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Vinita Punjabi, C.A.Aspirant
Updated Jul 28 What is wrong with people nowadays?

Yesterday, I went to meet one of my very good friends. It had been long time since we Why are only good looking people valued?
interacted, so I was pretty excited to see her. We hugged. Our faces were glowing with
dazzling smiles. We chatted for half an hour and then she asked me to capture our much Why do people nowadays swear more than in my
awaited meeting with a sele. Being unphotogenic, I refused. Moreover, seles scare the hell day? It is used more like punctuation. I admit I am old-
fashioned.
out of me...(not literally, but it truly reects the extra chubbiness of my broad face, so I try to
avoid the 'clicking game' as much as possible!!) She insisted and after 7 telling her No, I What do people nowadays want but don't have?
nally agreed. She looked happy as she gazed at her pic. Then she started appreciating her
phone more by taking more seles in dierent poses. Meanwhile, I was waiting for her Do some people genuinely forget their own birthdays?
photo shoot to nish. Another 30 minutes passed in her phone gallery investigation.
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nowadays? Are we becoming more and more selfish?
When we were having snacks, her eyes were still glued to the 5 inch screen. I felt annoyed. I
felt bad. I expected that our get-together session would be fun. We would chat for hours,
laugh at our pathetic jokes, rant about our shitty routine life, and remember our good old
days. But nothing like this happened. It was frustrating and wasteful.

Today, the world has gotten smaller, thanks to our technology but so have our lives. There
were times when interesting conversations, stomach aching laughter, and heartwarming
smiles created evergreen memories but now it's "seles."

We are capturing moments that we haven't lived We are smiling but only for seles. We are
talking but don't know if anyone is listening.

We are living in a world of illusion, devoid of emotions.

Yes, I miss the good old values of speaking our heart out, listening their stories, sharing our
problems, respecting each other's presence, cherishing joyful moments and feeling of
togetherness.

So, just Shut down your display. Look up. Live life the real way.

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Why are so many decent people single nowadays?

Are "old people" valued in America?

How can young people develop old school values of


hard work?

Why are most people not satisfied with their life


nowadays?

What is wrong with people nowadays?

Why are only good looking people valued?

Why do people nowadays swear more than in my


day? It is used more like punctuation. I admit I am old-
fashioned.

What do people nowadays want but don't have?

Do some people genuinely forget their own birthdays?

Why do people give up so easily on relationships


nowadays? Are we becoming more and more selfish?

Thanks 4 A2A.. Anusha Sridharan and Pravasi Meet....:)

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Awdhesh Singh, Author, Educator and Speaker, IITian & a former IRS ocer
Answered May 5, 2016

"Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise, said Benjamin
Franklin.

Well! This is what we used to believe when we were young. My parents would awake us early
morning for studies or for going to school. My parents belonged to rural background who
believed in keeping their daily routine in tune with the nature. It was an absolute must to
get up before the sun rise in any case.

Indian sages also advocated getting up early in the morning in the period which is often
called Brahma muhurta or the time of Brahma (the creator). This is a period one and a
half hours before sunrise. This period is traditionally the last phase or muhurta of the night

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and is considered an auspicious time for all practices of yoga and most appropriate for
meditation, worship or any other types of religious or spiritual activities.

I was always an early riser. When I was a student, my best time to study was in the morning.
Even when I was in IIT Delhi (where I prepared for civil services) , I used to getup early in
the morning around 5 AM. Most of my friends would sleep late in the night. They would slip
a chit with their room numbers in my room stating the time at which I had to wake them up.
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IITD used to prepare tea for us earlyriser and keep it in the mess in a big jar at 4.30 AM. I
used to fetch a full glass of tea in steel glass to my room in the hostel and used to sip it Are "old people" valued in America?
slowly as I used to begin my day. By the time others used to get up around 8-8.30 AM, I had
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already completed 3 hours of study. My mind used to work best in the morning and I used to
hard work?
take up the most dicult subject in the morning.
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However, I could never convince my daughters to get up early. They used to always get up as nowadays?
late as possible so that they didnt miss the school. On the weekends, they used to get up
around 9-9.30 so that they didnt miss the breakfast. Now that both of them are employed, What is wrong with people nowadays?
they do the same thing. They still wake up only around 9-10 AM just before the breakfast.
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This is only natural since they sleep late in the night.
Why do people nowadays swear more than in my
The new generations have their own reasoning for getting up late in the night. I, however,
day? It is used more like punctuation. I admit I am old-
feel that getting up early is truly divine. Only when you can get up early, you can go for the fashioned.
morning walk in the fresh air and start your day with a healthy activity. You feel cheerful
throughout the day once you start early. What do people nowadays want but don't have?

Getting up early in the morning is one of the values which most people are losing very fast Do some people genuinely forget their own birthdays?
all over the world.
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Ashok Lingadurai, Life is good, said no one ever. Life was good, said by
everyone. Past Matters
Answered Apr 30, 2016
Eating food in Banana Leaf

Nowadays we know this practice has been decreasing day by day. There are a few reasons
why we used to eat in these banana leaves.

