Society is failing in education, mental health, and addictions
Peer pressure causes violent behavior to be imitated
The violent language of social media infects young people
Javier Urra: “Addictions, mental health, education: we are failing”
Javier Urra, a former ombudsman, psychologist, university professor and expert on youth issues, believes that today’s society is failing on fronts like the education, the mental health waves addictions.
It’s about a explosive cocktail that especially affects young people in whom a “lack of respect for the other putting by always ahead of me “ and in which inhibitory factors have been lost how is spirituality without us having replaced them with others element that fulfill this function.
We are therefore faced with a double speech in which, on the one hand, it defends itself respect for diversity Yet the tolerance with the other, but in practice this is not the case. And we see that in the fights and violence exercised in many cases that exceed all possible limits.
According to Urra, “the people It bothers him a lot that there are different people, that they are opposed, that they are made to wait, or, simply, that they demonstrate ability to confront opinions “. We no longer tolerate discrepancies, that lead us to the contrary, that people are not as we want them to be. In the most open society, many are radicalized more than ever.
Nihilism takes its toll
In his diagnosis, Urra points to another of the great issues that divides our society: the role of education in schools and families. A tool with the capacity to “change these behaviors characterized by lack of spirituality or values So what stands empty and nihilistic”.
For this expert, it was Ombudsman for Children of the Community of Madrid, there is also another very important factor behind all these violent episodes and that is peer pressure. In his analysis, he affirms that this group behavior “makes violence is magnified exponentially “ so that “as I belong to him, I am forced to follow the behaviors to prevent the rest of the members from believing that I am different from them “, something that could explain that a pack ended Samuel’s life, without knowing him, without knowing almost what had happened. The group went to kill and they joined him.
“Kick it! Kill it!”: Peer pressure
It is another of the consequences of our way of educating to the new generations in which the feeling of belonging to the herd is enhanced, leaving aside other capabilities such as learn to say ‘no’ when we disagree with the behavior of the group.
Urra takes this type of group behaviors in which the members, when faced with their individual responsibilities, reject its implications by attributing everything to collective pressure, a phenomenon we know as “due obedience and whose maximum expression we saw during the Holocaust”.
Networks and their violence
Finally, the third factor that would be driving this type of behavior in pack would be social media and its violent language.
Urra recalls that “violence has always been there, but before it was much more punctual and individual “. The appearance of these herds that beat, rape or kill shows that individual behaviors are being “animalizing with an evident lack of self-control and dominance to say no and act ethically and report when we do not like behavior “.
And the regret? It is conspicuous by its absence
For Javier Urra, another worrying element in these behaviors is the lack of regret. “The question is whether when they commit these acts they sincerely regret. We are talking about a authentic feeling of suffering or guilt. And the answer is that we don’t see this kind of attitude Since the parents of these minors and young people the first thing they do is hire good lawyers to defend their children without us hearing a express request of forgiveness to the victims “.
The challenge is therefore immense. Changing behaviors, personalities and characters will depend on how we educate our children in a society in which, from politics or social networks, a violent language has been imposed since “thought and language go absolutely hand in hand“, he concludes.
Source: Telecinco – Noticias de última hora, realities y series by www.telecinco.es.
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