My Gen X life has been Columbused by Millennials

I consistently catch myself mistrusting millennials actions when they try to “claim” things that have existed but I have to remind myself that their obsession/fad of the month is usually spearheaded by a generation before it. The truth is, the younger generation always “secretly” admires and obsesses the generation to come before it. And since they don’t have their own culture they try to “take” it — is that called appropriation? Regardless, you can’t fault them for it; kids will be kids. :)