Someone’s got to do it. In this case, it was her cousin who informed her that she was old due to the fact she was born in the last century.
So, here’s a girl who was born in the ‘90s who was wearing her birth year like an amulet. Sadly being proud of being a 90s baby is passé if gen Zers are to be believed. (Requisite sad face pouring tears emoji.)
Retro Doesn't Mean New
When a gen Zer sees something fresh on the internet, they think it is a brand-new thing. If old styles lay on new shelves, gen Z assumes that it is a cutting-edge look straight off the “cool” train. This person was responding to the Reddit request for over-30s to vent about annoying things gen Z does.
She said that they act like the things they wear or like are avant-garde, or something. Her coworker, who had never heard of ‘80s fashion trends, was decked out in a total eighties look, insisting it was a new fashion.
Once looked up to for being cool, millennials have witnessed it slowly get ripped away. They see indications online in social media, but even when they leave the media sphere, they’ve been learning they must move over for the younger gen.
This person was at a dance club when she realized she wasn’t really invited. On that evening she heard where the cool was at. And it wasn’t with her gen, it was with the 2000s babies.
One person, sniggering about gen Z and their propensity to think they invented decades-old trends, talked about how absurd it all is.
*Discovering* butterfly hair clips? Thinking people need *instructions* on how to use them? Thinking *you* are the right person for the job? Just no. No to all of these. Another Redditor commented saying the younger gen will mix blue and yellow together and proclaim they invented a new color. “Blellow!”
A Different Perspective
This guy doesn’t seem to mind the younger gen making fun of millennials for owning VHS tapes or watching shows on TV during the pre-Netflix era, long before the streaming revolution commenced.
He empathized instead, making the point that gen Z missed out on the experience of viewing TV with commercial breaks. How could they understand the “high stakes adrenaline” rush, as he says it, getting back to the couch before the show came back on?