Don’t quite know what that means? Its not some mumbo jumbo but IMHO a really thought provoking terminology, coined I daresay for the youth , by the youth.
Simply put, it is the period between ages 21-29, when yougsters are reacting to the bombardment of information of newer choices and are enjoying the ‘thinking out of the box ‘ syndrome.
They are questining set patterns, rebelling against not only abiding by those but at the same time wanting to re-define goals, achievement, success and purposeful life, all in one go.
Life is no longer a chalked out course of degree, career, money, marriage, kids, domesticity and so on. It is about, delaying responsibility, to perhaps go paragliding, or a career in moutaineering, be a musician. In other words the urge to take risks, in order to chase what will translate to happiness and fulfillment.
Refreshing I would say. Very Nice. The fact is that the present generation, let us assume,a small proportion as of now, has tasted financial independence at an earlier period in their lives, by the age of 25, thanks to BPOs and other such avenues. Add to this the exposure to a global culture cutting across boundaries of nations and ethnicities, freedom therefore is a right to be exercised in the choice of ones way of life , to begin with.
How contagious this trend will get, only time will tell. As of now, however what is apparent is that awareness is growing ,resulting in a breaking free from the old value system. Choices are being exercised and goals radically differnt from the previous generation being pursued. Whether this will lead to fulfillment or disillusionment will depend on the fine balance between sanity and rebellion, difficult to achieve but presenly attractive to our youth. Slippery slope undoubtedly,but who said life is easy!