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Dear Gen Z

A letter to you

By Gal MuxPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 4 min read
Top Story - April 2023
Dear Gen Z
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Dear Gen Z,

I see you shine

We all see you and hear you vine

Sometimes you beef

Sometimes you brief

Sometimes we hear

Sometimes we bear

You seem to forget 

You cause a fret

You know we have all been there

When we all were young where 

We felt light, on top of the world and full of enthusiasm and hope

We have all felt like we were the 'it', were dope

Felt we were well aware and totally immersed in the what

And we have also all been on the receiving end of criticisms, cut

Before you came of age and became the generation that defines things, we were the 'it'

Boomers called us snowflakes because they said we couldn't withstand life's pressures, hurt

Before we could rest you came along and piled the pressure from your end

Yes, we still fuss about what Hogwarts house we are in we will never stop and

Butter beer is lovely oh!

And Friends, is still a pretty good show

Have you watched it yet?

I know… I know… I bet

The Peter Pan syndrome thing, one of the things that makes you scoff

Yes, I can imagine how absurd we might look, cough

When we show off a single plant we grew without killing it proud

And skinny jeans are super comfy and easy to clean, found

Child, did you ever catch flayers, sweeping the ground beneath you as you walked all day?

Oh and avocado toast is bae

Take out coffee is also a good treat

We got to enjoy the little luxuries you know, since it seems enjoying the stability of financial security is heat

And home ownership is out of the reach of many of us

And yeah we are the 'see my life' generation fuss

We accept that

Still showing off our no longer so cool lives on the papyrus reefs of Instagram @

And for some of us who never really graduated to cooler levels, the cave walls of Facebook

I know some of us never got the hang of hashtags really, look

Creating some in our over-sharing posts because it looked 'in'

Yes, we are not young anymore thanks for the constant reminders, grin

If wrinkles beginning to form around the pimples on our skin

And if increasing BMI is not an everyday enough reminder kin

We feel misunderstood by you

The same way we felt misunderstood by Boomers too

But that really is the cycle repeating itself

I imagine Boomers felt the same about the generation before them and us on the shelf

And soon another generation will come and you will be in our shoes because time does fly truly

But I'll admit I prefer social media with you in charge duly

It's all dances, pranks and cool fun games

It's not 'me' 'me' 'me' the Millennial motto but 'us' flames

One creates a dance, a prank, a game, and others dance to the tunes, the moves

'We dance together' and not 'my dance is the best' seems to be your motto grooves

You also don't put glitter over things try to make them prettier

You don't obsess over image trying to receive acknowledgement from others feeling inferior

You get things done your way

Oh Donald Trump can attest to that hey

You care about climate change, life and political issues an addition to the care we have

You won't engage in unnecessary conversation cave

Text don't call

Your haul

You won't slave for a living valuing your time uping your worth

I mean you won't even take a job if the salary is not stated forth

Oh what cues we can borrow from you

Transparency long overdue

Boundaries you respect calling one by their pronoun

You do it yourself you are down

In charge not waiting for a saviour to lift you up

Practicality, you find a way to make it work even in the saturation, sharp

When trampled by wolves you rise above

Among sharks you dive

Like a seedling even surrounded by thorny weeds, you sprout strong

Bravely you strive to change what is wrong

I'll admit the future is bright

Because you are in it the world is going to be a better place, height

But remember Child, the dances you break your bones to much

Are shared on platforms built by those before you and more such 

The solid ground the knowledge of those that came before them

The gem

Scoff and jibe but recognize the fete

Judge but try to understand the weight

And also know that the 'it' never lasts long Chum

Even in the dance or hum

It hangs with you for a while before hovering away

And hopping on to the next that's how it goes the way

Make the best of it now

Change the world because it's your time to dear Gen Zer, vow

And when it's time for the next

Like what happened to us and those before text

When you have done your part

And it's time to go apart

With open arms, we will welcome you to the pages of what was

The pages of beautiful history, pause

I salute you, with much love and gratitude Admiral,

A humbled Millennial

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Comments (17)

  • Mitchella O Erayomaabout a year ago

    Very well put together! Congratulations!

  • Chisi limiabout a year ago

    i enjoyed it man...

  • Mark Grahamabout a year ago

    You caught the essence of a GenZer, but that is in the words of a GenXer.

  • Courtanae Heslopabout a year ago

    As a Gen Z person, I enjoyed this!

  • The Invisible Writerabout a year ago

    As a member of the forgotten generation gen x I loved this. Also because my son is a member of gen z. Good writing

  • Daniel Stineabout a year ago

    I like the cadence of this. Nice.

  • cruddymooseabout a year ago

    Exceptional.

  • Testabout a year ago

    I want to say that this really resonated with me. Your words are so thoughtful and full of hope for the future, and it's clear that you truly believe in the power of this younger generation to make positive change in the world. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for spreading such a positive message. Keep writing and inspiring others!

  • Dana Stewartabout a year ago

    Very nice! CoTS!

  • Esther 20about a year ago

    What a nice story congratulations

  • Testabout a year ago

    Nice poem, Gal! Honestly, as a Gen-Xer, I much prefer the "old" world. I grew up without a computer, cell phone, or social media. I had to socialize with people, which forced me to get out of the house. Was it easier than now? Not really, the 1990s were harsh on most kids and teenagers. But I remember awesome times in the open air, at the library or with friends after school.

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Wonderful! Congrats on the top story

  • Dana Crandellabout a year ago

    Congratulations!

  • Kristen Balyeatabout a year ago

    A M A Z I N G! Great work, Gal! Congrats on top story! 💫

  • Congratulations on your Top Story for you awesome letter

  • Awesome ✨💖🎉😉💯Congratulations on your Top Story❗🎯

  • Kendall Defoe about a year ago

    Boom! 🎤 drop on this one!

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