New Study - Indians are a depressed lot? What is your take?


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KumarM   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 28-07-11 07:12:36

Wasn't there a study sometime back that Indians were happiest folks and positive? Now this depression stuff. Something is not right.



dimple2001   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 28-07-11 08:14:30

Quote:
Originally posted by DELHI INDIAN

This cycle is straight without exploring more about your passion, interest and hobby. Cycle is:

Qualification: Job/Business: Marriage: Family.




Well said.


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bhootnath   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 28-07-11 08:21:30

More one will be on internet more aloof he/she will be. Really get rid of TV and internet and see how wonderful your life is going to be.



JRF   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 28-07-11 09:46:44


+1.

I could write more about this but I am not very successful in shaping what I need but on my way gradually.


Quote:
Originally posted by bhootnath

Really get rid of TV and internet and see how wonderful your life is going to be.


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febpreet   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 28-07-11 11:03:58

Quote:
Originally posted by bhootnath

More one will be on internet more aloof he/she will be. Really get rid of TV and internet and see how wonderful your life is going to be.



I completely and wholeheartedly agree with you. I never understood why we need to be connected all the time, why so rush-hush to check emails every hour, to go online to see what's happening in the world (news sites), why is it really important to see which of your friend has just been to the loo or what he/she just ate (aka. facebook, twitter). Were people not happy when they didn't have all of these? They were actually more happy and had a leisure time. Now all we hear from families and friends that they are very busy.

What I have found is that the more you live like they did in 60s, 70s, 80s, the more happier you become. Watch news, check emails once a day, visit libraries, borrow books, get out of the home for a walk. Have a circle of friends who are positive minded. This is not a 100% cure of this information-age depression, but at least a light in the tunnel.

Also, the day we stop comparing ourselves to others, will be the happiest day of our lives. Most of the depressed moment are when we tend to think about other people's cars, houses, jobs, jewellery etc. and then worried about our own life if we don't have either of these. We tend to forget what we already have and how we are better off than a majority of unfortunate folks. We need to get out of this rat-race to be truly happy and live a contented life. The same is true for people living in India.

One doesn't need to be ashamed of his/her ways to lead a simple, yet a happy life.



JRF   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 28-07-11 12:19:56

Very true, very very true...

Why not capture the idea in your post and start a new thread under the General / Lifestyle section under a caption " Downshift to a better lifestyle" or any other good title.

We should be able to collect the points on how to tackle the modern day challenges such as TV, Internet, too much of news, too much economical understanding.
We could pull some information from other sites such frugal living ideas to share with our friends and next generation.

Some links.. well we could capture the center piece later.
http://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/08/simple-life.asp#axzz1TPxW8FVG

Also liked this
http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/Warren-Buffetts-Frugal-So-Why-investopedia-1012408202.html?x=0



Quote:
Originally posted by febpreet

I completely and wholeheartedly agree with you. I never understood why we need to be connected all the time, why so rush-hush to check emails every hour, to go online to see what's happening in the world (news sites), why is it really important to see which of your friend has just been to the loo or what he/she just ate (aka. facebook, twitter). Were people not happy when they didn't have all of these? They were actually more happy and had a leisure time. Now all we hear from families and friends that they are very busy.

What I have found is that the more you live like they did in 60s, 70s, 80s, the more happier you become. Watch news, check emails once a day, visit libraries, borrow books, get out of the home for a walk. Have a circle of friends who are positive minded. This is not a 100% cure of this information-age depression, but at least a light in the tunnel.

Also, the day we stop comparing ourselves to others, will be the happiest day of our lives. Most of the depressed moment are when we tend to think about other people's cars, houses, jobs, jewellery etc. and then worried about our own life if we don't have either of these. We tend to forget what we already have and how we are better off than a majority of unfortunate folks. We need to get out of this rat-race to be truly happy and live a contented life. The same is true for people living in India.

One doesn't need to be ashamed of his/her ways to lead a simple, yet a happy life.


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The cowards never started,
The weak died on the way,
Only the strong arrived.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yK1i9cLAMM


ashedfc   
Member since: Jun 10
Posts: 2153
Location: GTA

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 28-07-11 13:00:25

Quote:
Originally posted by JRF
" Downshift to a better lifestyle"

Some links.. well we could capture the center piece later.
http://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/08/simple-life.asp#axzz1TPxW8FVG

Also liked this
http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/Warren-Buffetts-Frugal-So-Why-investopedia-1012408202.html?x=0


Absolutely true.... infact once a person decides to downsize... life will be a lot happier.
Less debt (so less interest payment)
Smaller house: easier to maintain; & smaller bills
Small Car: fuel efficient
Less electronic gadgets: more family time & better relationships
.
.
the list is endless

but the problem with the community is show off & ego.. this is the major killer.





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