Hard times for young people today, hilarity for everybody else.
The late great Stephen Hawking did say "Life would be tragic if it weren't funny". We young folks have only our tweets and our wits to best to stave off the knowledge that ours is the first generation to have a lower life expectancy than their parents since a world war kinda messed up the math. Here's some of the best efforts made towards dealing with it all.
1. First off, we're pretty tired of the pseudo-inspirational stories of "makin' it!" that all seem to have a hidden catch.
Paragraph 1: In tough economic times, it can seem impossible to pay off your debts & get on the property ladder. Here's the inspiring tale of how one regular, average 30-year-old did it!— Shaun (@shaun_jen) February 19, 2018
Paragraph 3: They always buy store-brand.
Paragraph 8: In 2008 their parents gave them 100k
2. We're getting hung up on certain details our parents don't.
babyboomers: when will Bridget Jones find love and who will she choose in this nebulous love triangle— Shower Wine 🍷💐🎨 (@ragsoflove) March 1, 2018
millennials: how on earth did Bridget afford her own flat in Borough market when she works in publishing
3. There are a lot of classics that are losing their appeal.
There should be a millenial edition of Monopoly where you just walk round the board paying rent, never able to buy anything.— joe (@mutablejoe) November 26, 2016
4. 'When I was young, we pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps!' Well, things were different then.
Maybe if millennials spent less on brunch and more on particle physics research they could travel to 1974 and afford a house. Just a thought— Vichy Thought Leader (@i_zzzzzz) October 16, 2016
5. We get blamed for everything.
If all millennials suddenly died the next day’s article would be “How millennials are driving up funeral costs”— the hippo account (@InternetHippo) March 19, 2017
6. There are actually people out there blaming our dining habits for the price of homes these days.
7. Our cost-saving measures are different, as are often our conflict resolution measures.
"Millennials are so entitled!"— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) February 23, 2016
Aye well I don't see 20-somethings screaming for the manager because their coupon expired a month ago, Janet
8. We're expected to just accept our distractions and be at peace with our situation.
i love how baby boomers think when millennials use their phones they're just staring at a blank screen like mindless zombies...like no bitch i'm reading the news and lookin at anime tiddies, the future is NOW karen— j.ne 🤖 (@hurricanejaneyy) November 17, 2017
9. The job market is tough, and old-timey gestures haven't kept their lustre.
10. The older folks got there first, had a better labor union, got a good contract, but still...
Baby boomers be making 170k a year and don't know how to rotate PDFs— Sorcerer Supreme (@LikwidCyance) November 16, 2016
11. You'd need $100K a year to afford an average house in Los Angeles.
If I had a dollar for every time a BabyBoomer complained about my generation, I'd have enough money to buy a house in the market they ruined— The Sun, The Moon & This Bitch. (@talzir) March 15, 2015
12. It really does seem like we can't do anything right.
13. Again - people actually think our food choices are the problem.
15. The times, they are a-changin'.