Boomers, Listen Up! 18 Gen Z Myths You’re Getting All Wrong

Gen Z might have their quirks, but so did we. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to bridge the generation gap—one laugh at a time. Let’s keep the conversation going by looking at these 18 myths, and who knows? We might just become the coolest grandparents on the block!

Gen Z Can’t Navigate Without GPS

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Heard the one about Gen Z never using a paper map? Sure, they might be digital natives, but many have experienced the joy (and frustration) of a good old-fashioned map.

They Don’t Read Physical Books

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Oh, those thick, paper-filled objects we used to hoard? But, plot twist! Many zoomers still cherish the experience of holding a physical book, flipping through its pages, and using nifty bookmarks. Perhaps our love for the library wasn’t lost in translation after all.

Gen Z Can’t Live Without Wi-Fi

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Truth be told, while Wi-Fi is as essential to them as water, they do understand the beauty of the offline world. Remember when we thought color TVs were the pinnacle of technology? Sometimes they, too, yearn for simpler days.

They’re Always Glued to TikTok

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If you think every Gen Z is dreaming of TikTok stardom, think again. Many have a soft spot for old tech and outdated trends. Besides, if they chuckle at our old family videos, remember: at least ours aren’t on the internet for the world to see.

They Only Wear Odd Jeans

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Here’s a chuckler: remember when bell-bottoms were the latest fad, and our parents just didn’t get it? Gen Z has its fashion fads, from baggy jeans to, well, jeans even we can’t name.

Gen Z Doesn’t Value Classic Tunes

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Think they don’t get the charm of The Beatles, Elvis, or The Rolling Stones? Nope, many Gen Z folks groove to classics. While they might stream it instead of playing a record, they know good tunes. And yes, they do find our dance moves quirky.

They Can’t Write Cursive

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The elegant swirls of cursive might seem like a dying art. But, many schools still teach it, and some Gen Z kids even embrace it as a skill. And between us, wasn’t our cursive often just fancy scribbles?

They’re All Digital Whizzes

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While they grew up swiping tablets, not every Gen Z can debug your computer. But they’re great at Googling solutions! They might ask, “Did you reboot?” And hey, sometimes that’s all it takes.

Gen Z Lacks Grit and Grind

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Every generation gets called lazy by the previous one. Many zoomers are out there, balancing school, work, and activism. They’re as busy as we were, just with better headphones.

All Their Cash Goes on Fancy Coffee

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Sure, some do have a penchant for artisanal lattes. But with rising costs everywhere, many are budgeting, investing, and side-hustling. They might even teach you about that cryptocurrency thing we can’t pronounce.

Gen Z Can’t Do Face-to-Face Chats

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Though they’re pros at emojis, many can hold their own in a conversation. Just steer towards their passions, like the environment or the latest meme trend, and watch them light up.

They Think We’re Old Fogies

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Okay, they might chuckle at our tech mishaps, but they really do value our wisdom. They’re intrigued by tales of life before the internet and appreciate our perspective, even if sometimes they won’t admit it.

Social Media Likes Drive Their Worth

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Though the dopamine rush of a “like” is enticing, many are also deeply committed to real-world issues. In fact, many Gen-Z folk are critical of social media, and will make an effort to avoid pandering to their followers. Likes are great, but making an impact is even better.

They Don’t Like Traditional TV

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While traditional TV might seem like a relic to some, many binge on classics and new shows alike. And believe it or not, they see “Friends” as a throwback, not a current event – it’s part of their history too!

Gen Z Only Eats Trendy Greens

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While health trends abound, not all are strictly plant-based. Just like us, Gen Z have their cheat days. They might swap a milkshake for a smoothie, but hey, balance is key.

Their World is Only Digital

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Even with the internet in their pocket, they do relish board games, picnics, and non-digital fun. At this point, unplugging is the new cool, and Gen Z are slowly beginning to reject their digital upbringing more and more.

They Only Shop Online

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Online shopping might be king, but many still enjoy mall trips, especially when sales beckon. It’s much easier to assess the quality of an object in hand. Plus, those delivery fees do stack up!

Their Current Music Sounds Like UFO Noises

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Sure, some tunes sound otherworldly, but didn’t our parents think rock was wild? You have to remember here that the current sound is really just an extension of the rise of the synthesiser in the 80s. Every generation has its sound, even if it feels like it’s from another galaxy.

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