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Finding our own way

If we read through magazines and watch television today, we are convinced to believe that something is happening among the young people in Bhutan which is quite difficult for people like us to understand. Older generations have worked very hard to build a society that we have today but the offspring want very little materially out of it. And despite a secured political and economic freedom, there are clear signs that many of our younger population are not very happy about it. And parents and adults wonder why. The answer seemingly lies in widening generation gap in almost everything in everyday life. In fact news of drugs overdose and youth violence very often dominate our attention even if it sounds disturbing. But it has come. The difference between the generations in tastes, attitudes and habits has become a dividing factor. Adults prefer short hair, younger ones prefer long hair and sometimes with “mowark.” Generally adults enjoy soft and sweet music, younger ones want hard rock