Clutching possessions for posterity? It’s OK to ease your grip. Here’s the reality: Millennials typically view their parents’ prized items as one, big collective pain in the posterior. It comes down to values and taste. Those born between 1980 and 2000 operate under a much different point of reference concerning ownership vs. the generations preceding them. The seemingly abstract concept of digital ownership is, ironically, far more tangible to millennials than the concrete brick-and-mortar “permanence” valued by baby boomers and the Depression-era generation. Virtual is in; physical is out. Lotsa stuff is viewed as the proverbial millstone around the neck. Limited inventory.
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