It's an age-old rite of passage: the one where the newer, shinier, less-wrinkled demographic rolls out the punches to their predecessor as soon as said age group becomes old enough to worry about real adult things – like a mortgage and babies and... grocery shopping.
Because no longer are Millennials the ones who are making the rules, enforcing change or creating new trends. Instead, they're struggling to catch up with Gen Z.
It was the same situation for Gen Y... and Gen X... and even our beloved ol' Baby Boomers.
Of course, Millennials – god bless their cotton socks – do their best to keep up. They try to take part in the TikTok challenges and ride the wave of ever-changing fashion trends.
If there's a sound to lip sync to, they're on it. When there's a new cult-favourite pair of pants to buy, they whip out their credit cards. This is, unfortunately, the problem.
Watch: Millennial Core. Post continues below.
In recent weeks, clips of millennials behaving... in a very 'millennial' way... have been blowing up after Gen Zs started editing and compiling all the clips together, giving birth to a new genre that's been labelled 'Millennial Core'.