Millennial Memes Reluctantly Approved by Generation Y
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Ah, millennials, also known as Generation Y. This generation reached adulthood at the start of the 21st century and have come to be associated with a variety of not-so-nice social and cultural attributes. This generation was born in the early 1980s, so they still recall what life was like in the pre-internet days, yet they’ve also come of age during a time when technology was developing at an incredibly rapid pace. They lived through the 1990s in its entirety, embracing “Friends” hairstyles and listening to 3 Doors Down on their brand new mp3 players. They were some of the first people to have and use an email address regularly. They grew up on Instant Messenger and were Facebook’s earliest users.
Since the dawn of time, previous generations have looked at younger generations with disdain and mistrust, yet these conflicts have never been more contentious than they are between Baby Boomers and millennials. Boomers think Gen Y is lazy, entitled, absorbed by their phones and social media, and wasting their money on weird stuff like avocado toast. Millennials think Boomers ruined the planet environmentally and left them with a huge mess to clean up across the board. Who’s right and who’s wrong? Let’s go to the memes.
Oh, How Times Have Changed
Gone are the days when your mother warned you against sitting too close to the TV. Nowadays we’re getting closer and closer to actually putting the videos right inside our eyeballs… and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Mullet Cuts, Parachute Pants, and So Much Hairspray….
But yeah, hipsters are weirdos, am I right? Skinny jeans and tidy facial hair? Psh. That’s lame.
They’re Not Wrong
Hmm, the world’s environment is circling the drain, politics are more divisive than ever, and white supremacy is making a comeback.
Can’t imagine why they’re depressed.
Not a Sunny Picture
Maybe if previous generations hadn’t sucked the world dry of its natural resources… but that’s none of our business.
This Does Not Compute
Why in the world would he ever assume that you’d be promoted at work simply because they’re short-staffed? What an antiquated notion.
“I feel pretty okay about all of my other transgressions, but not being in crippling debt sounds next to godliness.”
Stop Being a Burden Already!
Ugh, millennials! Thinking they have a right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” and all that. So entitled.
Won’t You Please Think of Gil?
Yet another thing those pesky millennials are killing. And here you thought that the doorbell industry was too big to fail.
It’s an Emergency
Calling over your low bank balance isn’t even the weirdest call those 911 operators receive.
Who’s Laughing Now, Pops?
We have a certain set of skills that certain other generations might find… useful.
Keep your chin up, millennials. The world will belong to you soon enough, and then it will be your turn to pick on the younger generation!