Since I started this blog, many people have approached me with advice to add simple content to my website to make it more crowd-adaptable. Crowd-adaptable I thought, what does it mean in the context of my generation? After some analyzing, I have come to the conclusion that it means listings, something like “25 Things You Need to Do Before the Age of 25”, “10 Ways to Find a True Love” etc. The idea is simple – to deliver an issue that protrudes emotive in an easily digestive way. Fine, we all desire simplicity, but this is not all. Come to think of it; millennials is probably the first generation that doesn’t want questions; it needs answers and immediately. So, the pieces were written by millennials and for millennials often aim at providing answers to poignant and complicated issues that the authorities cannot address. No need to explain further the fact that we didn’t exactly get what we had been promised growing up, so now we surf around google trying to figure out how to become someone in this hectic world. I think it is very similar to how people google the info about their health conditions in the hope that someone would tell them that there is a cheap and readily available cure despite the doctor’s verdict. The truth is, if we think about it, how can twenty-somethings address the questions regarding favorable financing or a perfect match for marriage if they are single, hitting bars with strangers and struggle to pay rent? Of course, there are exceptions, but overall the generation of 00’s is only confused and doesn’t exactly know where the wind is going to take them. And, as scary as it is to admit, I am one of those people!
Despite this rather negative overview, I want to remind you something: if we are stuck in a gooey because things didn’t turn out the way we wanted them, we should not give up on ourselves! We should not drag our shell with us everywhere because we are indefinite and we should not belittle our capabilities. The fact that life has become harder does not mean we are less capable; it is just slightly more challenging to achieve things than it used to be. While it is certainly appealing to arrange your thoughts in a listicle instead of thinking, there are still great books out there, and there is so much to learn!
We want intimacy and love and support, but we seek all these things in social media because we are too scared to be rejected. We often break up with amazing partners because we envy other couples on FB or Instagram with their perfect smiles and seemingly carefree lifestyle. I don’t know much about love, but I believe in it. We will see that love is everywhere, and People are just frightened to display it. We all know that we are trapped in the idea that love brings vulnerability, and hate brings power. So I suggest., for starters, let’s allow ourselves to get to know others outside of our virtual “safe” spaces, let’s enable us to be inspired by great minds. While we can’t undo the Great Recession and 9/11 and the list goes on and on, we still can believe in ourselves and our intrinsic value.