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Millennials on Reddit Share the Middle-Age S$!^ They Do Now

"Had a riveting conversation with some friends about the best office chairs for lumbar support."

Millennials were once society’s tastemakers, but Father Time remains undefeated. As the majority of members of this generation leave their 20s firmly in the rearview mirror, many are finding they now have more in common with their parents than with a 20-year-old.

To commemorate officially journeying out of youth and into adulthood, one Redditor, u/naxxfish, asked the platform: “What was the most middle-aged thing you caught yourself saying lately?” The answers are at once both hilarious and also a little bit sad.

Of course, the biggest shift you face as you get older is your body not being able to handle what it used to, and so it’s not surprising that a lot of the most popular answers were about millennials admitting they are too damn tired to live like they used to.

“No, I’m okay. It just takes my back a little while to loosen up in the morning,” wrote u/tenpiecelips, who received more than 17,000 upvotes. Another popular response was someone cutting back on alcohol — not because they had a drinking problem — but because they found booze made them too sleepy.

Another major shift in getting older is finding that things that once bored you are now suddenly exciting and that can even include thorough discussions about office chairs.

“Had a riveting conversation with some friends about the best office chairs for lumbar support,” wrote u/TopMacaroon. u/CoconutSunshine- said, “‘They just don’t make them like they used to’ them being good wood dressers.” Too true! Another note, from u/Mr_Candlestick: “While at home depot: ‘oh yeah that’s some good lumber.'” We’re boring now!

And finally, nothing makes you feel old more than being around people who are young and discovering they seem like children to you, which is why several millennial users admitted to referring to adults in their early 20s as “kids” and even “kiddo.”

If you are a millennial and reading this, don’t be sad that your moment of cultural relevance is over, just be happy it happened. After all, the sooner you embrace the simple pleasures of growing old, the sooner you can stop pretending to understand what TikTok is all about and finally get an office chair that doesn’t destroy your back.