Anxieties our parents never had to worry about 2Millennial 5Fear
Break out this list the next time you hear, “When I was your age…”.
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.
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?
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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.
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?
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.
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.