Table of contents:
- Home: skaters vs contortionists
- Work: young bosses vs eternal apprentices
- Relationships: pigeons vs bonobos
- Savings: stock market players vs bronze collectors
- Travel: vacationers vs adventurers
- Family: parents at all costs vs possible ones
More or less in their thirties and children of the 80s did not have an easy life compared to that of their parents: this is why they came out stronger (and more capable)
Call them in their thirties, children of the 80s or Millennials, but don't call them choosy, or big babies, because put to the test by all kinds of socio-economic difficulties they are above all survivors. And they are also coming out pretty well after all.
Of the positive economic wave ridden by the Baby Boomers (those born between '46 and '64), in fact, their children are left with only a pond of recession, from which they can at most hope to get out alive.
For the older generation it was practically taken for granted to have a more comfortable lifestyle than that of their family of origin; for the new one it is exactly the opposite.
On the other hand, today's twenties and thirties enjoy unprecedented opportunities, such as training and traveling at sustainable costs.
In short, in the space of a few decades, career, private life and aspirations have been completely upset.
And if in some respects the Millennials regret not having been born a little earlier, for others they would never trade with the Boomers.
Here are six key differences between Baby Boomers and Millennials, which have made the latter far better off than their parents.
Home: skaters vs contortionists
Young Boomers, after you have finished paying for the car, they were thinking about buying a house, often opting for housing solutions with a few more rooms in sight of children who may already have on site.
The lucky ones then, within a few years, even managed to buy a bigger house, in whose large rooms they practiced skating numbers. To buy!
The twenties and thirties of today, on the other hand, are located in share their own living space with more or less pleasant roommates.
Negative experiences in particular, push them to enroll in yoga and meditation courses to gain more tolerance, or, alternatively, lead them to work at workaholic rhythms to be able to afford a home on their own.
And if they live in large cities, they develop considerable contortion skills, which are indispensable for survival in environments with a rather limited size.
The result? Spirit of adaptation and optimization of money beyond the limit of the possible.
Work: young bosses vs eternal apprentices
The BB at thirty on average had already gained some work experience.
Thus, infected by the rising economic trend and with behind the security of a permanent contract, they began to climb the hierarchy with nonchalance, ensuring, among other things, even a more than decent pension.
The Millennials have learned to insert terms such as "reimbursement of expenses", "internship" and "occasional collaboration".
Given the speed with which they move from one job to another they have one unprecedented mental flexibility for previous generations and are so versatile that they can fill any role (always as apprentices).
When some Boomers remind them that they should think about securing a future as a retiree, they respond with a lighthearted one Carpe Diem, which is the only pension granted to him.
Relationships: pigeons vs bonobos
In the imagination of the Boomers find a companion for life, just like picks do, it was a pivotal moment of personal fulfillment.
Couples often formed between school desks, and then got married as soon as possible, prompting their parents' desire to become grandparents in record time.
Divorce witnesses and family conflicts comparable to civil wars, the Millennials, who have understood how the pigeon model does not always work, they tend to establish more fluid and indefinite romantic relationships.
They typically have a much higher number of relationships than their parents, and from bonobos, notoriously cooler animals than pigeons, they have learned not to fossilize on the same (wrong) partner.
The result is a personal self-realization that allows the young person to to demand happiness first of all from oneself.
Savings: stock market players vs bronze collectors
Strengthened by a certain social growth and at the same time mindful of the narrowness in which they had grown up, the BB allowed themselves some comfort and luxury, but never forgetting to set aside for any lean times.
The forms of savings were varied, we went from the brick, to the BTPs, passing through the purchase of shares on the stock exchange, the value of which was strictly controlled through psychedelic colored teletext.
Young contemporary adults, often reminded of the need not to spend all they earn, far from being able to invest in real estate and the like, focus on goods such as shoes, make-up and technology.
Their only form of saving is often the accumulation of coins of 1, 2 and 5 cents inside the coin trays with a luxurious appearance.
Travel: vacationers vs adventurers
Boomers often preferred popular national destinations like the Romagna Riviera, but without missing a few holidays abroad, as long as it was possible book a village: any other option was considered too risky.
Their favorite way to spend their holidays was there full board, all inclusive.
Today's twenties and thirties started traveling while in high school and have been doing this activity ever since a reason for living.
Ignoring their parents' scaremongering, they visit countries like Iran, Malaysia and Burkina Faso.
Sons of Interrail and low cost flights then, they often just buy plane and / or train tickets, improvising everything else on the spot.
Family: parents at all costs vs possible ones
The Boomies, who came from medium-sized families, they aimed to have two children, which often followed a third a few years later, in perfect Simpson style.
Strengthened by experiences with younger siblings, the BBs became mothers and fathers with a certain naturalness, considering this moment an almost indispensable passage to adulthood.
Millennials have seen young children mostly in photos. Before generating another human being, they ask themselves what impact it could have on the environment, on their existence and on their current account.
Sometimes they become convinced that waiting to be 100% convinced could lead them to never become parents, but then they remember their studio apartment, their position as apprentices, their unstable love relationship, their bronze savings and all the trips they have to travel. still do and then breathe a sigh of relief.
However, it happens that they don't stop at this either.
And they say they are not brave!