Explaining Gen Z

Photo by Apptus.

Photo by Apptus.

When you think of Gen Z, you may think of memes or their strange lingo. Gen Z or ”zoomers” is anyone who was born in the 1990s-2010s.

Many millennials, like my mom, try to mimic Gen Z lingo to try to look cool, but they are already pretty cool. Millennials lived through two of the best decades:the 80’s-the ’90s. But, nevertheless, they think Gen Z talk like people on TikTok. TikTok is used by teens and adults who think it is the guide to Gen Z… Well, it is not. 

Now on to video games. Many people that are not Gen Z don’t really understand them, back then there were mostly campaigns like Call of Duty, where you could pause and leave for hours on end.  Most people play online shooters like Fortnite, Apex Legends and Warzone. Because the games are online, players are unable to pause them. 

One of the largest advancements since Millennial times is the smartphone. The smartphone could do anything a P.C. could do in the 80s, but better. There are many reasons they are good, but I do admit there are some downsides. Millennials and Gen X like to blame every problem on “that gosh dang phone,” but that is extremely incorrect.  A phone is essential for any teen. It may not need to be an iPhone 14; you could get them any kind of smartphone. 

Before you say anything, we don’t say “cap” about everything or “bussin,” that is just a stereotype for Gen Z. Like saying every Millennial is a Harry Potter fan, or an adult Disney fan, or a movie nerd or a Star Wars nerd. To really say anything, Gen Z is just the modern version of a millennial because we are enduring the same stuff that they endured in the 80s and 90s. The next time you talk to anyone who is a part of Gen Z,  don’t try to mimic their lingo.

Moral of the story is, don’t say the things you hear on Tik Tok. You can’t pause an online game, and don’t get your kids the newest iPhone.