6 disturbing reasons millions of Nigerian youths may NEVER be happy

The millennial generation is the generation of children born between 1982 and 2002 and if there is one thing Nigerian youths should have, it is happiness.

They have all the things their older counterparts did not have. From the explosion of the internet, a blinding array of choices, information at their fingertips, more career opportunities and so on. They should be very happy.

But why are they not happy? Why are depression and suicide so common? Here are some likely reasons why:

1. Social media hype

Millennials love the internet and trust it too

Millennials love the internet and trust it too

With the advent of social media, many millennials are bombarded daily with the success of other people. From Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and other platforms they see daily how well others seem to be doing.

Comparing the seeming success of others to their own lives is one major cause of unhappiness among millennials.

2. Ambition

Millennials may be sufferening from too much ambition

Millennials may be sufferening from too much ambition

Ambition is great, and very necessary to live a fulfilled life. However is there such a thing as unreasonable ambition? There might just be, and the dissatisfaction that crawls in after this ambitions are not met, is another reason, you could be unhappy.

Given the state of the economy and the difficulty of Nigeria as a whole it is no surprise that many of the ambitions might not be met.

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3. Freedom

Are millennials really free agents?

Are millennials really free agents?

The idea that more freedom and the availability of a wide array of choices will make millennials more happy has fallen flat on its face.

From alternative lifestyles to jumping from career to career, it has shown that sometimes this leads to disillusion and unhappiness with life.

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4. Materialism

The love for material things is another big problem

The love for material things is another big problem

The love for money and the things it can buy are quite prominent. The pursuit to amass more and more wealth is bound to lead to a disillusioned and unhappy life.

The culture whereby wealthy people are treated like gods in the country could also lead many to pin all their lives on houses, money, expensive gadgets and cars. This leads to disaster most times.

5. Individuality

Everything is about them

Everything is about them

The emphasis on community which inevitably came with adherence to societal norms and values has reduced significantly. This has led to a significant increase in individuality and a self absorbed way of life.

While this might be great for the individual, in the long run the breakdown of community ties leads to a certain loss of belonging. Humans are social animals at the root of it.

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6. Societal expectations

Societal expectations

Societal expectations are a huge factor

The same society that constantly bombards you with success stories of young people will also expect you to live up to such expectations.

When the expectations become too much, we generally experience less and less happiness and youths who feel like failures when they do not live up to this expectations.

All of these has led to an increase in depression and suicide rate.

 

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