This past Halloween “season,” millennials were seen all over social media donning elaborate Halloween costumes. When this generation was growing up, our parents often took us trick-or-treating in sweatpants and peacoats. How in the world are millennials so young at heart to dress like children, sometimes in children-themed costumes, and to post the subsequent pictures for their bosses to find and “like?”
Millennials were always going to age with elegance, as their favorite adult growing up was Adam Sandler in movies such as Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, in which he as the protagonist acts like a child himself. Sure, they weren’t allowed to act like him, and they had to cover a famous person for our school projects that had “actually done some good in the world.”
Yet Adam Sandler has indeed done a lot of good for millennials in their hearts. He has taught them, as children who thought that they were done playing with their parents during bath time, that you are never too old to play in the bath, and you could even do it by yourself.
Now in their own homes, they look forward to getting the mail, skipping, galloping, frolicing to the end of the driveway to find what is inside. Maybe it is their favorite magazine.
You’re never too old or too stupid to return to school once you’ve seen the movie Billy Madison as a child. Maybe you’ll make friends with some younger people or even a teacher along the way and end up smarter than your archnemesis in the workplace.
Picking a career or transitioning careers has never been daunting for millennials who have seen the movie Happy Gilmore. You probably gravitate towards something you enjoy, like hockey, and then find out that you are in fact a golf prodigy instead and just need a good mentor to finetune the putting.
If you work hard enough, millennials know you can do something really good for the world, like buying back your family’s house. Millennials are very ambitious in this way.
In a world full of bullying, cyber bullying, and more, millennials are always empathetic to each other, and now to their children and to everybody in general. They know that if somebody accidentally pees in their pants, instead of bullying them, you throw water onto your own crotch as well and start a fad.
Parenting is a less taxing task for millennials after seeing the Adam Sandler movie Big Daddy. Millennials know that they can “wing it,” as though a child fell into their lap, that they can let their kids wear whatever they want to school, and that it is possible to be a kid’s true friend.
It is hard for millennials to believe that Adam Sandler is 55 years old now, but it is comforting that he seems closer in age to them. Millennials are old enough now to drink with Adam Sandler at a bar. If any of you run into him there, please pitch him an idea to make a movie about old age one day.