Written By SOUDA MUNEER
What the youth say is not necessary?! what the generation believes, and what it acts on. Its desires and motives are often hidden. It is a blend of ethical and sinful, promise and threat, hope and anguish. It has no certain beginning or end.
What do you see in today’s youth? Some are exhaling the smoke carelessly in the pure air; some are dying consuming the same smoke . Some are going to the college and spending money on their girlfriends; some are making money a week on social media. Some are sure they will die due to war, Some pray for safety. Some wear dior gowns; some are wrapped in a linen shroud. Some want to fly to the moon, some want to flee far from their family.
Quite often, I hear adults sneering ‘Youth these days act irresponsibly or are worse than their generation. Young people no longer respect their parents. They are rude and impatient. They frequently have no self-control.’
Does this sound familiar? I am sure it does!
It seems that people manage to find a way to complain about the youth today from every possible angle. Do they ever try to understand the youth; what they actually mean, what they intend!?
People think that young people are getting rowdier, or have become ruder than what they were in thier young age – a time when they showed respect to their elders and control over their anger.
However, when it comes to young people, is today’s young generation the worst ever?
Just because people think their marks decide their future!
Why so? Families never get satisfactied with what they do. They just carryon with the same rant what others say and compare their kids with other ones!
Well the reality is that the youth of today, they dont disrespect the adults’ words, they just know to speak straight forward instead of speaking behind their backs. Yes they do work hard, not the way their older generation would have done, but they certainly know what they actually want!
It is undeniably true that each generation has rare variance based on common background. Every generation is different from the other. Our parents in their youth might have looked rebellious to their parent, and them to their parents. Forming an opinion while turning blind to the differences in the background they grew in, the environment they survive in, the observations they take in, will not help lessen the ‘gaps’ between the generations. Knowing these changes helps older generations understand and better strengthen their bond with their children and grandchildren. Often, this understanding helps go over many gaps.
There is a need for unbiased communication, constructive criticism, greater trust and nonjudgmental understanding between generations. Let’s make this possible and not simply vent out our preperceived notions or our inability to connect with the youth in the form of criticisms and jibes.