drinks are particularly linked with those who play sports.

“I think that energy drinks appeal to teens, especially athletes, because the drinks provide temporary benefits such as increased alertness, improved mood and enhanced mental and physical states,” said Dr. Cusimano. “Advertisements for the drinks also often feature prominent athletes.”

Energy Drinks, Alcohol, Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries among Adolescents

TBI remains a disabling and common condition among adolescents and the consumption of alcohol, energy drinks, and alcohol mixed with energy drinks further increase the odds of TBI among adolescents. These associations warrant further investigation.

Parenting Blunder – 2 : Teens, TV, Media and Indulgence

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TV influence on teens
TV influence on teens

Exposure to sexual content in music, movies, television, and magazines accelerates adolescents’ sexual activity and increases their risk of engaging in early sexual intercourse. Result: Confused teens with matured bodies but toddler’s mind. They become irresponsible citizens in future due to hampered development.

Exposure to virtual world tools (Facebook,Twitter,Whatsapp) decelerates adult mind that behave like a child. The word for such adults is neoteny, the state resulting when juvenile characteristics are retained by the adults of a species. (Isn’t narcissism a predominant juvenile behavior? Click photos. Share. Expect likes. Expect comments. Think about it.)

Both are social diseases. Society/Individual suffering from these diseases, cannot perform their duties towards self, family, society, Nation and mankind.

Unless we fix these two diseases, there is hardly any hope for real change in society. And to begin with, we must correct our habits. Divert your free time from passive entertainment to more engaging and active activities. Take breaks from virtual world. Go spend days and days with Nature. Spend time with mass. Understand them. Participate in constructive activities.

Coffee Culture, Teens, Sleep And Cultural Alienation

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We now take pride in coffee culture while it is not even our native drink! 😀 Such level of sheepish mentality prevails in our society. Imitate west blindly!

See what happens when this addiction succumbs you in early teen age.

Vicious cycle of insensitive generations
Vicious cycle of insensitive generations

Research


Adolescents Living the 24/7 Lifestyle: Effects of Caffeine and Technology on Sleep Duration and Daytime Functioning

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/123/6/e1005?sso=1&sso_redirect_count=1&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

OBJECTIVE. Adolescents may not receive the sleep they need. New media technology and new, popular energy drinks may be implicated in sleep deficits. In this pilot study we quantified nighttime technology use and caffeine consumption to determine effects on sleep duration and daytime behaviors in adolescents. We hypothesized that with increased technology use, adolescents increase caffeine consumption, resulting in insufficient sleep duration.

PATIENTS AND METHODS. Subjects were recruited from a pediatric office in a proximal suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Inclusion criteria for this study were middle and high school subjects aged 12 to 18 years old. The questionnaire, Adolescent Sleep, Caffeine Intake, and Technology Use, was developed by the investigators to measure adolescents’ intake of caffeinated drinks, use of nighttime media-related technology, and sleep behaviors. Descriptive statistics characterized the subjects, their caffeine and technology use, and sleep variables. Regression models assessed the relationships between caffeine, technology use, and sleep variables, having adjusted for age, race, gender, and BMI.

RESULTS. Sleep was significantly related to the multitasking index. Teenagers getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep on school nights tended to have 1.5- to 2-fold lower multitasking indices compared with those getting less sleep. Thirty-three percent of the teenagers reported falling asleep during school. Caffeine consumption tended to be 76% higher by those who fell asleep. The log-transformed multitasking index was significantly related to falling asleep during school and with difficulties falling asleep on weeknights.

CONCLUSIONS. Many adolescents used multiple forms of technology late into the night and concurrently consumed caffeinated beverages. Subsequently, their ability to stay alert and fully functional throughout the day was impaired by excessive daytime sleepiness. Future studies should measure more than television hours when evaluating the impact of nighttime activities on sleep patterns in adolescents.

Gastrointestinal Disorders Are Associated Significantly With Sleepless Nights

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/12/041220024853.htm

“We think the findings will generate further research to understand the interactions between emotional or psychological distress and sleep disturbances and GI disturbances,” says Santhi Swaroop Vege, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physician and lead author of the study.

Sleep disturbances and inflammatory bowel disease: a potential trigger for disease flare?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3046047/

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a waxing and waning disease characterized by diarrhea, abdominal pain and weight loss. Recently, there has been an increased interest in the roles that sleep, circadian rhythms and melatonin could have as regulators of inflammation in the Gl tract. Advances in our understanding of the molecular machinery of the circadian clock, and the discovery of clock genes in the GI tract are opening up new avenues of research for a role of sleep in IBD. Altering circadian rhythm significantly worsens the development of colitis in animal models, and preliminary human studies have shown that patients with IBD are at increased risk for altered sleep patterns. Further research is needed to clarify the role of disturbances in IBD.

