Millennials are killing everything. From fast food chains to the nuclear family, the most screwed generation of all time has a penchant for destroying everything the olds hold near and dear to their hearts. The millennial impact on society is often cited as a negative one, but there are "annoying" things millennials do that aren't bad and are actually being embraced by every generation - even grandmas have a Facebook account and Amazon credit card.
Despite all the millennial stereotypes, there are many helpful Gen Y and Gen Z behaviors we’ve all adopted. You may scoff at the millions of selfies this generation takes, but you can't deny the world is a better place with emojis and online shopping.
Being Way Too Into Organic Food
Millennials are often criticized for the pretentiousness in their food and dining choices, particularly for their insistence on organic foods.
Let’s face it: all the organic food is not being purchased by millennials who just finished watching Food, Inc. on Netflix. Millennials helped alert all of us to the dangers of processed foods and pesticides, and the trend is growing. Americans spent $47 billion on organic food in 2016, and it climbs every year.
Taking Brunch To The Next Level
Millennials didn't invent brunch, but there's no denying they have taken it to another level. The late-morning repast is more popular than ever, and Gen-Y has led the way.
It seems we all enjoy sleeping in a bit on the weekends, and restaurants are more than happy to oblige with brunches that grow more and more elaborate. The ritual of grabbing food with friends after a night of heavy drinking isn't unique to millennials, either; Craig Donaldson, the chief executive of Metro Bank, said older generations had similar habits of nursing hangovers at diners in their youth as well.
For many, emojis are proof positive millennials are destroying the English language. Cringing when they receive an email with a sunglasses smiley face or even a pile of excrement, many older generations silently mourn the complexities and nuances provided by the written word.
Emojis, however, are making their way beyond the millennial generation. In fact, 78% of women on the internet use emojis, no matter their age. Some academics even contend emojis and memes are actually forming a universal language that sloughs off the bounds of regionalism and builds bridges across nations.
Millennials seem to get a package from Amazon every day, and they've even started buying their groceries on the internet. Online shopping is a way of life for Generation Y.
Online shopping, however, has been around for longer than most millennials have had a debit card - and who doesn’t enjoy getting their holiday shopping done without leaving home? Nearly eight in 10 Americans shop online, and that number includes every age group.