Born in 1985, I have seen little evolution. I have seen paperwork to Computer Feeding, cassette to CDs, CDs to iPods / music players, computer floppy disk to pen drive, big drive to small sim card to micro sim card, landline to mobile, even from TV serials to web series. Still, this generation has seen a little. I will not say that this generation has seen all, because we haven’t seen a major transformation of black-n-white to colour, haven’t seen struggles to get the things for, and many other major things, and hence we have seen few things. But, we are lucky enough to say that we have other options too. Like if you want mobile, but don’t want to spend much then we have options. We have the option to choose between desktop and laptop. We have the option to choose between channels too. Earlier that was not the case. Even in the case of humans, we have seen few. Few because, we, this generation don’t accept nonsense. We say ta-ta-bye-bye at once and for all. But what this generation really falls for is friendship. Rather than family, and loved ones, this generation depends more on friendships. Whether a gang or herd, people do have friends. Even if we ask for money, and for some reason they can’t give then we do understand it. This generation, only friends, is proper, outspoken and understandable.
Though we have friends, we have depression too. But friends are the one who will at least listen to you, if they can’t give a solution then they will at least be in touch with you or will make dinner plans with you. In short, they will be with you. Meeting your friends once a week is a must. Meeting your best people and hanging around with them helps in reducing stress and toxicity in our life. I have seen this in many families that when you make some big decision and share that with your family or relatives, all you get is some negative feedback with rubbish explanation. Mostly because of attachment and family members don’t think practically, they will always think emotionally and will give some food, water, excuses. But friends are those who will first make fun of you, because of that, the day doesn’t start. And then they will ask questions related to your decision. Then, they will give their positive or negative response depending on what we have answered to their questions.
Lucky are those who have friends for more than 7 years. It is said that, if the friend lasts for more than 7 years then he or she is your lifetime friend. You can easily trust them. You have seen them changing from best to worst, from unformed to matured. You have seen their low point to high point. From their failure to success and even their struggle. Lucky are those who have friends and who have seen their friends in the real world.
To be honest, I have seen this. Family members warn their kids not to make friends just because of their caste, colour and low background. But Kids never judge this. They just see their compatibility and happiness with the other person. So, a friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden. When low, a call or message from a friend is enough to make your day. It’s telepathy. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Friends read our minds well, understand them and then only come to conclusions. And all conclusions are practical, not emotional.
Fights do happen, separation does happen, but they are treasures for us. We can’t stay poor without our treasure. Friendship is like our favorite food and we are crazy for it. We get trained automatically. This is the journey of life, where we meet and it’s awkward at first but slowly you get to know them. Its journey of life with high happiness, high expectation and also loss and suffering but it is unbearable without them. This is the journey of life, with huge success and huge failure but trying to get back is also huge. It’s fortunate enough to find someone like this.
Love is beautiful, friendship is better.