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Millennial shares how their basic needs drastically differ from that of Gen Z: 'Can I get dentist?'

Gen Z might be using their legal ID cards to have the times of their lives but millennials are just looking for things that are essential for their survival.

Millennial shares how their basic needs drastically differ from that of Gen Z: 'Can I get dentist?'
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @nerdspeech

Just like one can't compare the values, beliefs and needs of the boomer generation with millennials, it is pretty irrational to think that Gen Z would have anything in common with millennials either. The current generation is all about living their life to the fullest, documenting everything on social media and embracing the socioeconomic changes like a pro. Gen Z often appear careless and seem to live their life on the edge and a brief hilarious video from the TikTok channel, @nerdspeech sums up exactly how different his millennial generation is from the Gen Z crowd.

Image Source: TikTok | @nerdspeech
Image Source: TikTok | @nerdspeech

The Latino video creator, pokes fun at the realities of being a millennial in this economy and what exactly they prioritize over the Gen Z people. He stitches the video with @manderson007, who is a Gen Z creator. The girl sticks her legal ID which appears to be a driver's license on her forehead and lip-syncs to Nicki Minaj's verse in rapper Trey Songz's track, "Bottoms Up."

"Could I get that 'trón? Could I get that Remy? Could I get that Coke? Could I get that Henny?" she sings as the overlay text on her video reads: "'02 babies, 2023 is our year." Her video cuts to that of Nerd Speech as he copies the Gen Z girl, sticks a card on his forehead and raps to the familiar tone of the song she was lip-syncing to. "Can I get a primary care doctor? Can I get a dentist? Probably a specialist and a therapist?" he hilariously sings.

Image Source: TikTok | @nerdspeech
Image Source: TikTok | @nerdspeech

However, behind all the humor, there is a harsh reality. The 90s generation is aging and most of them are in their late 20s or early 30s. This essentially means that the millennials are more focused on meeting their healthcare needs compared to having some careless fun like Gen Z tends to do. With growing age, they are getting more responsible towards their personal well-being compared to all the boundless fun they can have like Gen Z.

The millennial folks who came across this video couldn't help but agree with Nerd Speech's relatable content. @sarah_willowtree shared, "I'm 32. Bent down the other day and my back went out. What is this life now?" @nedgerton762 wrote, "My doctor ain't making appointments until mid-March so I guess I'll continue to suffer." @kaven_books commented, "92’ babies!!! 2023 is our year!!!! To visit our primary physician every three months with symptoms that mimic both arthritis and terminal illnesses!"

Image Source: TikTok | @maryl.pugh
Image Source: TikTok | @maryl.pugh
Image Source: TikTok | @iam_yinkus1
Image Source: TikTok | @iam_yinkus1

In a similar story, a man named Cruz, who goes by @champagnecruze on TikTok, shared how different generations also treat their work and personal lives differently and he tried to highlight it in the best way possible. He enacts in a scenario, first as a Gen Z, and reacts to being asked to work during their lunchtime. “Immediately no. Decline. I’m not working through lunch. That’s toxic; it’s giving no work-life balance,” Cruz says.

Image Source: TikTok | @champagnecruze
Image Source: TikTok | @champagnecruze

Cruz's Gen Z version immediately gets up from his chair and walks off while saying, “No, I’m going to go enjoy my lunch.” But when it comes to the millennials, Cruz has a softer tone and approach to the boss' orders. “Literally, why are they scheduling it during my lunch hour? Oh my god, this is literally the one hour I get to myself. Un-freaking-believable,”

Cruz replies. No matter how different Gen Z and millennials are at this point, there will be a time when Gen Z will grow old as well and their outlook on life will change too. 

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