Did you ignore these words when you mature?

Did you ignore these words when you mature?, Patriarchy, Narcissism, Secularism, Criticism, Pessimism, Nihilism, Hedonism, Racism, Iconoclastic, Paternalistic, Sarcastic, Sexist,
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A few days ago I was conversing with Baljeet. Baljeet is a kind man, he smiles when he learns new things.

Though he is from a middle-class family he never argues with his parents about all that he wants.

He always wears a black analog watch in his left hand, blue rectangular shades and a smile.

So I was talking to Baljeet about the youth then 90s and now and used the word Hedonism in a sentence. 

"As hedonism has evolved in a different useful way, people are more productive with less stress over them. There are some experts available at every network helping not only youths but also to the lost adults."

He was confused, I saw that on his face clearly, so I explained to him what it means(which is mentioned in the list).

Finally, he understood the whole sentence and told me that he didn't hear it till now. 

I wasn't shocked but it gave me a cold breeze of shivering.

I reached my room and googled everything that comes to my mind. But here's a catch, I found nothing.

Nobody wrote anything about it. 

As in India, people don't use those words much but they matter.

Hence I decided to create this article. 

Here's a list of those particular words with examples which you should know early.

1. Patriarchy:

A society in which the oldest male is the leader of the family or a society controlled by men in which they use their power to their own advantage.

  • Eg: Patriarchy has not disappeared - it has merely changed form.

2. Narcissism: 

Too much interest in and admiration for your physical appearance and/or your own abilities.

  • We realize how much our perception of the Other owes to our own narcissism, our inversion of ourselves into the other.

3. Secularism: 

The belief that religion should not be involved with the ordinary social and political activities of a country.

  • They must have done something significant to progress the cause of secularism in the past year.

4. Criticism: 

The act of saying that something or someone is bad.

  • I have a few criticisms to make about your speech.

5. Pessimist: 

A person who thinks that bad things are more likely to happen or who emphasizes the bad part of a situation.

  • Change may not come as fast, or as brutally, as the pessimists fear.

6. Nihilism:

A belief that all political and religious organizations are bad, or a system of thought that says that there are no principles or beliefs that have any meaning or can be true

  • But Leo rejects that director's nihilism in favour of some idea of redemption through words.

7. Hedonism: 

Living and behaving in ways that mean you get as much pleasure out of life as possible, according to the belief that the most important thing in life is to enjoy yourself.

  • The new paradox implies that hedonism is internally flawed.

8. Racism:

policies, behaviours, rules, etc. that result in a continued unfair advantage to some people and unfair or harmful treatment of others based on race.

  • The authorities are taking steps to combat/fight/tackle racism in schools.

9. Paternalistic:

(of people in authority) making decisions for other people rather than letting them take responsibility for their own lives.

  • The country has a paternalistic culture.

10. Sarcastic:

In an intensive manner: When you want to express someone your bitterness pleasantly and humorously that lets them look like a fool instead of you after saying it.


To Entertain:

A verbal irony comment with a basic purpose to entertain people without hurting their peace of mind. 

  • Low scores were characterized by apathetic, indifferent, irritable, sarcastic, or denigrating behaviour toward the child.

11. Sexist:

Suggesting that the members of one gender are less able, intelligent, etc. than the members of the other gender, or referring to that person's bodies, behaviour, or feelings in a negative way.

  • She described her former boss as an old-fashioned sexist pig.
 More examples
  • Women are often the subject of sexist jokes.
  • The discussion proved that sexist attitudes remain.
  • It's a bit sexist to say that men don't do housework.


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