Changing Concepts of Enjoyment Among Youth

But today, thanks to technology and communication, the modes of entertainment have multiplied like never before. For today’s youth, it is simply ‘Work Hard, Party Harder’. Yet, they tend to forget that staying up late is unhealthy. On the other hand, it is equally important that we avoid listening to music while driving (earphones, headphones).

Yet, what do you mean by enjoyment? What is your concept of enjoyment? Of course, we seek pleasure in different activities, and the definition of enjoyment is different for everyone. In this competitive world, we all have to slog hard to make our living. Watching movies is one of the favorite pass times of almost everyone today. Smoking may be taken up due to peer pressure. A brisk walk, a chat with neighbors, gardening, reading books, or nurturing a hobby, have almost become redundant today.

‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. Be it watching videos on YouTube, spending time on social networking sites, shopping, dating, or simply surfing the Internet, you never know how you end up spending hours on your laptop/smartphone. Clubbing and nightlife has become an important part of today’s lifestyle. But loud music is not recommended, since it can damage our hearing. Nightlife: Clubbing


Smoking and intake of drugs is also considered as ‘enjoyment’ by many youth today. We all are dependent on the Internet, not only for knowledge, but also for entertainment. Online dating is not bad per se, yet, one should not forget the risks of disclosing your personal details to an unidentified person or stranger.

Internet Rocks!

Playing Video Games

Well, this is one form of de-stressing for many out there. Of course, with so many sports channels to surf through, this task has just become easier. It is completely alright if it is done in moderation. Sometimes, the virtual world is used as an escape route from one’s problems.

Eating at Restaurants

Partying is considered as a must for every occasion. While these days the youth have many more facilities than earlier generations, cut-throat competition is making them seek enjoyment in negative modes.

The fast food culture is one of the biggest menaces these days. Youngsters should remember that ‘Speed Thrills, but Also Kills’.

Internet: The King of All Entertainment Sources

Any occasion calls for alcohol these days. In addendum, the Internet has created a revolution in our lives.

Adventure and Traveling

Watching a game with friends is one of the greatest entertainment sources around. Of course, some do end up in meeting the soulmates of their lives. Again, food is a mode of celebration in all cultures. However, as generations change, media of entertainment also change. Gone are those days when they preferred going outdoors for a game. Also, there are many cases of youth involved in drinking and driving, a dangerous preposition indeed.

Online Dating

This is the ruler of all sources of entertainment. However, it is the canned and fast food culture which is the culprit for increased obesity in the world.

Watching Movies

Watching Television

Gambling is also considered as enjoyment by many. Today’s youth relies a lot on the Internet. However, youngsters today also seeks thrill and adventure. With the improvement in the quality of movies, technology, etc., this is indeed one of the biggest sources of entertainment for everyone. While obsession with anything is an issue, the youth today are using it as an escape route from their problems.

Now, this is enjoyment for those who love experiencing thrill. Traveling is indeed a good source of enjoyment, a break from mundane life. However, too much of anything is certainly bad. This is also the reason why sports, these days, are so highly commercialized, with the real spirit of sportsmanship going for a toss.

Giving time to your hobby, or reading books for pleasure, have reduced as a form of enjoyment today. With increased stress, we all want to seek solace somewhere. It is indeed a powerful medium to reach millions in a fraction of a second.

Today’s youth are almost addicted to video games. The only concern is that, they should follow all the safety precautions before engaging in this kind of sport. Food also serves as a comfort many times, and any achievement or a happy moment calls for a visit to a restaurant. With the increased use of the Internet, youngsters today no longer want to go out from the confines of their rooms under the bright sunshine. Though most forms of betting are illegal in many parts of the world, sports-betting is particularly common among youth.

Shopping is considered to be a stress-buster by many, and being fashionable is considered a minimal requirement. Of course, music is the biggest stress-buster. This is certainly a negative impact of today’s stress and competition.

There are increasing number of youngsters who engage in watching porn.

Shopping Spree


We all have our headphones continuously plugged into our ears. Everyone is obsessed with fashion, and being outdated in your dressing style is looked down by almost everyone.

Listening to Music

Movies are a must-plan on almost every weekend. Be it for knowledge or entertainment, its certainly at the top in the list of enjoyment. Though a traditional media of entertainment, movies are going to stick on for all generations to come. The concepts of enjoyment for youth has changed a lot due to the aforesaid reasons. The modern definition of enjoying includes letting your hair down, forgetting your senses, and living the moment. Sadly, partying, drinking, smoking, drugs, etc., has increased in the life of youth these days. Nothing particularly wrong with this, as long as you do not cause any nuisance to anybody else. – these days everyone wants to have some fun-filled action in their lives.

Bike Racing. Scuba diving, skydiving, parachute-riding, safari expedition, skiing, etc. Virtual life can be so addictive, that sometimes they tend to forget to breathe fresh air itself. Also, nightlife today is mostly filled with drugs, drinking, and smoking.

Online dating has become one of the latest fad. We see many teenagers who have been victims of drug obsession. In earlier times, there were very limited sources of enjoyment, hence, meeting family and friends, playing indoor and outdoor games, planning a picnic, etc., were the common sources of enjoyment. Today, almost no office can run without the Internet. We have more options on the television today, more movie theaters, all thanks to the growing entertainment and media industry. True, technology is indeed awesome, and the designers out there who make these games are doing a fabulous job. However, heavy drinking will abuse your body in the long run. However, some movies can have a negative impact on the minds of youngsters, who fail to understand that, in the end, it is mostly fiction.

Today, the Internet rules our lives. Yet, the youth today tend to forget the importance of living out in the ‘real world’. The entertainment and enjoyment preserved for our weekends are the biggest sources of stress-busters for us

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