Gen Z gets a bad rap at times. Some of it is warranted, and some of it isn’t. Like generations before them, they receive flack for things they want to do differently.
However, in today’s climate, the loud minority of Gen Z seems to want to make it so that we can’t do certain things any longer. Here are ten things Gen Z won’t let us do anymore.
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Ignore Climate Change
This is an admirable change that Gen Z is trying to force. In an age where some people claim that climate change isn’t a thing when it’s cold in the winter months, Gen Z is almost forcefully making us not be apathetic about the environment.
This shouldn’t be a divisive issue, but in today’s political culture, it is.
Disregard Mental Health
For boomers and other generations, it was taboo to talk about mental health. You were expected to suffer silently, no matter the issue.
Gen Z won’t allow us to make insincere statements about mental health issues. And that’s something to be thankful for.
Comfort is great to have when choosing a wardrobe. However, for many Gen Zers, they want to push that boundary too far, to the point of going out in pajamas.
Regardless of the social setting, they think pajamas are acceptable. If you tell them to wear something a little less casual, it’s met with derision.
Spell Out Full Words
Saving time is great. When it’s done with laziness, it’s something different.
Gen Z seems to be ok using largely acronyms, even though a majority of people don’t know what is being said.
Stay Quiet About Salaries
Older generations once thought it was taboo to discuss money and salaries. This ignorance makes it difficult to know how to manage your finances and identify what you should be paid.
Recent studies reveal that nearly 60 percent of Gen Z supports only discussing salary. That’s a good thing and should be championed.
Use Single-Use Plastics
Single-use plastics are incredibly convenient. They’re also horrible for the environment.
Polls indicate at least three-quarters of Gen Z would pay more for more sustainable products. They also have no shame in forcing that on the rest of society either.
Avoid Work-Life Balance
We’re a society that has always taken pride in hard work. Hard work is great, but Gen Z wants us to have an actual work-life balance.
Their thought is life is short, so we need to experience it all. Working yourself to the bone doesn’t allow for that.
Ignore the Importance of Our Skin
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Gen Z wants us to remember that and be more active in protecting it versus just being out in the sun.
The American Academy of Dermatology bears this out with a recent poll showing over 50 percent of Gen Z wish they had done more to protect their skin when younger.
Not Having an Opinion About Everything
Gen Z has redefined what it means to have an opinion. They want you to have an opinion about everything. And it better aligns with what they think.
If it doesn’t, they’ll let you know about it or cancel you.
In a catch-all, Gen Z doesn’t want us to be negative about anything. This ranges the spectrum from words we choose to say to our opinions.
Some of that is good, but it’s much too far for others.
Phrases We Can’t Use Anymore, Thanks to Gen Z
Language changes over time. Add that to the increased sensitivity of Gen Z, and there are sayings we can’t use anymore. Here are 12 phrases that Gen Z has deemed need to go away.
14 Things Only Gen X Remembers
Gen X often gets forgotten between the fighting between boomers and Gen Z. But we’re still here. Here are 14 things only Gen X remembers with fondness.
10 Things Saying Farewell With Baby Boomers
We all cling to things, but sometimes they go away regardless of what we want. Here are ten things that are fading away with the boomers.
11 Most Evil People in the World Right Now
Not everyone wants to play nice with the rest of the world. In fact, they only look out for themselves and seek to destroy everything around them. Here are 11 of the most evil people in the world today.
Villains to Victors:10 People Who Were Eventually Proven Right
Not everyone is appreciated in their time. Eventually, they’re proven correct. Here are ten people who were vilified originally, only to be proven right in the long term.
I’m John Schmoll, a former stockbroker, MBA-grad, published finance writer, and founder of Frugal Rules.
As a veteran of the financial services industry, I’ve worked as a mutual fund administrator, banker, and stockbroker and was Series 7 and 63-licensed, but I left all that behind in 2012 to help people learn how to manage their money.
My goal is to help you gain the knowledge you need to become financially independent with personally-tested financial tools and money-saving solutions.