The failing fate of relationships today


Our generation is kinda cool, right? We take every thing very lightly, be it culture, values or relationships. Getting attached to one person is just too mainstream these days. We are the latest generation. We don’t value feelings because everyone of us is heartbroken. We have lost the faith in love. But who is responsible for this? Obviously, we ourselves.

Why are relationships so hard today? Why do we fail at love every time despite trying so hard? Why have humans suddenly become so inept at making relationships last? Have we forgotten how to love? Or worse, forgotten what love is?

You know what, we are not at all ‘cool’ but rather a ‘scared’ generation. Scared of commitments. Of heartbreaks. We are scared of the sacrifices that love require. Of the efforts and time needed handle it all. We want everything easy. 


We just look for temporary happiness. We are not a generation which looks forward to a happy future. But a generation making present worth living. We are quitters. All we need is a single hurdle to crumble and give up. 

We don’t desire for a life partner anymore. We desire for a person to hang out with, have fun, drink and dance to the beats together. But we don’t want anyone to know the deepest secrets hidden inside our soul. Because we are afraid of being vulnerable.

Welcome to the “Hook up-break up” generation. Getting laid is the new getting drunk. Casual flings, dating, friends with benefits is the new trend. The classic love stories have lost their charm. There is no one amongst us who desires a Prince Charming now. It is a badass generation. 


But you know what? This generation is a faker! Everyone shows they are happy, but they are not. Every one is broken inside out. In the race for thrill and adventure, nobody sees the beauty of relationships, bonds and most importantly, love. 

We immerse ourselves in the inconsequentials of the city life, leaving no space for love. No time for love; no patience to deal with relationships. Thus, we’re busy people chasing materialistic dreams and there’s no scope for love. Relationships are nothing more than convenience. We want the emotional connectivity and the maturity in a relationship, even when we barely know a person. But we don’t have the patience to put efforts for the same. Hence, we are disappointed in everyone.

We are the generation of “wanderers”. We can’t stay with same people for long. We desire change. So we don’t want to settle down with one. We leave. 


We don’t value relationships anymore. We let go of the most wonderful people for ‘the other fishes in the sea.’ We don’t consider them sacred anymore.

There’s nothing we couldn’t conquer in this world, and yet, here we are ham-fisted at the game of love – the most basic of human instincts. Evolution, they call it.

And here I use “we” just to personify myself. Because I am no different. I am also part of this generation. Sad, but such is life!

-Lavisha Gera

Edited by Mrinaal Datt.

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