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Sobering Up: Millennials Think Getting Drunk Is Embarrassing, New Trend on Being Sober
Oct 2, 2017
Millennials have been making a name for themselves as they hit young adulthood. Over the years they have been ridiculed for their reported "obsessive" use of technology, their political (or lack thereof) mentalities, and now, for their trend on turning away from alcohol and the drunken party scene the 20-somethings are expected to participate in, according to earlier generations. Millennials aren't having it. Latest research trends show millennials believe getting drunk is nothing short of pathetic.
Drunken College Days. Whether you attended college, trade school, joined the military, or just stayed in momma's basement after high school, you have no doubt taken part in at least one drunken kegger. Maybe two? It's sort of been considered a rite of passage to most of the "older" generations (I use that term gently).
Pizza Pillows. I mean, seriously, I don't think you can even say you're an adult unless you've attempted to use a slice of pizza as a pillow on the curb outside of your favorite club at least once? Am I right? Maybe that's just me. I digress.
Beers with Buds. Even if you never found yourself sleeping in some seriously funky locations - I've heard a bale of hay makes a comfy spot, or so I've been told - most people can claim to have at least enjoyed a few too many craft beers at the local dive.
No Beer. In the latest news for the latest group to hit the drunken partying stage - the millennials - reports are showing more and more youth are rejecting the drinking trend. In fact, according to one survey, most millennials believe getting drunk and doing the party scene is not just uncool, but downright "embarrassing" and "pathetic". Ouch.
Techies. The generation previously thought of as so out of touch with reality for being lost in their tech-y gadgets and gizmos, has rocked the status quo again with their views on what's "fun" nowadays. (Am I showing my age with my choice of words? Sorry. Not a millennial.)
Social Restructuring. Millennials are rewriting the book on social entertainment. Contrary to popular belief, young adults today say they are actually turning away from social media and the urge to be drunk to have a good time.
More Food, Less Drink. Most young adults who were surveyed agreed that they were more interested in checking out different types of food at social events, than they were the alcoholic beverages. They noted they loved to find new food and to share new experiences with friends.
Bye-Bye Beer Tent. When asked what drew them to festivals, most of those who were surveyed said they enjoyed the vendors, food, and friends, and would avoid the beer tents altogether. Are we even related?
Health Conscious. Metro magazine reports they found millennials are "more likely to be interested in ideas of health and wellness, and are much more conscious of what they're putting in their bodies than we were at 18, downing glitterbombs and vodka-infused skittles." (Ooo - vodka-infused skittles? I know what I'm trying this weekend! Thanks, Metro!)
Date Night. Gone are the days of picking up a drunken date after a night at the bar. Millennials say they much prefer more healthy and active date activities, like hiking or kayaking, skiing or bike riding.
Conversation Over Drinks. Today's version of conversation over drinks is much different than it used to be. The youth of the newest generation say they much prefer smoothies bars over the traditional bar scene.
Trendy Eats. The focus today seems to be more on food and social interaction than on drinks and lowered inhibitions. Parents may rejoice, but our inner children have to be rolling our eyes.
Breaking the Mold. Millennials even seem to be breaking the mold on their previous stereotypical tech-y lifestyle. According to reports, most don't prefer to even have their tech devices with them, let alone posting on social media during an outing with friends. The new claim is they would prefer to "live in the moment". (But sober? Really?)
Sobering Up. Even for the select few who do still choose to go out and make bad decisions and drown their sorrows in alcohol, the old techniques for curing the next day hangover are discarded altogether now. We all have our own hangover concoctions, surely. The newest generation says screw them all. The drink of choice? Smoothies.
Crying Inside. Millennials are shunning the drunken party days of yesteryear in record numbers, and we are all crying inside - just a little. Somehow it just doesn't seem possible to pass on to adulthood without at least ONE drunken karaoke-fest night, complete with photographic evidence. Lots of it. But hey, more power to you, Millennials.