On this day where we celebrate kindness by wishing and receiving blessings, family love, I think of the youngest members and the new trend that has emerged when it comes to relationships in couples.
In the era of technology and social networks, love among young people has taken an unexpected turn. It's a delicate dance, a mix of showing interest while maintaining distance, a strategy that seems to govern contemporary relationships.
"I will show a little, I will demand a lot, I will be intense," the modern youth tells themselves. This philosophy reflects a trend towards intense but fleeting love, where total commitment is a rare currency. Many young people seek to feel deeply but without the burden of permanence.
In this game of love, not responding to messages immediately has become a common tactic. "I will respond in five hours," not because I'm busy, but because I don't want to seem too interested. Behind this behavior hide fears: the fear of commitment, the fear of being vulnerable, or simply an act of selfishness.
The phrase "I don't want anything serious at first" is another mantra of this generation. They seek to explore, to meet various people before deciding. However, this freedom sometimes becomes a trap, where the inability to commit is disguised as a desire to 'see options'.
Deep down, this attitude may be a response to a negative assumption about relationships: that they are all doomed to fail, that commitment is synonymous with loss of freedom. This leads many to adopt a posture of self-protection, avoiding emotional involvement.
Thus, modern love among young people becomes a balancing game between the desire for connection and the fear of commitment, a dance between selfishness and the need for love, all framed in a context of uncertainty and constant change.