I am so sick of hearing the word “Millenial” to describe this vaguely defined generation of people who are apparently up next to run the world after all the crazy old people like Trump and Hillary are gone. There were “Baby Boomers” then there was “Generation X” and now The Millenials.
According to Wikipedia: “Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to around 2000.”
According to Urban Dictionary: Otherwise known as Generation Y, or the internet generation (iGen), Millenials are people born between the years of 1980 and 1995. Millenials are often “echo boomers” (their parents were part of the baby boom), and they are often extremely tech-savvy. Bob is born in 1990 and carries his iPod around everywhere he goes. He can fix your computer in a heartbeat and texts his friends all the time. Bob’s generation are known as the millenials. (Phil note to Urban Dictionary: Nobody uses an iPod anymore. That is so Gen X.)
According the The Phil Factor: “Millenials are anyone who saw the title of this post and without thought knew what the WTF meant and didn’t think it was edgy in the least. In fact, a true Millenial saw my title and probably snorted derisively and thought, “Ha, some stupid, old guy trying to look cool by using the oldest text acronym ever. Loser.” Although if they used the word acronym I’d be surprised. The difference between Gen X and the Millenials is that I’m blogging about 500-600 words and the Millenials communicate in 140 characters.
Yes, in that last paragraph I quoted myself and hyperlinked to my own blog, even though you’re already here. You know why? Because I’m a bad ass. All us Gen X’ers are. Ok, we’re not really. Us Gen X’ers are now the parents of the youngest Millenials. We’re the people the Millenials avoid on Facebook. Note to Millenials: If you’re still on Facebook, get the hell off of it. Nobody your age still does that.
Millenials, in all seriousness, the world is yours and it’s moving at the speed of wi-fi. You may look at it and say to yourselves, “What a mess the generation before us created!” Guess what Millenials? We said the same thing too. The more the world changes, the more is stays the same.
Millenials, read the next paragraph with the terror attacks of the past couple years in mind.
People are people, so why should it be that you and I get along so awfully? So we’re different colours and we’re different creeds and different people have different needs. It’s obvious you hate me though I’ve done nothing wrong.
I’ve never even met you so what could I have done. I can’t understand what makes a man hate another man (People are People, Depeche Mode, 1984)
You may or may not have the tune in your head, but that is your charge. Our generation ended the Cold War with the Russians and got Germany to take down a wall that divided a city and a country. We had terrorists too. Millenials, if you think our generation is irrelevant and obsolete, guess what? You got next. The world is yours. WTF are you gonna do?
If you’re a Millenial and you like what you read at #ThePhilFactor feel free to share to your Kik, Snapchat or Twitter. For all you old folks feel free to re-blog or share to Facebook. Have a great Saturday! ~Phil