Let’s talk about the circumstances that surround a typical Indian household. Often, petty fights snowball and sensitive topics are brushed under the rug. There comes a point when you need to contemplate, to what extent is this healthy?
In every blog I write, I talk about traits that need to be passed on by millennials to the next generation. I do this in the hope of protecting our progeny from blindly accepting the truth as presented to them, and following a path created out of their own discretion. However, in order to do that, we as millennials must unbound them from the foes of our culture so their minds can be free to think the way they want. In this blog, I urge my fellow millennials to create an environment where our children are free to speak their mind, are allowed to have their own opinion and feel worthy of and comfortable with disagreements and confrontations.
In a country where anxiety induced by overthinking is at its peak, we need to identify ways to outlet the negative energy built up inside. And believe me, you can talk to your friends and colleagues all you want however those conversations will never appease you as much a heart-to-heart conversation with your family. All you need is to not turn a blind eye to sensitive dialogues only because you hate confrontation. An environment of open conversation is a healthy one.
This ties back to one of my previous blogs – “The Guild of Irreverence”. As we grow older and hopefully wiser, our beliefs mold as per our experiences and more often than not, these experiences differ from that of our elders and in turn, so do their beliefs. Voicing these beliefs when life decisions have to be made is critical and sometimes imperative. At this time, it is important we put that “guilt of irreverence” on the back burner and stand up for what we believe in.
Not all battles are important to be chosen, however, there are some that need attention for your own mental wellbeing. Pick the right battles and don’t brush them under the rug.