Frustration Among Youth in Today’s

Studies show that the overuse of technology can prove to be extremely harmful to one’s mental health. A question we should ask ourselves: Are our smartphones and other smart gadgets making us dumb and emotionally void?
Why to tame the roaring mind?
Good or bad, all turned blind,
The roses are all black,
In darkness, losing track,
The world is all fabricated,
Here we lay,
Frustrated and devastated …
“I am frustrated with my life!” This term has come on the tip of the tongue of almost everyone that we meet today. Today’s youth are most prone to frustrations. It is not surprising that suicide rates have increased by leaps and bounds all over the world. What is the reason that the generation today is so weak-hearted? Why is our life filled with frustrations? Why does a single negative comment or an incident that happens against our wish tend to irk us so much? Be it waiting at a traffic light, or a long line at the eating joint, everything gets on our nerves.

The Virginia Tech Shooting in 2007, where a student gunned down several students and faculty members, including himself, proves the rising amount of frustration and violence among youth these days. Where does this anguish stem from? What are the possible reasons of this frustration and anger? While a lot depends on socio-economic factors, the reasons can be different for different places. For a developing country, the major concern for the youth might be unemployment. For a radically modern culture, frustration might stem from obsession with technology, fashion, bullying, etc. On the other hand, in a culture where there is less freedom, youngsters might be frustrated over the fact that their voice is unheard, and they do not have the liberty to live life as they want.

Common Causes of Frustration Among Youth
Time Management

Time management is the biggest issue today. Though machines have automated so many things, yet, we always find ourselves running out of time. We all have lost the ability to have patience, want things to move quickly, and detest a slow-paced life.


This is the greatest cause of frustration among youngsters, especially in developing countries. When education does not guarantee jobs, it is certain that the youth is going to be disturbed. Well, again, a lot depends on the political and economic status of that nation. An empty mind is a devil’s workshop indeed. This is a grave cause of why crime rates can increase and disrupt the civil life of that country.
Feeling of Worthlessness

Lack of confidence is one of the major issues of the youth today. When they’re not accepted in their schools, are bullied, or do not manage to reach the top position, a feeling of worthlessness immediately crops up. Moreover, this also leads to depression.