People born in the early 1980s are now called ‘geriatric millennials’ and people feel old

Kate Plummer
Monday 17 May 2021 16:22
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A new term has been coined for older millennials and it’s making people feel ancient.

‘Geriatric millennials’ refers to people born between 1980 and 1985, meaning they are at the oldest 41.

Writing in a blog that has now gone viral, Erica Dhawan says of the term: “Geriatric millennials are a special micro-generation born in the early 1980s that are comfortable with both analog and digital forms of communication. They were the first generation to grow up with technology like a PC in their homes.

“If they were slightly older, they would have left college to work for a large corporate company and their career path would have been set in stone. On the other hand, if they were born a couple of years later, the window to create their company would have already passed them by. They make up some of the world’s leading CEOs including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg”.

She adds that geriatric millennials can teach younger millennials how to use the phone - something we apparently cannot do, and that they can teach older people how to use computers.

That all sounds very complimentary but people are not best pleased and took to Twitter to express their annoyance:

Soon, there will be a category for every year that someone is born. 1980-1 will be ‘super geriatric millennial’; 1994-5 ‘fetus millennial’. When will it end? Will it end? Who knows?

All we know is that none of us will be able to afford property as we will be eating too much avocado toast in our skinny jeans while using the boomerang setting on Instagram.

What a world.