Oldest Millennials Are Turning 40 This Year
We can only imagine how Millenials are feeling about turning 40 this year!
Millennials are born between 1981 and 1996, and the oldest of them will officially be four decades old in 2021.
People were reminded of this after the release of an article that looked into the fact that 59% of older Millenials are now homeowners, as per CNBC. This goes contrary to mainstream belief that most of them are still renting or living with their parents.
I'm kind of obsessed w/ @CNBCMakeIt launching a 'Middle-Aged Millennials' series
Now I can hopefully skip the part of my talks where I explain that millennials are actually seasoned professionals and often parents, not teenagers. https://t.co/CFnjashnQJ
— Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez (@stefanieoconnel) March 30, 2021
Many have since taken to social media to give their two cents on the fact that some Millenials will turn 40 very soon.
One person said on Twitter:
“I just saw an article about millennials starting to turn 40. I’m *technically* a millennial, I’m at the very end of that spectrum, and I’m not even 25 yet. I feel like that is such a huge difference in life experience. Anyway, do not relate to turning 40.”
Another person wrote:
“This makes me feel so old when millennials are turning 40,’ while someone else said, ‘Is it really true that the first Millennials are turning 40 this year? How is that possible?”
“Just a reminder: This year, in 2021, millennials are between the ages of 25-40, with the oldest of Gen Z turning 25. We are not kids; we are demanding respect and having our heard. Stop treating us as such.”
We, millennials, walked so Gen Z could run. pic.twitter.com/eY67qKhbBg
— strawsdaboss (@strawsdaboss) April 2, 2021
And while 59% of older Millenials have become homeowners, the survey found that this was incredibly difficult to achieve, and many of them were helped by their families to make that dream come true.
For the first time on record, a majority of U.S. adults do not belong to a church, synagogue, or mosque. Reports say that each new generation is less religious than the last, while the drop-off between Gen X and millennials is especially sharp https://t.co/0gp8CG6g6t
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) April 3, 2021
Sadly, the Millennial generation also marked the beginning of a drop in marriages around the world.
A Pew Research Center study found that 59% of people aged 18 to 29 were married by 1960, and by the year 2011 that number had fallen down to 20%. Some people blame today’s hookup culture, the decline of morality, as well as the negative effect of technology. Others have blamed modern-day feminism, explaining that the greater number of opportunities available to today’s women give them the freedom to choose whether or not they would like to be married – a choice that may not have been available so readily for previous generations. Yet, others blame the bad state of the economy, a lack of faithful partners, and a growing sense of cynicism worldwide.
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) April 3, 2021
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