YOUTH NEEDS SOCIALISATION

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We are living in times where youth is engrossed in its own activities and taken over by smart-phones and other means of entertainment. Youth is losing awareness as an integral part of the society. There is no denying the fact that social media, emails and video calls are highly convenient modes of remaining connected to friends and family but they lack human touch. Social development is even tied to many parts of your overall development. Various research studies are being carried out to understand the value and importance of socializing with striking results regarding a wholesome human development. Youth is a high time that you shun your smartphone for a while, do away with interacting on virtual media spaces and get down to real things in life. Go out, meet people and see how direct interactions and socializing can widen your worldview at a very young age. Following are the benefits of socialization that every young person needs to know for an overall wellbeing.

Live a healthy life:- Several recent studies have also linked social connection with physical health benefits and better habits with a more healthful lifestyle. Social engagement is associated with a stronger immune system, especially for adults. This means that you are better able to fight off colds, the flu and even some types of cancer.

Develop a sense of self:- Social interaction helps you to start to develop your sense of self at young age and you also start to learn what others expect from you.

Understand others:- Socialization help you learn to have empathy for friends and other people. You learn sharing, setting boundaries and problem-solving all come from socializing and interacting. It provides great opportunity to understand various kinds of people, their mannerism and personalities and thought processes. As a student or a fresher, it helps you develops better understanding of human perspectives and attributes at a very early phase of life. These skills will also pay you handsomely later in your life.

A better mental health:- As per Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin by SAGE, socializing enhances mental functioning as the mind is kept occupied with real thoughts, which is very vital when young generation is almost living in a virtual world. Stress and anxiety level can be reduced to a great extent. Solutions to problems is always found in dialogues.

EFFECTS OF NO SOCIALIZATION:-

  • Develop poor self-esteem being continuously isolated day in and day out.
  • Isolation and lack of socialization are commonly linked to depression, especially for people who don’t socialize for more than a day at a time.
  • Isolation may reduce resilience.
  • No socialization can decrease your ability to learn.
  • Studies show social connections increase our longevity, while a lack of social connections increase our mortality.

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