Hi there! Welcome to our site. This is the official first post of Frustrated Millennials, a lifestyle blog for the striving Millennials.
I’ve only started to notice the term ‘Millennial’ recently. This is the generation my husband Tim and I grew up in. Every generation has its unique experience and memories in the course of history, so does ours. Looking back in time, I can still recall clearly how much the world has changed, from the one we grew up in, to the one we live in now, where we have matured.
Before the 2000 millennium, the world was moving at a steady pace. People were just starting to fancy the novelties of wireless phones and the wonders of the world wide web. We never knew there could be a cyber space beyond the physical world, and we never could have imagined the amount of content we could store in the digital world and getting access to all sorts of information in just a matter of seconds. What we also didn’t realise, at the time, is how much our lifestyle was about to be transformed because of this extraordinary advancement of technologies.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, we, the Millennials, are the generation that lived and experienced the most of the sensations and frustrations of the significant lifestyle changes. We grew up in one world, and matured in another. The conventional values, standards, and ways of doing things that we were taught when we were young, is fading. Before we could understand, we were already on the wave to adapt and accept the new world today which operates much differently and at a much faster pace.
As social media floods over the mainstream media, Netflix replaces the family TV, Amazon takes over the stores around the block, there are a lot of changes we need to adapt to in both our personal and professional lives. Like the feeling we got as a kid, when we were forced to change school and leave all the friends we have just made. This is what we are feeling all the time now. As soon as we become familiar with something, the next new thing comes to replace it. Such constant need to change and adapt makes up much of the anxiety and frustration we experience today.
On top of this, rising pace and cost of living are also creating much of the frustrations we face in our daily lives. Thanks to technology, we are living in the prime age of productivity. There is the capacity now to produce more goods than we can actually consume. Yet, we still feel inadequate. The demanding side of human nature calls us to be restless, to consume more, produce more, and operate faster. These heightened demands in every aspect of our lives not only put pressure on the pace and cost of living, they also make us feel lost and frustrated more than ever, because it’s so damn hard to keep up with the million things going on around us, all the time!
We believe in order to relieve some of the frustrations we experience as a Millennial, we must find ways to adapt to the world today. In contrary to what the media loves to say, we don’t believe everybody is called to change the world. But there are ways for us to change ourselves in order to manage frustrations and live a happier life. This is what we’re hoping this blog will bring, a channel for us to share with fellow Millennials the common frustrations we face daily and ways to manage or avoid them. We’d also love to hear from you, what frustrations you’re experiencing that might need to be vented, and how you’re currently dealing with them.
Lets help each other out and cheer on!
Shan & Tim