We’re living in a world where we, as a part of this generation, are the major victims of misperceptions. Misperceptions about what we think, what we wear, what we say, what we like, whom we love, and how we live. We are judged. We are blamed. We are looked down at. We are the wrong ones according to the so called “intelligent” and “sane” people.
But, little do they know that it took a lot of art to create someone like us.
We are bold, hence rude. We are loud, hence undisciplined. We are not religious, hence disrespectful. We are unsure, hence we are weird. We stand for the right, hence we don’t know what love is. It doesn’t always have to be the straight path towards the right life. We choose to take a different route towards the life we wish for us.
Why do we have to give an explanation for all that we are and all that we do. Why does the society misunderstand us as the irresponsible, carefree, and naive ones? Why are we expected to be what our parents were like? Why can’t we just be ourselves and still be a part of this “society”?
Why am I told which clothes to wear and which not? Is it a crime if I choose I put on what I like and not what others will be pleased to see me in? To the sane ones, I say, talk to us. Get to know what we think, before you reach the conclusion that ‘Oh! She’s wearing shorts! Shameless! No respect for anyone.’ Our clothes don’t define our thoughts, do they?
It’s OK if some of us don’t believe in God. But that doesn’t mean we disrespect your belief towards God. No! We only choose to not believe in someone whom we haven’t seen in real. We stand for what we believe. And, there’s nothing wrong in it, right!?
We talk about sex and sexual topics openly. We’re open when it comes to talking about our monthly cycles. We do not feel ashamed of having conversations about them because they are important parts of every one’s life. It’s not about being blunt or mannerless; it’s about being vocal about everything we think is right.
What if a girl has been with more than 5 boys!? Of course, you’re ought to judge her for that. Of course, you’ll think that her character is bad. Of course you’ll say, “These kids of this generation. They don’t understand. They are so unsure about things that they do such stupidities and then parents have to listen for what these pests do.” But, thinking of it the other way round, maybe we’re so sure about what we want that we are not ready to settle for what is readily served on our plates.
We’re not here to say that the thought, which you’ve been living with, is wrong. We’re only here to bring a freshness to every thing that we come across. We, as a part of this generation, don’t say that rituals should not followed. They should be. But, only when their existence convince your heart and mind. We don’t mean to oppose what you say. Rather, we only want to know why we should do it. For us, money is important, as it is for everyone else. But, a part of us is not completely craving for only money. We need adventure. We need happiness. We need challenges to make every day exciting. We need a bit of craziness that would drag us away from the regular bits.
Maybe we’re in search of something. Something beautiful, something artistic, something too pure to be called our’s. And in search of that one thing, we’re running, tumbling, falling, drowning, fumbling, screaming, and spelling words that prick our hearts. And then blooms the misperceptions about us, as a part of this generation.