How TikTok is Affecting the Life of Youth

How TikTok is Affecting the Life of Youth

Not just liquor, marijuana, or a cigarette to be called addictive.
But there is something more addictive. It is to look successful instead of being one.

Every generation passes through something which keeps them hooked, and as a result, it is declared as an addiction.

As there is a saying “Slow success builds character, fast success builds ego.”
It perfectly fits on the people who use this platform to gain so-called overnight success.

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Earlier people used to give a reference of Mumbai, like “If you want to become a star, then run away to Mumbai.”
But, today scene has completely changed; you don’t need to struggle in the streets of Bombay; instead, download an app from the app store named TikTok.

Teenagers and the people about to attain their maturity are falling in the net of a trend.
It has become more than a life statement for many.

The Negative Impact of TikTok on Youth

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1) The Platform Claims to be a Quick Fame Machine

You have two doors to choose from, a door which offers success after going through hard turmoil and lots of failures.
Another door which lures you to enter by showcasing a few real-life testimonials.
Based on their virtual likes and fan followings.

If you are an adult, you might think of consequences before choosing either of them.
But, for youth who mostly have social media and their friends; to take advice from, they won’t give a second thought in going before something which has a short road to success.

Teenagers lose their precious time, their patience, the real essence of a meaningful life.
Anything which is like, quick rich, quick name or immediate fame is nothing but a smokescreen between your reality and your dream.

You can’t see through the better window.

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2) TikTok Creates a Sense of Urgency and a Pitch for Depression

Just like you keep hearing your phone’s ringtone, even if it is not ringing.
The same way, this platform is keeping its users hooked.

Youth are losing patience, and their quick conclusion mindset is creating havoc.

It offers an opportunity to mimic others, just a few second of video and one becomes a cool guy, and other becomes depressed.

Behind numerous interaction with strangers and content getting viral in no second, It has created a competition which is taking people towards a life where this competition has no reward.

3) TikTok Influencers Misleading the Youth

Why a company collaborates with influencers?
To reach its potential customers. Right?

Now think of someone who is not credible enough(take the stats like likes and followers away).
What impact will an influencer leave on its followers?

To stay in trend, people don’t care what they are promoting.
As a mass follows the trend and you better know a heard lead you nowhere.

Companies don’t approach a particular influencer with a product, but numerous of them together. So, a single influencer is not in the state of taking credibility of what the outcome will be.

Influencers get paid, but the influence they create is what a youth keeps with them.

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4) The Rise in Inadequate Content, Promoting Nudity and Violence.

Many of the videos here you will find are sort of like directly taken from the porn videos.

The irony is, in a country like India, you have a restriction over the porn websites, but TikTok is growing like anything.

Abusive content, hurting religious sentiments, and other explicit contents have grown all over the platform. Teenagers are under strong influence and prone to being on the wrong side of the road.

With such a high penetration of Internet and cheap mobile devices, now everyone has access to the content, and it spreads like wildfire. It is getting challenging to educate teenagers now(because they have found their classrooms of that calibre already).

5) The Rise in Content Duplication With Ease

These a few second videos are damn catchy; it holds people eyeball.
So it goes viral so quickly.

Most of the contents which are on this platform are someone else’s creation. One should know the pain of the original creators and what it takes to create something which remains forever.
But, just adding a few of your steps and claiming your creativity is not the right message for the youth.

These little quick contents are a web of addiction. It keeps people hooked and undoubtedly lower down the attention span.

Creating something original and impactful is beyond the TikTok users.

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6) It Proves to be a Threat to the People and Their Life Ultimately

There are several cases of people losing their lives while making videos.
It may alongside the railway track or suicide at home.

In that case, it is not less than the Blue Whale Challenge, which took numerous lives worldwide.
TikTok hashtag challenges keep youth to challenge themselves and their friends.

All these somehow creates a sense of fear for the parents and ultimately points a threat to the person involved in.

These are just a few disadvantages of TikTok.
Brainwashing is a real concern.

Now, if you are thinking that I am just pointing out the negative points, then please read further.

Are you using TikTok for educational purpose?
Certainly not!

Are you using it for entertainment purpose?
Its a delusion.

Is TikTok making you incompetent, keeping you away from showcasing your real talent?
Yes! It is.

There are few good and a few bad things, but when it is time for you to decide, then ask similar questions to yourself.

On the other hand, TikTok is useful for marketers and companies who are making a hell lot of money, and it is a boon for them.
It has widened the ground to earn bucks and maximize the revenue of the organization.

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But how many of them landed here to read this?

If you are reading this, then the problem is real for sure.
And it is affecting your life in many ways possible.

