Living together with family and sharing happiness and sorrows together are known as the traditional Indian cultural. From centuries, India is known as a land of culture and tradition where families have shared a very strong, unbreakable and special bonds with each other. But in Today's present scenario this traditional and unbreakable families bond have shaken up. The 'Gen Z' and younger generation people who are making their career and are in their adulthood are distancing themselves from their families. They are becoming selfish and are separating themselves from their loved ones, it's been observed that they are rarely bonding with their families. The main reason for this gap between Gen Z and their families are occurring because most of the people are not not able to handle the balance between persoanl space and families, there a is huge gap in thinking process and beliefs, it is seen that today's people prefer privacy and they thrive to achieve things without their family's support or rather you can say interference. Gen Z's are highly competitive and are very ambitious and to achieve their goal they tend to leave their families behind and they go on the solo ride.
This change in behaviour of Gen Z has been very evident and people have observed it. Nowdays, rarely Bollywood movies are made where they show typical Indian families like in movies Hum Sath Sath Hai and Hum Aapke Hai Kaun where entire family use to sit and watch the movie. After, a long time, Vijay Krishna came with Bollywood family movie, "The Great Indian Family" starring Vicky Kaushal and Manushi Chillar in the lead. The film talks about " Inclusivity within diversity" and excellently represents Indian family and its a typical family drama movie. During the movie promotion, Vicky Kaushal got into candid chat with Pop Diaries, where he was asked about, how Gen Z are distancing themselves from their families to achieve their goal and Vicky very beautifully gave reply and had very beautiful thought on it.
He said, "For me they are my roots, like yeh pedh hai jisme jitne bhi patiya lag jaye aya phool lag jaye, ya phal jab root nahi hai yeh pedh khara bhi nahi ho payega ( its like i am a tree and even if its has numbers of leaves,flowers and fruits its cannot even stand without the root)". He further, explains that for him his family is everything it his foundation and roots and whatever good is their in him is beacuse of his family and for his peace of mind his families well-being is very important and that's the reason he is earning. He then very maturely explains the present scenario and says that this things happens with everybody, it has happen to you, me and everyone, that it's the matter of age, that when you are breaking out from your teen and going in 20's you are at that phase of life when you start questioning your roots, you want to explore the world out their, it has happened and it will happen" he even talked about the conflicts and disagrement that comes in family due this change in behaviour and thoughts and he shared that the togetherness of the family is always there as it is the essentials of Indian's indentity.
To all the Gen Z's out there who are unable to balance their families and personal spaces, this for you, it's normal to feel this way. You are at the age of your life where layers of emotions runs through you as you are dealing with many things in your life. It is important for you to commincate and understand your family as they are your well-wishers and comfort. It will help you fill those gaps between you and them and you will come at a peace of mind. The conflicts that you are having today will strengthen your relation with your family. Togetherness with your families and loved ones are your biggest strength in life
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