Written by Jacob Ibrag
Grandpa went on about how things were a lot easier
it terms of choice when he was my age, that we have too much
of it today. It’s hard to commit to anything when options seem endless.
We’d start things and drop them the minute they’d get a bit tougher. On to
the next one type of mentality. Dating is cheapened by swiping left or right
on lifeless applications replacing the possibility of serendipity. ‘People used
to fall in love with each others voices,’ he’d try to explain. Sometimes I want
to dive into his mind to relive some of those ‘good all days.’ Reality is that
there’s no going back. Emoji’s are the new bouquet of flowers we send ‘just
because.’ ‘Your generation has it backwards, complication is the crux of it all.
Embrace the constant struggle between the mind and the heart. Nothing
will ever replace moments like the rain sheltering you and the girl you
just met while waiting for the train, sharing a tiny umbrella while
wrestling the knot in your throat to finally ask for her name.’