Boomers may spend their days frothing at the mouth over the latest moral outrage committed by millennials (while completely forgetting about Generation-X) but the truth is worrying about millennials is old hat. There’s a new kid on the block ready to soak up all that concern like a dollar store sponge: And that kid is Gen-Z.
These 16-25 year-old Zoomers are a generation that came of age during a time of great economic uncertainty and it’s made them an angsty bunch.
Some have become very serious by necessity, while others have retreated into the emotional safety of whimsy and nostalgia for times they never knew. They’re a colorful and creative cohort and, as with any generation comprising millions of people, there are contradictions and contrasts aplenty.
Here are 21 tweets that sum up the reality of Generation-Z.
there is no such thing as a “cool” 24 year old. there are 24 year olds who act like weird teenagers and 24 year olds who like, work at the bank. that’s it, there is no in between.
— Dana Donnelly (@danadonly) December 27, 2019
this is the generation of looking 14 but actually being 22
— $xD (@amadijuana) January 5, 2019
“Enjoy your twenties! Travel! Try new restaurants! Experience new things! pic.twitter.com/FHldvOaGkX
— bemadi$on (@bemadis0n) September 25, 2018
my 20s as movie franchise
21: The Disappointment & The Anxiety
22: 2 Disappointed 2 Anxious
23: The Disappoinment & The Anxiety: Tokyo Drift
— Gabby Noone (@twelveoclocke) September 25, 2017
Being in your early 20s is all about waking up gasping for air at 8am, rolling out of bed, having a quick cry in the shower before heading into your 9-5 job at a start up that spent more money on the basketball hoop than your annual salary
— Aol.com (@lukasbattle) January 6, 2020
I have friends getting married and having babies and I have friends making slushees out of pedialyte and vodka before 4pm. Idk what end of the spectrum I fall under but I do know being 23 is a very confusing age.
— lil arab (@sweatyhairy) April 29, 2019