New video released by content creators Kim and Penn Holderness describes the feeling of the millennial generation as they go about their everyday lives.
Have you been experiencing changes in how you live your life now versus how you lived ten years ago? It could be because of a scary term called 'aging.' Moreover, the word 'age' is associated with negativity and feelings of anxiety, laced with worries about waking up one day and not recognizing yourself in the mirror. In the present youth-obsessed culture, being old is considered as losing beauty, love, and respect. But the point here is to not succumb to the unreal aging stresses and remember that you are just getting 'older' and not 'old.' Now, if you are a millennial (born between 1981 and 1996) and find yourself somewhat wading through your 30s and early 40s, you will listen to this song on repeat.
A new video released by content creators Kim and Penn Holderness describes the feeling of the millennial generation as they go about their everyday lives. The video, titled "Welcome to the Club, Millennials," opens with Penn Holderness asking if they have noticed "a little less raging, behavior is changing because you are aging?" "Well Gen X is here to say don't be bummed, come on in, welcome to the club!" According to TODAY, the video, which garnered over 144k views on YouTube, goes on to list the things millennials are doing nowadays: having fridge calendars for the family, hearing younger generations call your clothes "vintage," having strong opinions about who the best Jeopardy host is, and doing Christmas shopping in October.
The Holderness duo notes that mental health walks for your mood and having a "special chair for your back" get you into this club. And if you drink seltzer water, that's the first drink you will be served at the club. Speaking to TODAY, Kim Holderness says they were inspired to make the video after their younger friends complained to them. "We have so many friends who identify as millennials and they’ve grown offended when they start hearing "their music" in the grocery store," she says. "Millennials are aging and three-day hangovers are a real thing." If anything, being on the older side has its perks. Your confidence and maturity go a long way.
The second half of the video lists the benefits of getting older — like not caring about other people's opinions and having an easier time getting dinner reservations. "Our clothes are now trendy today because we just never threw them away," the song goes, as one of the millennials hands Advil in the club. The ending shows the Holderness couple and their millennial friends having an unscripted conversation about aging. "You know how you would get a car and there's a warranty up to 50,000 miles?" Penn Holderness asks. "So, our warranty is 45 ... After 45, the warranty expires." "And then it just gets weird," Kim adds.
A clip of the video was posted on the Instagram account of the Holderness family, and millennials in the comments were in stitches because of how accurate the song is. "As a Gen Xer, welcome to the club Millenials! This is a safe space, but leave by 9 pm, please, and thank you," said @bebravekeepgoing. "Not me suddenly realizing I’m so old that now Millennials are middle-aged and entering the club I’m in," added @tanyahammarrealtor. "Thank you for the warm welcome. I’m going to sit by the fire and pretend I’m not falling asleep," wrote @nannyanita. "I’m impressed people even go out - can’t remember the last time I drove in the dark," shared @susankarpenski.