The world keeps changing, and it’s partially due to the influence of millennials. The generation born after 1980 is one of the most talked about generations of all time, because we’ve changed the way just about everything is done. However, some of us don’t agree with all of the changes because we have old souls, and we face a unique set of challenges living in a modern world.
1. WE THINK SEX SHOULD MEAN SOMETHING.
We don’t understand how people just hook up without having any feelings for each other. We like the emotional connection that comes from having sex with someone we really like; without that, it’s just meaningless thrusting that leaves us feeling empty and sad inside (even if it was fun for 10 minutes).
2. WE DON’T GET THE APPEAL OF SNAPCHAT.
We already got comfortable with smartphones and picture messaging. The only real purpose of using Snapchat is to send risqué pictures that won’t stay on the recipient’s phone forever, and we’re not big fans of sending/receiving those kinds of pictures in the first place.
3. WE THINK SONG LYRICS SHOULD ACTUALLY BE ABOUT SOMETHING.
Those of us with old souls tend to listen to a lot of music that’s older than we are, because we like when a song has a good message or story in it. If you listen to the radio today, it seems like every song is about casual sex or making money. We’ll listen to it occasionally as background music in the car, but we’ll always go for the classic tunes when we want to listen to real music that soothes the soul.
4. WE DON’T WANT TO DO EVERYTHING IN/WITH A GROUP.
We live in a world where people do everything in groups, and we really don’t get the appeal of always being with a crowd. People think we’re weird when we’d rather be alone, but we need that alone time.
5. WE THINK MOST REALITY TV IS COMPLETELY LAME.
We don’t understand the appeal of shows about the day-to-day drama of so-called real housewives or 50 grown adults living in essentially an overgrown frat/sorority house and alternately hooking up/fighting with each other. There’s no plot; it’s just constant drama and it’s annoying.
6. WE DON’T WANT TO PLAY GAMES OR PLAY THE FIELD.
When we’re single, we just do our own thing. When we meet someone we like, we don’t want to play games and date other people in an attempt to make them jealous. If there’s a connection, we want to give it a shot and see if it could be the real deal. This becomes a struggle in a world where it seems like nobody wants to have serious relationships and people who refuse to play games are ignored.
7. WE’RE NOT AFRAID OF COMMITMENT, BUT EVERYONE ELSE IS.
We believe in true love, the old fashioned love that makes us smile every time we think about a certain someone and imagine sitting on the front porch with them when we’re old and gray, still in love decades later. It seems like most people these days would rather end up sitting on that front porch alone because they’re afraid to commit their lives to one person.
8. WE FEAR FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
Those of us who want children are in a unique predicament. Not only is it difficult to find someone who wants big commitments like marriage and kids, but we also wonder what kind of world our potential future children will grow up in. We don’t want to shelter them too much and make them hate us, but we also don’t want them to turn out like the people we see around us every day; the ones who know “Hotline Bling” by heart but have never heard “Hotel California.”
9. WE THINK MODERN BEAUTY STANDARDS ARE RIDICULOUS AND UNREALISTIC.
Since when did it become a bad thing for women to have curves? That’s just ridiculous. If we were meant to have rock-hard abs and a 3” thigh gap, we would be built that way naturally, but we’re not. Even if the rest of the world thinks that’s attractive, we have no desire to look like that. Besides, we think it’s much more pleasant to cuddle with a pillow than a rock.
10. WE GIVE ZERO F*CKS WHAT OTHERS THINK OF US.
We’ve always been a little different, and we’re okay with that. People tend to think we’re weird or behind on the times, but we don’t want to “catch up.” We love our old souls because they make us who we are, and we don’t ever want to change.