If you were born between 1981 and 1996 you are considered a millennial, a part of Generation Y. There are a lot of stereotypes swirling around about millennials. Older generations say we are ruining the economy, as well as the world at large.
Baby boomers and Generation X often claim millennials are spoiled and entitled; raised without discipline.
We’ve been blamed for wasting all our money on avocado toast, and that’s the reason we can’t afford a house. Never mind the fact that real estate prices have ballooned in recent years while wages have remained largely the same.
Not only are millennials blamed for just about everything, but we are starting to feel ancient before our time thanks to how quickly technology is advancing these days.
Millennials are still relatively young, the oldest members are 38 years old, but we are already starting to feel old in comparison to the new generation of youths raised on smartphones and SnapChat.
Generation Z or “Genz” includes anyone born from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. That means they arrived too late in the game to know what it was like to use a bulky 3M floppy disk to store pictures and documents.
They never got a chance to enjoy a black and white Game Boy, let alone any Game Boy. Heck, they don’t even know that cell phones used to have a black and white screen and NO camera.
They don’t understand how much work goes into caring for a Tamagotchi (take it to the beach and it will die), and they certainly can’t understand the rush that comes with having more Beanie Babies than any of your friends.
Nope, instead, Generation Z babies were born into a far-more technologically advanced world with smartphones, digital cameras, plasma TVs, Xboxes, and itty-bitty external hard drives that can magically store far more material than a massive floppy disk.
So, when millennials started sharing pictures of pre-historic objects from our childhoods on Twitter, Generation Z kids were like what the heck is that? And now, we are feeling older than dirt.
1. Remember when you had to go and get your pictures developed from actual rolls of film? They didn’t just appear on your smartphone and computer…
Admit you’re old……Retweet if you know what this is pic.twitter.com/1kj8r7MpID
— Siobhán McHatton (@Alltheway80s) March 20, 2018
2. “A kid saw this and said, ‘oh, you 3D-printed the ‘Save’ icon.'”
In the "I'm getting old" department.., a kid saw this and said, "oh, you 3D-printed the 'Save' Icon." pic.twitter.com/rwgCpSjfDQ
— Bill Gross (@Bill_Gross) October 17, 2017
3. Remember when these were in every single classroom?
I actually asked for one for Christmas one year because I wanted to play school more realistically
i just asked my sister what this is, she said 'record player?' I WAS LAUGHIN TOO HARD SHE WAS YELLING "WHAT? WHAT IS IT? A TV?" yall im done https://t.co/AfpFdPEI62
— marina ? (@marinap_13) July 28, 2017
4. Nothing like popping in a good cassette tape
I still remember when the tape section started getting smaller and smaller at Target so that they could make more room for the CDs.
— Jordan Miller (@TheJordanMiller) July 9, 2018
5. The Discman was highly futuristic at one point in time
My 18 year old brother just asked me what this is pic.twitter.com/lan8Axo9xh
— the Sweatpants ninja (@NinjaSweatpants) June 25, 2014
6. Only the best video games ever made!
saniya just asked "what are these?" lol made me and @MajorTayIor feel old! pic.twitter.com/yc1PIQvscP
— d. ? (@dianaYe_) October 22, 2016
7. When sharpening your pencil required some muscle
— Gil_6:30 (@Gil_630) August 8, 2016
9. Okay, but seriously, do they really not make cars with manual roll up windows anymore?
Today, one of the kids I babysit asked me "what is this lever for" and I had to explain it rolls the windows up and down. Yes, I do feel old pic.twitter.com/huKMqR8EoH
— Stephanie Lentz (@StephanieLentz) June 19, 2017
10. I would never even think to ask this question…
11. Ya’ll… the dial tone is nearly dead
I can still hear it so clearly in my head!