A friend of mine yesterday said, (nonverbatim) “There’s something wrong with our generation. We can never settle, we always want change.”
It was a moment of enlightenment.
And I do agree, we are the generation of change. We experienced a childhood of playing outside until dark, and then eventually instead of meeting our playmates on the playground we switched to meeting them online.
We are the generation of technology. And our lives has become as fast paced as technology is. And we have grown to enjoy this dynamic world. We detest boredom, we can’t stick to routine work for too long. We seek adventures, we are hungry for the adrenaline rush of new things. We just can’t stand still.
Our environment shaped us to be this way. We learned to adapt. Unfortunately, our adaptation have some undesirable side-effects.
Because we want a dynamic life, we became allergic to commitments. We get bored easily, and we cure boredom with change. Young professionals from our generation hop from one career to another because months of doing the same work everyday kills us. And as frequent as we change our clothes, we also change our partners.
We just can’t seem to settle. We always look for what’s missing. We always think that there is something missing.
We will never know our place in this world until we learn how to settle.
2012 really was one unforgettable year, and by far the most heartbreaking year for me. It was full of ups and downs. Well mostly downs, but for some reason remembering 2012 puts a smile on my face. I stayed happy despite the troubles that 2012 brought mainly because of my family and friends. I felt loved. And I’ve grown from the experience of surviving a low point in life.
So let’s cheers for an awesome year and reminisce the 12 months of 2012.
Keep the plans you make with your friends, even if it means going out of your way. Understand that a time when most of you are unmarried, independent, child-free, and within drivable distance of one another is something which will not come again in life. :))
(from 29 Ways To Make 2013 Better, Thought Catalog)