Each generation has its time to set trends, and Millennials are no different. Some trends become part of our cultural heritage, while others sail into the moonlight as the generation ages.
Here, Millennials share the trends they created that they think will fade.
Secret passages have always held allure but are usually limited to giant mansions. Millennials build secret rooms in their suburban homes, but we aren’t sure future generations will love them as much as we do.
Millennial fashion relies on layers. We wear tanks under long-sleeved shirts under short-sleeved shirts under jackets.
Casual dining is out; fast casual is in! At least, according to Millennials, who prefer to grab a bite at places like Chipotle and Cava. Unfortunately, inflation is pricing lots of folks out of these dining options.
Millennials take gorgeous hardwood cabinets and paint them in bright, gaudy colors. Future generations will cringe at the destruction.
Does the Millennial generation have any flair? You wouldn’t think so if you stepped into their homes, which are covered with drab neutral paints and lack personality.
Updating it All
Millennials buy gorgeous old homes, then rip everything out to “modernize” them. What’s the point of purchasing a historical house if you’re going to destroy all the history?
Quirky Baby Names
People who see children as accessories sentence them to a lifetime of misery with “quirky” names that are impossible to spell. Kids with these horrible names will probably name their own children something easy like “John” and “Beth.”
Does anyone actually sing anymore? Autotune hit the markets while Millenials were in high school, and the fake music is so ubiquitous we can barely recognize it anymore. Future generations will want authenticity.
Millennials who don’t do drab opted for the farmhouse look, decorating everything with chickens, hay, and barnyard doors.
Posting Pictures of Children
The Millennial generation pioneered the internet. The newness meant they didn’t consider the long-term effects of some of their online behaviors, like posting pictures of their children everywhere. Younger generations who grow up without privacy will probably value privacy more.
Millennials helped shine a spotlight on mental health issues, but they overdid it with all the self-diagnosis. People who’ve never seen a doctor claim they have ADHD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, and a whole host of other medical conditions.
Hopefully, healthcare will become more affordable, and people who think they may have a condition can actually see a doctor for help.
Millennials are obsessed with their pets to an unhealthy degree. Dogs don’t need to accompany us everywhere. They don’t need therapists and daycare. Let’s hope younger generations bring common sense back to pet ownership.
Despite all the pressure to procreate, it’s perfectly valid not to want kids. Millennials and younger generations are opting out of parenthood at record rates.
Here are their top reasons for not wanting kids.
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Millennials on the Rampage – Here’s What’s Next on the Generation’s Chopping Block
Millennials are renowned for destroying entire industries. Here’s what they’ll kill next if they have their way.
Boomer Wisdom Millennials Realized Was Right
Millennials scoffed when their Boomer parents tried to impart their knowledge, but as they grew older, they realized perhaps the old man was right. Here are Boomer words of wisdom Millennials wish they had taken to heart.
Are Millennials Killing Housekeeping?
Millennials don’t keep as clean a house as their parents. Here’s why Millennials don’t care about housekeeping.