“Elder millennial (1981) here; of course, we are sliding into cultural irrelevance! And that’s good!!! Each generation is going to find new and exciting ways to dress, create, and consume art, make culture. Enjoying the culture of younger generations and watching them enjoy our contributions is fantastic, but I do not have the reins of culture, nor do I want them!
Personally, I was always the awkward, geeky kid, and it has been fantastic watching all the things I have always loved have their moments in the cultural zeitgeist. But sooner rather than later, they will be passé, and something else will be cool. I’m not going to chase that thing, and I’m not going to be sad my thing is over. I’ll just keep being me and being a fan of the youths.”