Sleep, immunity and inflammation in gastrointestinal disorders

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3882397/

Sleep disorders have become a global issue, and discovering their causes and consequences are the focus of many research endeavors. An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder. Certain sleep disorders have been shown to cause neurocognitive impairment such as decreased cognitive ability, slower response times and performance detriments. Recent research suggests that individuals with sleep abnormalities are also at greater risk of serious adverse health, economic consequences, and most importantly increased all-cause mortality. Several research studies support the associations among sleep, immune function and inflammation. Here, we review the current research linking sleep, immune function, and gastrointestinal diseases and discuss the interdependent relationship between sleep and these gastrointestinal disorders. Different physiologic processes including immune system and inflammatory cytokines help regulate the sleep. The inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor, interleukin-1 (IL-1), and IL-6 have been shown to be a significant contributor of sleep disturbances. On the other hand, sleep disturbances such as sleep deprivation have been shown to up regulate these inflammatory cytokines. Alterations in these cytokine levels have been demonstrated in certain gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, gastro-esophageal reflux, liver disorders and colorectal cancer. In turn, abnormal sleep brought on by these diseases is shown to contribute to the severity of these same gastrointestinal diseases. Knowledge of these relationships will allow gastroenterologists a great opportunity to enhance the care of their patients.

Scriptures are not for old age!

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पूर्वे वयसि यः शान्तः स शान्त इति मे मतिः ।
धातुषु क्षीयमाणेषु शमः कस्य न जायते ॥
– पञ्चतंत्र, मित्रभेद

Youth
Youth

“Only a person who is peaceful at young age can really be called as a ‘peace and calm’. What is the big deal in being calm and peaceful when your body has weakened?”
– Panchatantra, Mitrabheda

Whether your child goes to International School or Govt. School in slum of metro, State board, Central board, whatever; do introduce them gradually to Gita, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Purana. Don’t worry about bread-earning skills, they are easy to pick up!

Spiritually empty-bellied child is just little better than unfortunate Autistic child or malnourished child. Their miseries in later life would be unbearable for them as well as Society.

Train your child to seat with scriptures. Do not hamper their spiritual growth for the sake of your modern and atheist delusion.

To begin with, for 3-4 years old (Pre-KG), it is good idea to introduce Devas and Asuras concept to them by visual introduction to Hindu Deities, Asuras, Festivals through videos, art and crafts. Facilitate them to recognize basic patterns and conventions about deities. To not to disturb their short attention span, use more colors and visuals. Using visuals only. No chanting, no memorization.

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To convert young chaotic mind into order is real achievement and not otherwise.

Don’t spare Gita for old age. It is very much a requirement of youth!

Do you belong to the pill tribe? Oral contraceptives negatives

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Early in fetal life, nutrient deficiencies may result in severe impairments. For example, folate. Or as popularly known as : B Vitamin.

Pill impact on future child
Pill impact on future child
Pill obsession?
Pill obsession?

There are numerous benefits but the most critical is during embryonic brain development during pregnancy. Lack of folate during pregnancy means neural tube defects such as spina bifida (a birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. ). This is extreme birth defect but it can lead to many invisible defects like Leg weakness, Orthopedic abnormalities, Bladder and bowel control problems, Abnormal eye movement and different types of allergies.

ACCORDING TO A LOT OF DOCTORS:

Got acne? Take the pill.
Got PMS? Take the pill.
Got irregular cycles? Take the pill.
Don’t want to get pregnant? Take the pill.

All thanks parents’ pre-planning sexual indulgence and avoidance of progeny by modern pills. Folate is a vitamin that may become depleted with the use of birth control pills. Aside from the long list of potential side effects birth control pills can deplete important nutrients. These nutrients include: Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Zinc.

Once the pills become regular bedroom utility, body start denying absorption of nutrients. No matter how sophisticated supplements you take.

Such information is never passed-on to teens and young married couples. And so sex becomes pleasure machine for them. Instant, handy and under control. What a toxic delusion! 🙁🙁 And and top of that Idiot Chetan Bhagat tribe cry for porn freedom rights!! Ghor Kaliyug !! 🙁🙁

Spread the awareness. Save the future of Bharat.