Eating on banana leaves is a custom that dates back thousands of years, however its benets
are still relevant today.

Healthy

Banana leaves are packed with plant-based compounds called polyphenols such as
epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, which is also found in green tea. Polyphenols are natural
antioxidants that battle free radicals and prevent diseases. While banana leaves are not easy
to digest if eaten directly, the food absorbs the polyphenols from the leaves, so that you get
the benet of the Nutrition is also believed that the leaf has anti-bacterial properties that
kill all the germs in the food, thereby reducing the chances of you falling sick.

Flavourful

Banana leaves have a waxy coating that has a subtle but distinct avour. When hot food is
placed on the leaves, the wax melts and lends its avour to the food, making it taste better.

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Eco-friendly

Most people use plastic or Styrofoam plates when they need disposable utensils, however
banana leaves are a much more eco-friendly option. They decompose in a very short time,
unlike plastic, which takes hundreds of years to biodegrade.

Hygienic
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Banana leaves do not require a lot of cleaning - they just need to be rinsed with a little water
and they are ready to use. If you are eating at a place where the hygiene standards are Are "old people" valued in America?

questionable, you are much better o eating from a banana leaf than from a plate that has
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not been cleaned properly. hard work?

Chemical-free Why are most people not satisfied with their life
nowadays?
Since plates are washed with soap and water, traces of the chemicals in the soap may still
remain on the plates, contaminating your food. Banana leaves just need to be rinsed with a What is wrong with people nowadays?
little water, and do not need to be washed with soap, so your food will be chemical-free.
Why are only good looking people valued?
And guess what we are using nowadays instead of this
Why do people nowadays swear more than in my
day? It is used more like punctuation. I admit I am old-
fashioned.

What do people nowadays want but don't have?

Do some people genuinely forget their own birthdays?

Why do people give up so easily on relationships


nowadays? Are we becoming more and more selfish?

Nowadays in many shops and hotels they serve in plastic/paper which is shaped in the form
of the banana leaf.

Source: India Times

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Tushar Tripathi, I love to improve my living


Answered Apr 25

The list hails long, that is making people forget it too early.

1. The habit of waking up and going to bed early - This habit of waking up early is
gradually fading. Earlier waking up early was as normal as checking the phone after
waking up is now. The habit is good of waking early is the best to be adopted. Try
waking up atleast before 6 am and return to the bed, earliest by 12. It would really
feel like having a great day.

2. Reading - People used to read a lot, and that was the reason they had a lot of
common sense and clearity in their thoughts and minds. Bedtime reading is
diminishing, and is sadly exchanging with bedtime movies.

3. Respecting people based on their age - This is a very common sight in


restaurants and dhabas, where young people talk to the elderly workers as their
slaves . They may be less fortunate then you, but they deserve respect being elder.
And the worst feeling is when someone older than you address you as sir', just
because he has a lower position.

4. Respecting teachers - Visit a parents teacher's meeting, and it will be very


common to see the parents defending their children in front of the teachers, even if
the child is wrong. Sometimes the scoldings of the teachers backre the teachers
themselves, and the parents forget that their child is learning from this, that their
parents are on their support, even when he is doing something wrong, and he gets
more appreciation to carry out more dangerous acts.

5. Texting over talking - Which has killed the communication skills, and has
murdered the happiness and enthusiasm of talks, that used to be earlier. Try to talk
to anyone, most of us are clueless, what to talk in front of anyone. The awkward
silence occurs, and this is very disastrous for any relationship.

6. Healthy homemade food and junk food outside - This has been the worst
transition, leading to teen obesity, a very common sight. Overall, nearly one third
of children and adolescents are overweight or obese.

7. Play station >Football - Just open the AC, start the play station, and start playing
FIFA, why to go out in heat, and get clothes dirty. Not even the child, but also his

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mother becomes happy, thinking the child will remain clean !!

8. Smiling and sharing joy - Problems will go on, starting from your birth, and till
your death. People in earlier days, used to celebrate with each other, got jolly when
met each other,but this is sadly coming to an end, because of us getting conned in
ourselves.

These are the problems, but we should focus more on what we all can do. Few things that I Why are so many decent people single nowadays?
experienced, are good to follow :-
Are "old people" valued in America?
Start a habit to get up early, and start your day with a to do list. The day will go so
How can young people develop old school values of
good.
hard work?
Always keep your phone in your pocket whenever in front of any elder, it is a kind
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of disrespect. Also keep the phone away, even with friends, trust me, you will enjoy
nowadays?
the best.
What is wrong with people nowadays?
Never support a child in going digital in any form. Also, never hand over your
phone to any child even if he cries for it. Why are only good looking people valued?

Try having a habit of asking out for a walk, or visiting somewhere, rather than Why do people nowadays swear more than in my
texting someone, and talking on chat. day? It is used more like punctuation. I admit I am old-
fashioned.
Always try to read atleast one - two pages from any novel, or any good book. It ends
the day with peace. What do people nowadays want but don't have?

