What should older generation learn from the younger generation?
Ohhh… What a debatable topic this is! Isn’t it? We all have heard (so many times) that all of us should learn this and that from the older generation – their experience, their understandings, their capabilities, their attitudes, and what not! Remember all that ‘Humare zamane me to…’ type conversations we had more than once in our lifetime?
But, I strongly believe that we – ‘ye aajkal k bacche’ have so much in us, which have been neglected by the elders, just because they think; we are ‘still so young to understand the twists of life.’ Let’s talk about something out of the box today. Obviously, the discussions will be open in the comment section. 😉
Okay, so the very first thing older people should learn from the younger generation is “Acceptance.” We accept the people the way they are! It is difficult maybe, but it is the reality nowadays. We don’t try to control everyone and everything, and like this, we stay happy – with fewer expectations and much more acceptance.
Our generation has been accepting and open to those who want to engage in same-sex marriage, transgender bathrooms, women’s rights, abortion, not being married, etc.
We do not discriminate. We allow courage, opportunities, efforts, and passion. We believe in the equal rights of a man and a woman. Please don’t judge us when a man cooks and a woman becomes CEO. Trust me; our generation is JUST FINE with that. We have more understanding of equality than most of the older people think!
We are open-minded people – really open-minded! We prefer honesty and practicality. We are clear about our intentions and try not to hide them. We do not make deals of relationships, but yesss… we discuss! We are open for our faults and never ashamed accepting them in public. We respect everyone’s opinions, even if it is hard to accept.
Utilization of technology
WE DO NOT WASTE TIME ON TECHNOLOGY, ALWAYS! Yes, we are quite distracted, but we have knowledge! We can control ourselves if there is a need to do the same. Older people should be friendly with technology, just to understand what we are really expecting from technology. It’s an ocean.
The younger generation is vibrant and versatile. We can have degrees for something else and are doing something else for a living. Maybe, we are following our dreams and if it takes more than the desired time, that’s completely okay! We may be self-obsessed, but do not believe in ‘having regrets.’ We work hard, really hard to make sure that our work’s done. We love to try different things.
When it comes to taking a risk, older people are wise, undoubtedly as we do not have enough market experiences. But, we are always open for opportunities. You can say that we have urges to be failed, because we think that it is the only thing from which we can learn. Don’t grab it from us.
Breakups are not a big deal nowadays and older generation should understand that. It is not like we did not love the person, or that particular situation, business, etc. But, we are quite open to accepting the reality. We allow us to let go things.
So, on behalf of all of the millennials, we want to request you to have faith in us! Together, we all can concur a new world. If you allow us in your lives, in your decisions, we will feel connected. It is needed for us to feel important in your life journeys. We strive for your acceptance and understandings. We are tired to prove ourselves in front of you again and again. And as we are impatient (we should learn patience from the older generation!), we stop trying to please you which can create major ‘generation gap’ between both of us.
So, stay with us and guide. Support when we are lost, but don’t bind! It becomes suffocating for 70% children of our generations and because of the confusing age, we just can’t get it and feel depressed or lonely.
Let’s explore together. Allow us to fall and to fail, just stay there when we need your support. Don’t judge us. Like this, we can fill the GAP we are talking about!