Written By:- Reetika Singh || Graphics By:- Sushma
It has been rightly said that we spend the primary half of our lives trying to grasp the older generation, and therefore the rest half in understanding the younger generation. all ages have their own charm. Youth has always felt somewhat exasperated with age and age has always been suspicious of youth. a number of the fees brought against modern youth are that they represent a rudderless generation with no ideals to measure by or cause to measure for.
They want to attract attention through unconventional behavior. It’s no longer anxious youth going forth, into a hostile world. Growing affluence in developed societies has generated among the youth there a restlessness which pined for instant rewards. In the underdeveloped countries also, the young generation is feeling disgruntled because their visions of a happy future are being obliterated either by internal strife or political opportunism. In the circumstances, is it to be wondered at if all talk of dedication to ideals, renewed moral vigor and basic virtues leave the youth cold and unconvinced? n the underdeveloped countries also, the young generation are feeling disgruntled because their visions of a happy future are being obliterated either by internal strife or political opportunism. In the circumstances, is it to be wondered at if all talk of dedication to ideals, renewed moral vigor and basic virtues leave the youth cold and unconvinced?
Their biggest and most legitimate grievance is that what they learn after putting so much time, effort and money has very little relevance to the realities of life. They consider themselves quite capable of looking after themselves. They may well be charged with being ignorant of what they want. But it cannot be said that the young are all the time guided by such high purpose. Violence comes naturally to youth.
Yes we will say that the youth the longer term of India, but i need to say that they’re completely misguided within the contemporary era.There are not any real idols for youth at this time in India.
Even after reaching a height of excellence within the field of cricket, he remains sober and polite, it’s this ability that makes him a real idol. Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bacchan has the same quality which makes him a real youth icon.
Social media always create faulty idols for Indian youth.
If one asks a young lady or boy, who is your idol?, she is going to immediately will name a contemporary Bollywood actor or a Cricketer, they’ll never transcend that because they need veiled thinking.
Just because it works for that one person, doesn’t mean its the go-to mantra for every other student.
And then we wonder why our youth is not creative and diverse.
- Anti- Indian/ Pseudo-liberal
A classmate of mine ( Self-proclaimed political philosopher to be precise) lectured me on how India is the baddest place on earth. How it is killing liberty and human rights of people. How these poor people are spoiling our country.
Strangely enough, that same guy couldn’t explain simple concepts of liberty and modern human rights to me. When I asked him what he did to solve these problems, his face looked like he wanted to tear my heart apart.
Okay guys! Feminism was one of the best movements when it started out. That was the time when women were denied basic rights and were treated badly by the highly patriarchal and aristocratic society.
Feminists messed up. It didn’t take them long enough to make the feminism movement take an urban-centric misandrist approach. Their goals changed from equality to priveleges and matriarchy. Youth of India, if you are reading this please understand that the neo-feminist approach has already destroyed the West. We still have a chance. Make it or break it.
The woman you see haggling for a seat in metro is not a feminist. The mother of two who pushes a thela to eat 2 square meals is.
Please empower the right women, I guarantee their will be none left with no rights.
- Brand consciousness
I see people buying expensive shit all the time. Ranging from the bitten and sour Apple to the overpriced Gucci , youth get mugged voluntarily by these corporate giants. Interesting, isn’t it?
A shirt with a brand logo and poor cloth is much more cool and suave than a shirt made of good cloth but not of a popular brand for us.
- Cringe compilations (AKA statuses and posts on social media)
We might not know jack shit about something but just because it gives us the immense satisfaction of being recognised as an individual conscious of his surroundings we post nonsense about it. Our blood boils like crazy. Last night I saw two people ( One Indian and Muslim) fight about how they conquer each other and how the enemy country is going to be doomed. Strangely enough, national security was also accompanied by mixed emotions, abuses and plans to fornicate with the others’ sister.
- Being a playboy/ liberal woman ( Or for our less fortunate friends, Bandi kab pategi )
We epitomize people with girlfriends. We message them for tips and tricks for getting inside their pants. Ironically, Indian youth treat getting dates on similar lines to that of exams. We look for tips and tricks, shortcuts, solve previous year questions i.e: try our hands on some girls/guys before preparing for the syllabus.
To all those still looking for girlfriends/boyfriends instead of focusing on their careers, I pity you.
This was an inciteful list of all those things Indian youth do, and I am extremely embarassed to say that I belong to this hipster world.