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15 Problems Millennials Have To Deal With While Navigating Through Life

When your Wi-Fi buffers, your life buffers.

15 Problems Millennials Have To Deal With While Navigating Through Life

It's pretty clear that we can all agree on the fact that social media, the internet, and cellphones were one of the greatest innovations of technology. Many argue that we aren't in touch with reality anymore and how certain "things" have changed. It's also not just technology. It can apply to dating, family relationships and social interactions.

But the thing is, us millennials are tired of hearing older generations judge us. The simple fact is that they don't understand that these issues that we face as millennials are super REAL. For all of my fellow millennials out there, you aren't alone when it comes to problems you face being a millennial. For people who want to understand what it's like being a millennial, here are a few problems that we have to face:

1. You depend on Google for everything to the point when you don’t get the answer you want, you start panicking.

I mean, when was the last time you Googled something? Was it 2 minutes ago? I'm pretty sure everyone can agree on the fact that without Google, we're hopeless. Older generations can't understand why instead of spending 10 minutes looking up the question in an encyclopedia, you can simply search up a question through Google in just 2 seconds?

2. When your Wi-Fi starts buffering and your life is over.

If Wi-Fi buffers, your life buffers too.

3. Even worse…going somewhere where there’s no Wi-Fi at all.

There should be a law by now that states that all public places should have Wi-Fi that's UNLOCKED. Imagine walking into a restaurant and they don't have Wi-Fi? Oh no, I can see why people write those automatic bad reviews on Yelp.

4. Dating and getting into a committed relationship is almost impossible.

It's sad because most people have to ask "What are we?" before even moving on to the next step. And now there's a stage called the "talking" stage. WHAT IS THAT? What happened to having a boyfriend or girlfriend and then marriage?

5. Finding a new show to watch on Netflix.

Having to do process of elimination is kind of hard. And besides, no one goes to the movies anymore since they want to charge $12.00 for a small popcorn.

6. You’d rather interact through social media rather than real life.

This is actually upsetting. People become friends on social media, but when it's time to meet in person, you instantly don't know anything about them at all. You clam up and get shy because you don't know how to start a conversation in person.

7. You don’t know anyone’s numbers by heart anymore.

Instead, your phone will tell you "Maybe: Sarah" instead of saying the number so you don't have to try to remember anyway. The only numbers I know by heart are my immediate family, best friend, and my favorite pizza shop.

8. Getting a job is a nightmare.

This is due to the "lack of experience." Also, what's sad is that most millennials rely on taking on easy jobs like being a DJ, a promoter, a rapper and other jobs that don't require interviews. It's hard, because we never got the proper training and high expectations of that company.

9. Running out of iCloud/photo storage.

This is the worst feeling ever. I'm almost choking up just talking about it. (If you can, buy more storage and a higher gigabyte phone.)

10. Student loan debt…

Your parents may say that they paid off their student loans easily. But back then, college was $5,000 a year, and now it's $40,000. Tuition is crazy high and it's hard to pay off those high loans.

11. Your online shopping is getting out of hand.

When you are shopping at a store, you have a certain budget and you don't feel like trying on many clothes. But online, the shopping is effortless and easy to go overboard. Try to create a budget when online shopping.

12. Getting frustrated when you can’t get that right selfie.

Enough said…getting the right picture is a serious issue.

13. Hearing the infamous line: “When I was YOUR age…..*insert lie that all parents say*”

I always roll my eyes because they always want to claim how they walked to school on one leg and barefooted and they didn't have a cellphone…

14. You rely on Uber/Lyft over a taxi and get irritated when they start talking nonstop.

The more you talk to me about my business, the less stars you are getting. I should have walked.

15. Having nostalgia about your childhood in the 90’s and beyond.

You miss everything about the 90's and how everything was just so simple. But you're glad that you live in a society with Wi-Fi. Besides, you can always recreate the past.

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