Yes, you read correctly! Millennials are now taking classes on how to be proper adults.
Millennials are perceived as simpering, self-indulgent, problem avoiding, overgrown kids who collect children’s toys and are self-entitled in workplaces.
The young have a tendency to group themselves into specific neighbourhoods, cities, and living areas that have relatively less elders. In these homes, ordering food using apps like Grab and Panda is very common. It is however, rare to see home cooked meals due to millennial culture.
The tough journey to adulthood can now be paved with ‘adulting classes’. More and more local businesses have caught on and are now entering the market in the way of offering a variety of adult classes. Classes offered are cookery, dancing, art & craft, language (Mandarin is a popular topic!), etc.
Millennials are aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy life, resulting in group fitness classes normally packed to the core, though things have temporarily slowed down due to the Covid19 outbreak.
Another hot topic for millennials is personal financial budgeting. Lots of companies offer courses prioritising on how to spend your salary wisely and pay bills on time, together with tips on how to save and invest even with the present economic situation.
The evidence and results of many of these courses is their undeniable quality. They teach life lessons that people normally won’t look forward to nor enjoy: paying bills, planning a budget, paying for car insurance, taking care of your health.
The joyless, redundant, irritating and time consuming chores of adulthood, no matter how tedious it is, is essentially recognized as part of being a grown-up.
“Adulting is something nobody prepares you for, but you know it when it happens. It’s the unglorified part of being on your own,” says Rebekah Fitzsimmons, assistant director of the writing and communication program at Georgia Tech who taught a class on adulting in the 21st century in 2016.
People who want to be or already are parents should take note of these classes. It’s almost impossible for couples, young or old, not to have thoughts on siring children. Eventually either partner will bring it up. Simple logic, you can’t take care of a child if you’re still a child. It simply does not work. Only properly matured adults can handle the difficult task of taking care of children.
In short, becoming an adult can be highly undesirable, tedious and redundant. However to survive in this day and age, we all need to be honest with ourselves and ask “can we live our whole lives this way for the rest our lives?” We need to see that the joyless, redundant, irritating and time consuming responsibilities of adulthood are for our own survival, and take steps to plan our futures responsibly, as this will lead to our golden years being, well……golden.
18th February 2020 19:54