India, April 30 -- The new trend of "tou gan", which means "emotional theft", is gaining widespread popularity among young adults in China. As per reports, under this trend, people often indulge in "small rebellious acts" to "derail" their lives to combat stress.

As per the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the acts can include various things - getting a secret tattoo, eating junk food, and rebelling against a strict dietary regime. It can also mean someone creating a social media profile just for themselves.

The concept refers to small acts of secrecy in one's regular lifestyle that the person considers "resistance", reported SCMP. Why this unconventional lifestyle? For many, this is a way to self-love and find time for themselves.

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