The Fragility of Mind in the 21st Century

The Fragility of Mind in the 21st Century

My Instagram account has my brightest smiles, my twitter account will show you how opinionated I am, my Linkedin profile will tell you how well I have done professionally. Finally, my Facebook account will tell you I have a bunch of unknown friends there to like my pictures. This is everyone’s social media life, not just me. 

This is modern-day life, showing something else and living something else. And in between all of this, one thing which is suffering most is our mind. Our mind is given to think, to learn, to explore, and give back to this world. Knowingly, or unknowingly, it is our mind, becoming fragile day after day. We are receiving so much information from digital media, that we are losing the need to feel and react to things. Remember we react, we don’t act on things. 

The 21st century is a big trap. And the worst affected victim of this century is the mind. We are not able to handle the minor problems in our life, forget handling the bigger ones. We tend to breakdown easily with minor issues surfacing in our lives, and some, unfortunately, head towards suicides too. 

The world has become digitally big but when you can count the real people in your life at your fingertips. The world of ours is actually a small one. Instead of catering our time and energy to nourish our real world, we are spending enough time to cater to the digital world. That is indeed a very big one and a non-existing one too. 

The mind is the strongest weapon, someone can own against the world, and think about going to battle without your weapon. Problems, big or small will hound you from all sides, and you will not be able to save yourself even from minor attacks. If world wars would spare our lives, the depression of this generation will kill us emotionally. 

I am not counseling on mental health, here, it is subjective. Everyone has a different capacity to think and different ways to deal with life. The only objective thing here is the mind which is becoming fragile as we are growing towards advanced lives. 

And one thing I have learned is that 

“Sadness comes most often to those who run behind happiness, the same way, loneliness comes often to those who run after the crowd”

Swati Omprakash

Those people are most sad, who wanted to be happy all the time. Learn to be ok with a bit of a bad day, or just a dull mood for a day or two. Stop chasing happiness, which we a 21st-century people are chasing like anything. The feel-good factor from clicking pictures, running to party every now and then, buying clothes, eating outside, etc, etc. All of this does not last long and tomorrow you shall repeat the same to chase the happiness which is ever running bride. 

I dont know how to achieve this state of mind where you stop chasing happiness all the time and be just ok with whatever life throws at you. I am myself building this in me and learning to become stoic.

And this blog is written by my own capability of the mind and experience. I am not a great philosopher nor a great thinker. I am learning and writing what I think and learn from my own life. 

Thank you for reading this blog

See you again!

Swati Omprakash

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Nadeem Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed(@nadeem-ahmed82)
1 year ago

Our mind still continues to remain one of the incredible piece of machinery that we still don’t fully understand. For a lot of people, it’s difficult to deal with day to day things and every other piece of technology makes it even harder for them to cope with. If we could only understand and accept that life will always have failures and successes, it’s equally important for them to co-exist to truly know the value of those aspects.
As usual, great post – Thank you…

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