It is simple to get used to being “the youthful era.” I am positive that when Child Boomers transitioned from being younger hippie free thinkers to yuppie Reaganites, it felt bizarre to now not be the youngest era. Folks cared about disaffected Gen Xers for a short second within the 90s, however since then, Millennials have dominated the generational discourse. I keep in mind seeing a canopy of Time Journal hailing Millennials as “The Me Era,” claiming they have been uniquely obsessive about themselves. In hindsight, that could be a foolish evaluation contemplating how Boomers are equally obsessive about themselves.
Each single “older era” has had the identical critiques of the youthful era for hundreds of years: they declare they’re coddled and never as hard-working when that could not be farther from the reality. Fortunately for millennials, there is a new scapegoat on the town. “Gen Z” as a time period solely took off within the final 5 years, they usually’re now the superstars of the era dialog. Sadly, that leaves millennials with a startling new actuality: they’re now not “the youthful era.” Fortunately for millennials, pushing 40 doesn’t imply they can not nonetheless get pleasure from their favourite actions, like not shopping for a home due to avocado toast and scrolling by means of dank memes!