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.
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.