Enough Of This Facade Say Pune’s Youth

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In a world rampant with white lies, the city’s youth demand change…

Today, we meet people who are vocal against exaggerated facades in society that prevent us from embracing honesty.

Conversing with millennials, we uncovered that the advent of social and the trend of ‘check-ins’ is giving rise to fake personas and lifestyles.

Shifa Meher who is 18 and a student shares her two cents on the subject. “My parents got me a Lhasa Apso pup for Christmas and I wanted to click, edit and post cute picture on Instagram and Facebook. But, the puppy was struggling and in no mood to pose.

I’d never really thought about it until my mother admonished me severely for spending the better part of two hours getting my dog to pose for the camera. That was when I realized ‘likes on a picture’ mattered more to me than my pup’s obvious discomfort.

“It is the same for pictures we post. All of them are edited, I’m projecting a façade and I don’t even know why.

Raveen Mishra believes it’s time we shed all diplomacy.

From ‘That dress looks great!’ to ‘I was really busy’, I think a lot of us don’t realize how much we really lie on a day to day basis. White lies they may be, but they are untruths indeed. Some honesty would be refreshing for a change!

Suren Shaikh agrees, adding, “I work in the field of graphic design. In the process of brand building we create logos and other designs for clients. People often hesitate to indicate preferences neither do they disagree with our initial suggestions. If they gave their honest opinion to begin with, we would have no problems.

Shireen Walia speaks of the need for honesty in friendships verging on relationships.

Being brutally honest can result in hurt feelings, but it also avoids unnecessary drama.

“If I happen to like a friend who didn’t reciprocate those feelings, I would rather he told me right off the bat. Sure it would hurt, but I would take the time to move on instead of being stuck with an eternal crush, until the friendship soured, thanks to ignoring me and hoping I would get the message.”



# The views expressed in this article are those of the individual respondents (names changed for reasons of privacy) and Pune365 does not necessarily subscribe to them.

Aditi Balsaver

Aditi Balsaver

A rapacious reader and animal lover, Aditi is a traveler on weekends and a writer at night..
Aditi Balsaver