Even though the world has been modernized to an extent that is sometimes incomprehensible, yet there are certain things that we as a 21st Century generation have figured out for ourselves. Yes, we are not “Americanized” and neither are we a confused lot (I mean; only sometimes we are). We are not trying to bridge the yawning gap between two generations, just trying to pave our way to the World that can make peace with the two extreme outlooks.
We are not under the bad influence, just stuck up in neither-here-nor-there culture and we are finding our way. But there’s one thing that we have figured out – We can never be like you. And honestly, we don’t feel guilty about it. We feel being the 21st century generation is simply awesome because:
- Even for us Family is Top-Priority
We are often misjudged or misunderstood as a generation that has no affinity towards the family. So, before you misjudge or misunderstand us again, let’s get this fact clear. We may be different in our outlook towards life, and the definition of independence that we have learned is certainly beyond the acceptable limits of this society but you got to understand this – We, undeniably, love and respect our families as much as our previous generations.
- We have become ‘Rightly Intolerant’
Yes, rightly intolerant! We are done with racism, caste, classicism, and most significantly sexism. We do not understand the norms set by the patriarchal society. We are not gender-biased and believe in equality and respect for all. That’s what we have been taught since childhood, isn’t it?
- ‘Marriage’ is just a Stamp
We have to admit it. We are less convinced with the whole ‘Marriage’ thing. It just fails to impress us. We are yet to understand the basis of its existence. And especially, after the inspiring examples, people have set for us, we are certainly scared of setting down. So, why not let marriage be a personal choice?
- ‘Moving On’ is our first Lesson
A messed up love affair, quitting a boring job, an embarrassing family reunion or an unexpected night out with friends, we have accepted these things as a part of growing up and eventually a part of life. We have conquered the art of letting go & learned to move on.
- We are not ashamed of “Sex” or even “Sexuality”
Maybe we have come a long way here but this is how it is. We don’t feel ‘being virgin’ is anything more than Salman Khan’s confession on Koffee With Karan. We do not understand the stamps, society wants to engrave on us. We respect an individual’s privacy and outlook towards life. And we do not believe in any norm when it comes to sexuality.
It might sound preposterous, immoral and to some even promiscuous, but honestly we have evolved, evolved into better ‘individuals’. We are the 21st century generation and we aspire to set better examples.