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An ‘elderly student’ of 30 years old has written about her experiences living in a dorm among Gen Zers, or younger students, and how she has come to understand the true meaning of several emojis.
People use emojis often in ordinary text or direct message exchanges, making them a significant component of our discourse today.
Though each one may mean different things.
One person’s laughing face may indicate that they find something amusing, but another person may interpret it as sarcasm.
The sobbing face can convey a variety of emotions, from deep despair to ecstatic delight.
The aubergine emoji, which, as we all know, doesn’t merely stand for fruit, is another.
With the handle @genwhyscarlett on TikTok, Scarlett is most known. She identifies as a “elderly student.”
The influencer expresses her horror at discovering the X-rated meanings behind some of her fave emojis in a post that has received millions of views.
In a clip showing the cute eyes emoji in question, she says: “This, for some godforsaken reason means either ‘innocent’ or ‘h***y’.”
Scarlett adds that the thumbs-up emoji is supposed to be passive-aggressive, while the upside-down smiley face means ‘f*** my life’.
She also found out that cherries apparently mean b***s.
People have responded to her discovery in the comments section.
One person says: “This is unfortunate because I use this [thumbs up emoji] at work all the time.”
Someone else writes: “I use the thumbs up non-passive aggressively so uh maybe I need to go apologise to some people.”
A third adds: “That’s why this girl got crazy mad at me when I gave a thumbs-up reaction to a Facebook message?! I respond that way to everything! IRL too!”
Another person says: “I used to have a coworker who used [upside down smiley face emoji] to mean deliriously happy and I was so confused.”
A fifth viewer comments: “OK but have [eye emoji] mean ‘I’m listening’ is actually perfect since you are reading the texts lol.”
Scarlett has opened up to Buzzfeed about her experiences living in student housing since her TikToks about being a “elderly student” went viral.
She explains: “Group chats are a big thing with them, so the rapid-fire communication style has been a learning curve for me. Specifically with emojis, memes, and phrases.
“I’m the first one to laugh at myself for being old and obsolete, so I’m always asking questions and my Gen Z peers are more than happy to indulge me.”
‘Silent Walking’ Is A Trend Taking Gen Z By Storm
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People born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s are referred to as Generation Z, and they occasionally regard themselves as prominent members of modern society.
Some of their advice include ditching skinny pants and freaking out over the ‘bed rotting’ fad.
But there’s something else that’s taking Zoomers by storm right now.
Mady Maio, the co-host of the Okay Sis podcast, claims to have ‘unintentionally sparked a movement’ that will ‘transform your life’ in a TikTok video.
This is referred to as ‘silent walking’. What exactly is this, you may wonder? Allow me to explain.
It is something that almost everyone did before technology became a key part of our daily lives.
In essence, it entails going for a stroll without a phone, without engaging in any technological distractions, such as music or podcasts.
In the video, which has racked up just under 500,000 views, Maio says: “No AirPods, no podcasts, no music. Just me, myself, and I.
“And at first I was like f*** no, my anxiety could never – which is probably what you’re thinking – but something within me was like let me just try it.”
The podcaster claims that after two minutes of “mayhem,” she quickly entered a “flow state,” during which you can “suddenly hear yourself.”
The ‘clarity’ Maio had been seeking has finally come to her, she tells her fans, thanks to her ‘silent walking’.
“Look, the universe and your intuition comes to you through whispers, so if you’re never alone with your thoughts and you never get quiet you’re gonna miss the whispers,” she continues.
“And those whispers are the most important to be paying attention to… suddenly all these ideas are flowing into me because I’m giving them space to enter.
“Look, if I can do it, you can do it. I promise, just try it out… Give yourself the gift of getting quiet and listening to those whispers.”
The term “silent walking” was supposedly coined by New York City influencer Arielle Lorre back in January, so while Maio may have been the one to popularise it, she wasn’t the one who came up with it.
She too has spoken about the benefits of silent walks – saying that she feels all her senses instantly go to high alert.
Lorre explained: “I smell everything, I hear everything, I am seeing everything, and it’s so grounding for me,” she said.
“I know the hot girl walk had its moment. I’m trying to make the silent walk girl, or guy, or whatever, a thing.”
The reaction to this new trend has been mixed on social media, with some people sharing their experiences with ‘silent walking’.
One person writes: “I’ve been doing this for two months daily. And it’s GAME CHANGING.”
Another viewer shares: “I tried this! All my brain could think about was the last TikTok I saw. I had ‘white people taco night’ song stuck in my head for an hour.”
“I love silent walking!! Great for manifesting,” adds a third.
However, others have mocked the video as Maio has seemingly claimed that walking without technology is this revolutionary, therapeutic technique.
One person says: “Is this real? This is just walking… like how people did it before technology.”
“Gen Z just discovered walking y’all” writes another person – accompanied with laughing emojis.
Someone else pens: “So just going for a walk like we all did in the 90s???”
Even though people are laughing and making fun of this new fad, it does show how reliant on technology we all are. In fact, some people think going for a 30-minute walk without using any technology is “game-changing.”
Numerous studies have shown that spending time online can have a drastic impact on your mental wellbeing.
According to Science Daily, an over-reliance on your device can lead to lazy thinking and can significantly reduce our cognitive thinking – the mental process that we go through to understand information and turn it into knowledge, as per James Cook University.