Thursday, 29 March 2012


Dear members of the older generations, Here I am , a member of this generation, Here to voice my views on how I see my generation.Thousands of articles have been written, thousands of arguments have filled social circles, thousands of groans, moans and complaints about 'This horrible younger generation'.Well, this is what I have always wanted to tell those who explained with great enthusiasm the many failings of my generation.Firstly, when it comes to humaneness, I have just one thing to say. Your generation treated some humans as dogs. Our generation treats dogs as friends - as equals.Your generation blamed the abandoned children for the mistakes of their parents. Our generation blames the parents. not the children.Secondly, responsibility and commitment. Our generation is NOT irresponsible.its just that we give various responsibilities their place and dont let them consume our lives.Commitment? Contrary to your views dear elders,our generation does not shy away from commitment. We just know when to see common sense( no offence meant of course).Often i hear complaints about the loose morales and over-independance of my generation.Let me tell you,this is not true. Its just that the definition of what is acceptable and what is not has changed. Afterall, isnt evolution a continues process?Culture and heritage I hear? well, sure.People of my generation prefer denim over saris and veshti's in day to day life.Why? because we find them comfortable. After all, isnt satiating comfort a basic need?You have to admit though ,that we voluntarily don traditional wear during religious ceremonies and while visiting places of worship.Over-expressiveness?Isnt that the reason why some elders tried to censor the information on the net?The truth is, We of this generation are not over-expressive. We are just more exressive and fearless than your generation.A popular saying of your generation was- 'Never trust a man who cries and a woman who laughs'.What is that supposed to mean?Men are never supposed to express sorrow and women,joy? How gendered is that?While you described mentally disturbed people as 'haunted', we describe them as' In need of special attension'.Sure, there are many bad aspects of my generation.But isnt that true of any generation?Isnt that true of human kind itself?Your generation must have been 'unstable' in the eyes of your elders.As a last word, I would say, if you have a problem with a person of my generation, blame the person. Not the generation.

1 comment:

  1. Wowww!!!!

    This was Brilliant !!!!
    Wish every elder could read this !!!
    Well Written Ms Author !!! You are amazing :)