Exactly. The problem is media outlets using the title “Millennial” specifically for clickbait.
References to buying cars, houses, having children, not buying health insurance etc. is meant to refer to young adults burgeoning into today’s economy. People generally from 20-26. —and this is the reason why using the millennial title, or any generation title, is silly.
A GenY who is 24 should be saving for a house, but a GenY who is 33 should already own or be close to owning a house. So it’s not appropriate to use “millennial” as a general term to refer to both.
Our generation will never be able to afford a house haha
@Spartan Adlai, speak for yourself, I bought a home for 55,000, but also, I wasn't looking for the biggest house, mine is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house in the country on 1.3 acres. Got the mortgage about 3 years ago when I was 24
@nismo, gees, you got lucky on the price. I got my mortgage for 107k on a condo in a growing area. (Close to major parts of the city area too, so good possibility it will grow in value). Course I considered myself lucky cause I had an aunt and uncle who owned the condo who wanted to sell. Buying from them directly cut fees for both of us on the middleman realtor.
No way that is right, I was born in 1982 and I am not a millennial
@benderama, you sure are! Welcome to the club!
@A Blunt Object, nope not a millennial
@benderama, sure you are, denial is the first step.
@A Blunt Object, no I’m Generation Y, sorry
@benderama, that’s the same thing, just rebranded.
@A Blunt Object, not the same, millennials are the generation after me, the kids born in the 90s
@A Blunt Object, Due to birth-year overlap between definitions of Generation X and Millennials some individuals born in the late 1970s and early 1980s see themselves as being "between" the two generations. Names given to those born in the Generation X and Millennial cusp years include Xennials, Generation Catalano, and the Oregon Trail Generation
@benderama, nah it’s 81-96 most places I look. It started with folks that were graduating high school on or near the millennium and took off from there. Gen Z ended it in 97.
@benderama, but all kidding aside if you self identify as gen y have at it. I don’t judge.
@benderama, I’m of a similar mindset. I tend to see generation years through the lens of events. What event defined the culture of the Boomers, being born right after WWII. The problem now is that so much shjt has gone down in the past decades that it’s hard to find a benchmark. I feel that 9/11 is the benchmark. I think that Gen Y are the last ones who grew up as children before 9/11 so 70s, 80s, that kinda thing. I think Millenials are the first generation to grow up in a post 9/11 world, not ones who exactly remember the event but rather had to grow up in its aftermath(as such I regard myself as Millenial, being born in 99). I think Gen Z are the most recent kids, the ones who are the first to grow up in a fully connected world with a fully developed and widespread internet. These things severely change the general psychology of these generations. I know the gaps seem really, really small, but that seems like a logical conclusion to me given that the timespan between world changing
@TheRatMan, events has gotten smaller and smaller with the rapid development of technology.
@benderama, A Blunt Object is mostly right. In the past when I've looked this up, most places either use the term millennial or Gen y to define roughly the same age range...never both. However, just because you fall in that generation range, does not mean that the traits common for that generation necessarily apply to you.
My old boss (who was Gen x, and very much acted like Gen x) told me about a former coworker who was a few years younger than him, but her personality was very much a baby boomer.
@benderama, down voting a day later is the true sign of a millennial. 😬
@A Blunt Object, I just haven’t checked my phone since yesterday
@benderama, no worries, be proud of your millennialness! No need for negativity.
@benderama, 1981 here, and I dont consider myself a “millenial”. I always considered myself “gen x”, I guess because I had a lot of role models from that generation. Today, I own a house, all my student loans are paid off, and I’m married with children. So I dont fit the the stereotypical millenial-mold. However, if society wants to call me a millenial...whatever *shrugs shoulders*
I grew up on: Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, The Foo Fighters, Sublime, Wayne’s World, and Pulp Fiction. He-man, Mr Rogers, and Saturday morning cartoons.
@benderama, have another one to downvote on me, you crazy millennial!
Get off my lawn!!
I love how millennial seems like an insult to some of those in that group, it’s a little bit hilarious...
Born in 83 here. I wouldn’t classify myself as a millennial since I have held the same job for the past 13 years, am married for the same years, 3 kids, am a homeowner, practically debt free, and am not a whiny socialist sympathizer.
That's literary the price of a car. Did you buy your home in Detroit?
I’ll take it!
The term millennial wont stop expanding. It wasn't even used when I was in school, at my first job it was the next generation, and now it encompasses several generations including my own which makes no sense.
@Dephenistrator, typical millennial, not understanding how generations work...
@A Blunt Object, at least I know how a cell phone works
@Dephenistrator, a “cell phone” you say sonny. Is that the doohickey I’m using with this here application on it?
@A Blunt Object, i was talking to the arrogant generation before me that can't stroke their own egos enough because their penis doesn't work anymore when they stroke that
@Dephenistrator, all generations are arrogant about the ones that come next. Just like all new generations think they’re going to save the world from the last one.
World keeps on spinning though...
PS they have pills for that now...
@A Blunt Object, people don't age gracefully. They could but choose not to. Most people are stupid, and they remain stupid all the way through old age, while getting senile and/or mentally slower. The world keeps spinning because the next generation does fix the lasts problems. If less old people were trashy they could be constructive and work with or teach the next generation. Instead you get old people with extreme resent to anything not from their time, people or tech. We had people make laws about announcing the first horseless carriage days in advance from bringing it into town, tv was shunned, school teachers in my time shunned online sources of any kind when they should have learned how to use it to teach us that overwhelmingly valuable skill. They choose not to for petty and selfish reasons. There are a few I respect as an elder, that don't act like they are better just because of their age like a 6th grader over a fifth grader. That's how I strive to age.
@Dephenistrator, well you’re not doing a great job at your goal currently.
@A Blunt Object, your not someone who I take advice from.
@Dephenistrator, Millennials may be the ones that get blamed or made fun for a lot of silly things now. But remember it’s generation X and earlier who are the reason why America is the way it is now. They’re also the ones who are so incompetently running the Government they cant figure out how to fix the problems they created.
@Dephenistrator, I was born in 82. I dont consider myself in the millennials group. However I’m also under no illusion that the newest generations are the only ones that did dumb things. The older generation just doesn’t want to admit (or just can’t remember due to their advanced age) all the dumb sh!things they did as kids. The difference now is. Its easier to record it on video.
But a lot of older people don’t think of that. Either from degrading memory, lack of knowledge and inability to keep up with current tech, or just from being senile and angry all the time.
Keep in mind. Gen X had to be told not to sniff markers or glue. So yeah, the newest generation weren’t the only ones doing dumb things.
I suppose my point is. The blame millennials joke just isn’t funny anymore. Its run its course.
@Seohn, omg. Exactly. That's also why the whole Florida man thing exists, they have more laws requiring crimes to be public record and access
@Dephenistrator, obviously, that’s why you’re not doing well with your goal!