Sanatana dharma talks about Dharma-bound Kama. Pills supported or Condom supported Kama is Vikruti with unforeseen future consequences. Take care.


Research papers


Oral contraceptives: effect of folate and vitamin B12 metabolism.

Women who use oral contraceptives have impaired folate metabolism as shown by slightly but significantly lower levels of folate in the serum and the erythrocytes and an increased urinary excretion of formiminoglutamic acid.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1862844/

Oral contraceptive use: impact on folate, vitamin B₆, and vitamin B₁₂ status.

Newer contraceptive pills linked to higher clot risks, study confirms

Use of combined oral contraceptives and risk of venous thromboembolism: nested case-control studies using the QResearch and CPRD databases

http://www.bmj.com/company/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/contra-pills.pdf

http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h2135

Conclusions In these population based, case-control studies using two large primary care databases, risks of venous thromboembolism associated with combined oral contraceptives were, with the exception of norgestimate, higher for newer drug preparations than for second generation drugs.

Certain hormonal contraceptive may pose risk of Type 2 diabetes for obese women

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/uosc-urf020713.php

Effects of progestin-only long-acting contraception on metabolic markers in obese women

http://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(12)01048-7/abstract

A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) indicates that healthy, obese, reproductive-age women who use long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) containing the hormone progestin have a slightly increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes when compared to those who use non-hormonal contraception.
While changes in FG and insulin sensitivity were seen in the present study among obese progestin-only contraceptive users, either progestin-only LARC method may be safely used clinically.

Long-term Use of Hormonal Contraceptives Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Brain Tumours

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150122084853.htm

Hormonal contraceptive use and risk of glioma among younger women: a nationwide case–control study

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bcp.12535/abstract;jsessionid=3B348BECC57B42F30DD406A3A508453E.f03t03

Taking a hormonal contraceptive for at least five years is associated with a possible increase in a young woman’s risk of developing a rare tumour, glioma of the brain. This project focused on women aged 15-49 years and the findings are published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Hormonal contraceptives, including oral contraceptives, contain female sex hormones and are widely used by women all over the world. While only a little is known about the causes of glioma and other brain tumours, there is some evidence that female sex hormones may increase the risk of some cancer types, although there is also evidence that contraceptive use may reduce the risk in certain age groups. “This prompted us to evaluate whether using hormonal contraceptives might influence the risk of gliomas in women of the age range who use them,” says research team leader Dr David Gaist of the Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark.

Modern Teens and Lack of Focus

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Focus? Lost! Distractions? Yes! Img src: http://healthizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/iStock_000076792891_Small-620x400.jpg
Focus? Lost! Distractions? Yes!
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Recently, I was having conversation with young educated friend. He was not able to follow instructions  I gave. Even after repeating the same twice, efforts were futile.

Why?

Adolescence has always been characterized by emotional intensity, impulsivity and risk-taking, the bid for autonomy, the quest for identity, and the desire for intimacy, sexual and otherwise.

When this impulsivity is channelized, society is gifted by wonderful talents like Olympic representatives, Footballers, scientists etc.

Unfortunately, modern teens do not get much help for this. Instead, majority of them are driven to distractions by their addiction to screen culture (TV,Mobile,Internet).

Tech offers a round-the-clock stage for teen drama. Like an app for emotionality, tech connects and quickens, heightens and amplifies all things. Even silence. Texting, video chat, sexting, and social media have created a streaming soap opera for teens, a scintillating reality-show subculture in which everyone gets to play both celebrity and paparazzi.

What is lost here? Focus. Concentration. Skill building. Talent nurturing. Passion for work.

Result? Mediocre next generation.

Do you want proof? Go and check any job mela where freshers are applying. (As per latest survey, out of 4 lakh or so engineers passing from Indian colleges every year, only 4% are worth with industry-readiness.)

Seeds of this tech obsession are sown in childhood when parents escape from their quality time kids and replaces real humans with gadgets.

Take care.

http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2011/new-mobile-obsession-u-s-teens-triple-data-usage.html

Teens have officially joined the mobile Data Tsunami, more than tripling mobile data consumption in the past year while maintaining their stronghold as the leading message senders. Using recent data from monthly cell phone bills of 65,000+ mobile subscribers who volunteered to participate in the research, Nielsen analyzed mobile usage trends among teens in the United States. In the third quarter of 2011, teens age 13-17 used an average of 320 MB of data per month on their phones, increasing 256 percent over last year and growing at a rate faster than any other age group.  Much of this activity is driven by teen males, who took in 382 MB per month while females used 266 MB.

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