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Next Generation

  • Date Submitted: 05/27/2013 09:44 AM
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Generation next would be entirely different, smarter, independent due to conflicting sets of values the parents feel confused, insecure and helpless due to their inability to understand ‘Me’-a total contradiction to their values and beliefs.

I am the ‘Generation Next’ and it will take my parents a generation to understand what I like and what makes me tick.

Play stations, the latest rock music, hip hop, you see what I mean!!! The world has changed in the last few decades so much that parents find it difficult to understand ‘Gen Next’ that is ‘Us’.

The web revolution and now the mobile technology is changing the way we interact with each other and the world. The change that directly affects the way we live has been enormous not just because of technology, and the media but also due to the widening gap between the parents and Us. With our parents endearing memories of India as the self sufficient but somewhat closed to the outward looking and confident India c today, come problems of differing world views between them and us.

Parent should not forget that Independence has been resigned to its glorious past and it is the glorious future that the new generation is now looking forward to.

The world of music, fashion, and influence from the other parts of the world, is defining my identity. This is at odds with a more grounded view of being an Indian and the way of life my parents and grandparents hat aspired for.

This is that period of our life when we are moving away from the close circle of our families and striving hard to become individuals with certain rights.

Added to this, is the fact, that I am a teenager, rebellious to the coral seeing new worlds and ideas every second. It excites me and I want define my ‘new self which does not want to conform to traditions.

In chaotic world, I find myself compelled to make choices. Either I try to clan on to my core belief and feel self confident in it or ride the new waved change. Either way, there...


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