The Holy Grail
July 09, 2012 @ 00:00 am
We are a rather empowered generation, or at least, we claim to be. We easily discard rules of the yore and constantly make new traditions. We are the masters of our destiny and we'd like to believe that we can't touched by consequences.
Young adults, as a blanket generalization, have no clue about what life has in store for them. This generation is in such a hurry to age that the process of actually growing up is stunted. For many, taking major decision is such a frivolous process that being impulsive seems like an understatement. They despise the sing song of their conscience, they live the life of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. It’s about making a statement; it’s about being crossing the line without a whiff of smoke, without a trace.
Sex, the realization of physical power, is of paramount importance. Every teenager worth is salt, wants to claim to have achieved the first milestone in adulthood. For every boy, it is about proving to his peers that he is now a man. For every girl, again as a blanket generalization, it is about that grand gesture; the proclamation of big love. Losing one’s virginity is a momentous event in a youngster’s life, if with the right person; it can leave lasting impressions of love and intimacy but what if you are marred by a horrific incident instead?
The walls of the world are closing in on us, quick and fast. Everyone is privy to everyone else’s private lives. We are all voyeurs. We prey on the slip ups of people around us, we are deeply flawed. At the risk of sounding pessimistic, who are we to trust in these times? The person who grants us our regular supply of coffee dates and late night sappy conversations or just ourselves? Do we really revise our decisions to figure who we can and cannot bestow our trust on? At an age where speed is valued above all else, intimacy and trust are easily breached. There have been several instances, in the recent past, where the trust of the young and naïve has been broken with unforeseeable, often drastic consequences.
In an age of open sexuality and open internet, where MMS define lives, losing one’s virginity becomes a daunting event, especially when misused by the person in whom trust was placed. These issues are difficult to deal with or even talk about but they happen and ever so often. Vodafone MTV Rush, a brilliant television offering, deals with this issue, in all its entirety. There is no sugar coating, there might be no happy ending, it might be difficult to watch but it is true and it is RAW.
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