Millennials are 40, and teenagers are wearing JNCOs. Is this a midlife crisis?
One of the great lines, Jessica!
"How did this happen? And where had I been when this transition into uncool began? Was I at the chiropractor?"
And one of the great essays.
Brought a lot of laughs this morning! Middle aged at 40something! Now you get to sit back and watch those yongins make asses of themselves while you can sit back in your comfortable clothes and shake your head. Getting older I find is pretty good! Hope you’re well. Love, Ann (aka Sara SM’s mom)
But wait -- did you buy anything on Madewell? And if so, what?
I'm eldest GenX and also lived both analog and digital, Blockbuster and Netflix, and the different ways of making playlists -- and I also can relate to the bitter pill of no longer being the young and special generation -- I definitely felt that way when I was young, knowing my people were now (were *then*) cooler than the boomers we still looked up to. Punk and new wave seemed so groundbreaking. Now I do have to go google JNCOs because I don't know what that is! Great essay!
Such an insightful funny piece. Gen X who were the first with desktop computers at work, also had to learn that there is always someone thinner and more digital right behind you.... :) The Alpha génération will catch up to and surpass Gen z faster than they think.
As I turn 41 this year I can totally relate. Such a great read! Crazy to think I'm middle aged and a grandma already ❤️
The trap in our culture is always to disparage the elders, overvalue one's youth.
I FEEL this so much!! What happened and when?
It’s still cool to me, just because I could relate. As long as one is trying to put everything together; one should deserve respect.
This is worth more than one time through. But who cares 😂? I'm surrounded by older boomers here in Japan, and too far away from harajuku
in Tokyo. This is something to wonder about... Our daughters and their new families have not yet reached such a happiness evaluation point . What? Maybe 10 more years?
Boomers: “we were the first cool generation”
Beatniks: “no WE were
Roaring 20s: “no we were”
Time marches on and history waits for no one
hilarious. not having kids is becoming mainstream. Do NOT tell Elon Musk, though. He'll go off...
Life’s a bitch and then you die. A boomer
Side parts are for the olds....
Wonderful article jess
Great article thank you
I may be a Zoomer, but my hair is parted to the side.