If you still have questions, then take a piece of paper and draw a line in between, on the left side write what benefits you are harnessing after using this platform and on the other side write why you want to quit it.

Do let me know in the comments!

Life After Coronavirus: What Will Change

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No doubt! Your life after Coronavirus has changed a lot.

Earlier, the places you used to travel without any hesitation has now become an optional choice for you.
Your priorities got influenced a lot, and It has an impact on your freedom too.

This pandemic has made us think, how life will look after Coronavirus ends.

Following points support my understanding of the life post COVID situation:

1) A Rise in Usage of Personal Transportation:

Out of fear, people who have access to personal transport will rely on it, irrespective of the pollution level in the cities.
This is because now we are more exposed to the threat on which we at least believe.
Debate on pollution or global warming comes second, pandemic like situation will haunt people like anything.

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2) The Way People Get Education

Students used to wait for their semester break or for long summer holidays to enjoy their life.
To visit places and make memories with family and friends.
But now how education is delivered or accepted by students won’t remain the same as primitive one.
After a long break from the physical buildings, students and their parents have found something which can also work, if given a chance, i.e. getting educated online and that opens a wide door for everyone.

3) Local Market Might Get Saturated For One Segment

The local market might get saturated for one segment based on religion.
Yes, religion. After all, a lot of hate has been already injected in mind.
It might disturb the buyer-seller trust and eventually affect the established marketplace.

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4) A V-shaped Growth in Pollution

As soon as everything starts to operate normally, the pollution level will show a V-shaped growth, after all, now is the time to revive the economy.
This time pollution won’t increase from let’s say on a scale of 80 to 90, instead of 10 to 90.

5) Few Countries Have Their Golden Time

A handful of countries will emerge as the new market and the world leader, by replacing the former one.
It is because of the fall in their dominance because of the collapsing economy, trade war with other players, profoundly affected workforce.

6) The Oil will Get Its Shine Back But When

Oil has already lost its spark. It has made a few countries to think of their existence.
It would be interesting to watch, how Oil and its producing nations will establish their shine back.

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7) The New Opportunities for the Indian Workforce

The Indian workforce has set up on almost the reset state.
So there is opportunity lying around to make best out of it.
The Indian states can retain their labours to home state only or others can lure them again with better offers.
Well, most of it depends on how long this pandemic affects life and the need of people.

8) The New Option of Work From Home

Work from home has been the only option left out with the companies.
Earlier it was seen as an excuse to work from home rather than coming to the office.
But, when coronavirus ends, it may be taken as one of the opportunity to minimize the cost to the company.

9) Growth in the Usage of Facial Mask and Sanitizers

The use of facial mask and the sanitizers will pick up the trend for sure.
As after staying at home for months, in fear of life, people won’t let go of their facial masks.
From the busy life schedule and a lesson from the corona, people might get this statement on a serious note “prevention is better than cure.”

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10) Investment Towards Healthcare and Agriculture Sector

Investment towards the healthcare sector by improving and making it more advanced.
To cope with the challenges like corona in coming time.
This is going to be a crucial step for both developed and developing countries.
Money for Agriculture related stuff in India will keep it in the long race.

If pandemics become the new normal, then tens of millions of urban service jobs will disappear.
It will create both opportunity and time to worry about our existence.

These assumptions are made while being optimistic for a better future.
Not every one of them going to be exactly same but few may and It will change many things.

Well, now time to talk about some opportunities and some significant changes.

This is the golden time for Entrepreneurs. Their innovative and go-getter attitude will solve numerous problems.
Few of the unnoticed problems and many which have recently discovered.

All this effort can make people life better after the COVID pandemic.

I have a question for you.
After staying locked in the home for months, think what you would prefer more?

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Now, think what if subsequent events like corona pandemic keep striking us every time.
Yes, It feels frightful to me too.

An urban life, most people, earning money just equivalent to paying the debts, and in return, getting a lot of anxiety and of course, a hidden disease in return.
A city with millions of people running before a better life which is just an illusion; unfortunately, we all are chasing the same train.

Running throughout the week like a robot and keeping health as a tertiary thing to consider will make us more prone to such events.

A sustainable way of living, keeping the non-essentials at bay.
Changing our lifestyle, knowing what will bring us not just a penny but life, will surely be a significant change in response to making ourselves somewhat resistant to such things.

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Health must be on our top priority no matter at what position we see ourself.

The countries which will take this pandemic as a lesson will be able to fight something of that threshold in the future, or we might get affected more than this later.

Above all, it is clear now, our life after coronavirus won’t be same again, no more living without any fear.
At some point, we will feel insecure, and even our lesser insecurities may haunt us in various ways.