Anx­i­eties our par­ents never had to worry about 2Mil­len­nial 5Fear

Break out this list the next time you hear, “When I was your age…”.

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1‘Ba­sic’ shame

The fear of be­ing shamed for your love of pump­kin spice lat­tes, the feel­ing of sheep­skin Ugg boots on your feet, and your de­vo­tion to ce­ramic hair straight­en­ers. Ba­si­cally, ev­ery­thing that makes you feel warm and fuzzy in­side.

iden­tity cri­sis

Your o ce doesn’t have ta­ble ten­nis, you don’t free­lance on the side, and you don’t prac­tise med­i­ta­tion or yoga with your co-work­ers at lunch. What kind of hip mil­len­nial are you?


‘strug­gle is real’ strug­gle Is your strug­gle real enough? Does your strug­gle make you sound priv­i­leged? When does flaunt­ing your first world prob­lems stop be­ing funny and start be­ing just plain ob­nox­ious?

of so­cial me­dia fea­tures

It’s New Year’s Eve, and the ab­sence of a Braam­fontein lo­ca­tion tag is a sad re­minder that you’re at home eat­ing Chi­nese take­aways with that pi­geon that fre­quents your win­dowsill.

6Tin­der trep­i­da­tion

Do your matches know you pay over R100 a month for pre­mium sub­scrip­tion? Will repet­i­tive left-swip­ing cause ten­dini­tis? Is any­body else con­cerned that the mil­lions of men on Tin­der don’t seem to be enough?

7TheCara com­plex

You and your tweez­ers were once friends, but now you’re hav­ing trou­ble with grow­ing out what you’re sure could be big, gor­geous brows like Cara Delev­ingne.


To­day it’s the Mas­ter Cleanse detox and yes­ter­day it was all about the Pa­leo Diet. The world of health is over­whelm­ing for a girl who only just learnt that cho­co­late-cov­ered raisins are not su­per­foods.

9Squad anx­i­ety

You were clearly not part of the 0.01% of celebri­ties in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in Tay­lor Swift’s ‘The 1989 World Tour’, and ev­ery time you and your friends posed for a group photo, you looked like a wait­ress at a road­side fast-food restau­rant. Ex­cuse me while I go catch up on 10 sea­sons of Friends – by my­self.

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