THIS ARTICLE SHOULD BE SEEN BY ALL THE YOUNG GUYS AND TEENAGERS TO MAKE OUR FUTURE LIKE NEVER BEFORE, WITH UNIQUE THOUGHTS AND IDENTITIES
Hey my dear young world!
The topic we are going to discuss about, is not about the world but about YOU. While reading this article, take a moment to think, self reflect, introspect.
Have we been blindly following or believing some things? Did our brain become limited to think only in a certain way?
For once, put aside what the society wants you to do or your friends expect you to do. Question what do YOU want to do?
These days we notice our friends and so-called youth icons’ way of living which is labeled as ‘cool’. But many people tend to overlook the fact that this special word cool differs from person to person. Nothing in this world is as cool as being yourself! Infact, whats #notcool is that you force yourself to be someone else that you aren’t, do something you don’t want to, just to fit into somebody’s good books!
YOU own a unique perspective, YOU have a different personality. Therefore, YOU might sometimes need to behave like yourself, away from the crowd.
Here are a few lines you can utilize
- YOU NEED NOT BE A REBEL FOR NO REASON.
Teenage and adolescence come packed with loads of adrenaline and enthusiasm. This great deal of energy, if perfectly channeled can do wonders. Don’t spend away your energies for un-necessary things.
Is there any reason you are so demanding? Is there a reason you need to fight for?
It is important to ask these questions because if your answer is no and you still are the same you are no longer a Rebel, you are a BRAT.
- You need not imitate your friends and try cigar.
- You need not drink, or sit with your drunk friends, just to hang out with them.
Just the way your friends are not ashamed of drinking, you need not be ashamed of being sober.
- You need not listen to EDM or BTS if you don’t like it.
If you have a style, pursue it. It doesn’t always have to match the common preference.
- You need not capture every moment in your cam for the world to see it.
Realise that you, the one who’s capturing it have the privilege that no other person who looks at the photo has. You are in the moment!! Love it, live it! Enjoy the present of being present!
- You need not talk back to your teachers or parents for your friends.
Support your friends in need, but don’t be so occupied in defending them that you turn a blind eye to why they caused the situation in the first place. If you think that you have a matured mindset, then act like it.
- You need not stay with a group of people even if you don’t like them only because they are considered cool.
Hey why don’t you show them what being cool is like instead, huh? 😉
- You need not forcefully become an extrovert.
Having your own space is completely a personal thing. Nothing which is ever forced has a satisfactory outcome.
- You need not eat or stop eating meat for the society.
Its completely your choice. Like it, have it. Don’t like it, deny it. As simple as that.
- You need not talk behind people or gossip.
If you restrain from backbiting but are surrounded by friends who do, then you need not get involved in it. Detach from unnecessary things. Show the true you, the values you possess.
- You need not have the most popular person as your favorite actor or a role model.
Just because there is a momentary hype about a specific celebrity, it doesn’t mean that you limit your view to him/her. You can search for talents too, whom you can heartfully admire.
- If you are a girl you need not like pink.
- If you are a boy you need not like blue.
Break these stereotypes. There are infinite shades in a rainbow. So why stick to just one? 😉
- You need not have a girlfriend or boyfriend only because your friends expect you to have one. Period!
- You need not show your complete self to the world. You can keep secrets.
[All the point above are ‘need not’s, and not ‘should not’s]
Many people suffer from the HERD mentality. We live in a paradox that justifies that if everyone around you does something, it doesn’t need any judgement and automatically becomes the right thing to do!
What we always need to remember is that
WRONG IS WRONG EVEN IF EVERYONE DOES IT, AND RIGHT IS RIGHT EVEN IF NO ONE DOES IT.
YOUTH is the progress of a nation. What kind of youngster are you?
“We are living in a society which expects politicians to scam less and expects celebrities to donate more.” Here is where we need our own brains.
You are in a party along with your friends and you are a sober. Your friends drink, and one of them starts to taunt you that you don’t drink and that you are different. While they themselves can’t tell you the reason they drink, they try to change you.
There might be a few people who say
“Agar tuje pilaya nahi to mera nam badal lunga!”
(If I’ll not make you drink, I will change my name!)
Why do you feel inferior with that line ?
Why not give it back to them saying,
“Abh tho hum naam badalvakehi chodenge”
(Then get ready to change your name!)
And this is why being cool does not depend oh how you behave but it depends on how you show it, and react to these false prestigious lines.
This article is totally for those people who are different from the crowd and are confused at this situation, but the point is the situations change day by day.
Dear youngsters, the day you step out of your schools and collages the plate is going to turn
And the society starts respecting the ones who have their own way,
And yeah, your presence will leave a mark.
Well, if you have read it till here, we appreciate you for your interest to be yourself.
Here are a few quotes that we picked for you which might help you to achieve your goal.
“Ships are safer in the harbour, but they are not meant for that purpose.”
“Ninety percent of the decisions can be taken immediately on the basis of past experiences and only ten percent require in-depth analysis.”
“The world’s largest fires can be extinguished with a cup of water at the right time.”
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
AUTHORS: MEHER APARAJITHA AND KASTHALA DIVYA