Try to avoid junk food, by having meals on time, and in right quantity, so as to Do some people genuinely forget their own birthdays?
avoid eating the wrong food.
Why do people give up so easily on relationships
Never talk with any vendor or any sort of worker with disrespect. They already have
nowadays? Are we becoming more and more selfish?
many griefs with them.

Always enjoy the present. Never go away from celebration, and have habit of
smiling, and greeting 'hello' to anyone you meet.

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Nagarajan Srinivas, People are often unpredictably irrational.


Answered Aug 2

What are some old, but good values that people nowadays are forgetting?

Answer requested by Tushar Sarin Thanks.

From an Indian perspective, addressing people respectfully or aectionately.

Earlier people in India used to address elders and others in a socially respectful positions
like teachers or doctors, politely as Sir or Ji in Hindi or Ayya in Tamil etc. But
nowadays, maybe due to some blind aping of American culture, people have started
thinking that addressing someone as Sir is a sign of slavish servitude, and are
encouraged/habituated to addressing everybody by their rst names, just in order to look
and act modern or trendy.

Similarly, earlier people used to address strangers with some terms of relationships like Ma,
Bhaiyya, Behenji, Anna/akka (elder brother/sister in Tamil) Thambi/Thangachi( younger
brother/sister in Tamil) Thatha/Paati (grand father/grand mother in Tamil) or even plain
and simple uncle and auntie - all of which used to create some instant emotional
bonding and empathy between people. Now this practice is also being looked down upon,
and gradually going out of fashion because this is considered somewhat archaic.

Just my 2cents.

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Swapnil Gadekar, memories that can last a lifetime


Answered Mar 12

I live away from my home because of my job, hence so from my family.

but whenever's I visit my home I follow one STRICT rule to have aleast one meal together
with my all family members.

We bring all cutleries,plates,utensils, dishes in hall then my mother and sis. serve (decorate)
plate for each one of us and then we sit in round circle on oor.

We chat ,share,giggle,laugh and give complete justice to our food whatever serve in our
plate ,& hence to the eorts of mother to make each dish so scrumptious.

I think day by day in many ways we are forgoting this little tradition.

I know now a days just because of fast life,hectic schedules, work pressure & places,dierent
timing priorities Its somewhat hard to have meal together but if you manage you will forgot
all your day's exhaustion,worries that one meal will make you more closer to your loved
ones.

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Having at least one meal of a day together with family members.

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Omer G. Joel, Freelance English-Hebrew-English Translator at Self- Why are only good looking people valued?
Employment (2014-present)
Answered Jul 23 Why do people nowadays swear more than in my
Marrying a person youll feel comfortable with for the long term rather than the One day? It is used more like punctuation. I admit I am old-
True Love of your Life(TM) fashioned.

Hollywood perpetuated the idea of the One True Love far more than any fairy-tale or What do people nowadays want but don't have?

tradition beforehand. Thus, people believe nowadays that somewhere around the world, a
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person lives who is the One True Love. A perfect match for them. They keep searching,
spend a long time dating, and then fall in love. They see the excitement of the early days of Why do people give up so easily on relationships
their relationship as a sign that this is their One True Love. Then comes an expensive nowadays? Are we becoming more and more selfish?
wedding, and afterwards - day-to-day married life. Which is anything but exciting for the
most part. The excitement fades away, and suddenly that One True Love turns out to be
annoying, boring, or untrustworthy. Then often comes divorce, and the cycle begins once
more.

In reality, nobody is perfect. There is no perfect t for you - there are compromises. Dont
necessarily marry a person who appears perfect at rst. Marry a person you feel
comfortable with in the small things of life. Ask yourself: Is this the man/woman I want to
wake up next to after bad sleep due to caring for children, before work? Is this the
man/woman I will like being around when we will both be old and unhealthy? Is that a
man/woman you can trust?

The initial excitement fades away. The initial love fades away. Then comes real life. Actual
long-term love in day-to-day life is a very dierent thing than in love at the rst sight.
Marry someone you can picture as your life-long partner, even in the boring and unpleasant
things, not only in the good ones.

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Ken Eckert, English Professor, South Korea (Canadian)


Answered Jul 26

Heres a pretty random picture from the 1940s. Notice how everyone is wearing a suit and
tie or a dress or hat. People dressed like this even at sporting events. Compare it to a city
street or public area now, where you might see T-shirts, cutos, and sweats, and baseball
caps.

Yes, I know everyones pretty white in the picture, and Im not suggesting we should go
back to the days when everyone had to conform to conservative dress codes. But the value I
miss is the broader idea that we owed a debt to our community in our attirethat more
important than expressing ourselves, was having a certain dignity or adulthood in how we
dressed in public. It wasnt all about me.

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My brother went to a wedding in Canada this summer where everyone was in casual clothes.
If you cant even put on a tie or a collared shirt for a wedding, what does this say about how
you view the ceremony or the people at it?

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