From where is the rise of mental illness and other physical, emotional, psychological shortcomings coming from within Asia? In the 1950's and 1960's Asia had a very low statistic on mental illness, physical illness, emotional shortcomings and psychological illness. How and where are today's illnesses within Asia coming from? The rise of such illnesses began in the late 80s when obesity began to be found within Asia. Before this time, obesity was not a factor in Asia. After the cases of obesity began to appear, other 'illnesses' began to appear. Down's Syndrome, Depression, Suicide, Isolation and others. Obesity started out as isolated cases but then grew to be acceptable and needing to be received with 'compassion' and 'care'. And this led to the idea that all other 'shortcomings' needed to be received in the same way; with 'compassion' and care. Now Asia faces this problem with their decisions on how to receive their own LGBT children. Although Japan was a bit more 'modern' than the rest of the other Asian Countries, Japan was one of the first Asian Countries where 'suicide' for extremely difficult studying, became the 'norm'. Other Asian countries followed suit. Japan also was one of the first leaders, within Asia, for youth recreational activities; such as video game playing, staying at home, isolating self away from parents and society, living alone, youths providing for their own life and lifestyle, youths being as adults, etc... And now other Asian Countries are also following in the same footsteps. Youths are being as 'adults' without yet being a true adult, youths remaining at home, youths trying to live apart from parents and their ways, youths providing for their own well being and independent lifestyles. etc.... Before all of this, Asia was known for 'Grandchildren' preparations. Asia was known for their lifestyle and ways of them living so that their 'Grandchildren' would grow up within a life and culture which was good and healthy as the new Asians. Job security, Ethical behavior, Long term goals, owning/receiving family Homes and raising family, keeping the language alive and active, honoring employers, being respectful, being respectable, being an upright member in Society, not bringing shame into the home or last name.... It was not uncommon for newlywed couples to live in the same home with their grandparents and parents. Coming home to a family home, with both selves, parents and grandparents, were common and common practice which not many spoke out against. Families eating together would mean; newlyweds, parents, and grandparents all eating together at the table and grandparents having their own 'room' within the home as well as the parents and newlyweds. The living room, the kitchen were common areas for the family while the den was for the parents. Grandparents stayed home while their children and grandchildren went off to work to clean and to keep the home, parents were the job holders and their children, the newlyweds, were to learn to live within their own family line, to speak about their family, to live as family. Only when the newlyweds had secure jobs did they move into their own home to raise their own family and to keep the tradition of being in the same home with their own grandchildren alive. But what caused the rise of the 'anti' to these? I believe television had a big part in the forming of 'worldly' illnesses to appear within Asia. And now there is both television and technology from which Asia as well as every other part of the Globe receives images and ideas and jokes and non-seriousness from. Worldly humor, worldly ideas, worldly associations, but in their own Language. And remember that Asia is; Far East, Middle East, Near East. All these are considered part of the Orient.