Getting old is something none of us look forward to. Unfortunately, like the crashing of sea waves and the rising of the sun, there’s nothing we can do about it.
And every single day, something or someone reminds us we’re getting old, and we can’t help but feel sad, helpless and melancholic.
As we age and the younger generation takes control, it’s quite awkward, or sometimes frustrating, to let go and cope with the fact that you’re probably the second best.
While the discussion between Millennials (people from Generation Y, born between 1981 and 1996) and baby boomers seemed to be never-ending, a newer generation has appeared, and it seems to be ruling the world.
The pled generation claims Millenials are ruining our economy and the world at large, accusing them of being the culprit for any minor inconvenience they stumble upon during the difficult period of growing up.
Meanwhile, this new, fresher ‘generation z’ or ‘Genz,’ that includes people born from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s is making everyone feel so old.
Though Millenials aren’t that old, as of now, (the oldest are around 39 to 41 years of age), they’re starting to feel like ancestors in the face of these youngsters.
Members of Generation Z are truly digital and technology natives as they’ve been exposed to the internet, social media and mobile system from their earliest childhoods.
This generation is also comfortable with cross-referencing and collecting information and integrating virtual and offline experiences.
This hypercognitive generation is considered to be always searching for the truth, whether the personal or communal form and, in turn, generating greater freedom of expression and openness to understand all kinds of people.
Generation Z is seen to be more entrepreneurial than Millennials.
According to Gen Z marketing strategist, Deep Patel, “the newly developing high tech and highly networked world has resulted in an entire generation thinking and acting more entrepreneurially.”
And many Millennials have recently admitted feeling over 38 million years older on social media, as the members of the Gen Z can’t relate to lots of items their predecessors knew and used.
Millennials started sharing photos of some of the objects and items from their time on Twitter, and surprisingly, many members of Generation Z had no clue what any of those things are.
Now, I might understand it if we were talking about the advanced technology that looks so complex from the outset or things that have an ‘I was made in the 1950s’ appearance on them.
But we’re talking about things like pencil sharpeners and winding handles for car windows. We’re talking about cassette tapes and the like.
Well, times have changed so much, so it’s OK to feel a bit old, Millennials, as you already are.