Here Are All The Things Millennials Are Killing, According To Olds
Are millennials causing society's downfall? If you asked a baby boomer, the answer is probably a resounding yes. Any non-millennial will agree that millennials are murderers. They are killing industries with their newfangled technology and ethically sourced, all-natural knives. Don't forget the fact that they're all so busy spending their money on avocado toast they can't buy anything else - much less a home.
To baby boomers, millennials are wild cards who shoulder massive student debt while ditching the traditional 9-to-5 jobs. If you've owned a house since you were the ripe old age of 27, there's no way you'd possibly relate to the fact that minimum wage hasn't increased with inflation. You're one of the oldies who could afford college on a part-time salary, so you wouldn't understand truths about millennials.
Due to the differences in economy and society from the 20th to the 21st century, baby boomers and millennials have a hard time seeing eye-to-eye. In fact, there are tons of times when older generations wrongly blame millennials. However, this list outlines the times when baby boomers are right - millennials are killing certain industries and fads. Here are all the things millennials are burying out back - from fabric softener to "breastaurants." Baby boomers only: vote up the best things that millennials are killing.
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Millennials have starting spending their first few weeks of married life separated. The New York Times noted a trend in "unimoons" - individual honeymoons where couples travel separately. According to the New York Post, one in four Americans prefer traveling alone. This statistic apparently applies to couples who cannot agree on where to spend their newlywed vacation, prompting them to take their own trips.
One groom who spent his honeymoon away from his wife speculates that the new trend is "tied with workaholism and being on the work-and-spend treadmill [because] you can’t even coordinate one of the most important times of your life together."
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The Real Estate Industry
It's not a secret that millennials aren't buying homes. Whether it's because they spend all their cash on avocado toast and $5 Starbucks lattes, or they're underpaid and have massive student loan debt, is up for debate.
Either way, only a third of millennials are homeowners (the same amount of millennials who also live with parents). This 2016 statistic is the lowest rate homeownership has seen since the '60s.
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Ever feel like every millennial dude is a fuccboi? Probably because they are. Millennials are apparently killing relationships.
According to research conducted by Gallup, only 16% of millennials were married and 14% were living with their significant others in 2014. The rest of them were apparently running around in sin and swiping Tinder.
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The mark of a strong man or woman is a strong handshake. That is, unless you're a millennial who doesn't subscribe to baby boomers' weird social mores.
According to the Journal of Hand Therapy, millennials have significantly weaker handshakes than their counterparts in the '80s.
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Saying "Merry Christmas"
Millennials are more likely to wish people "Happy Holidays," according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. With most claiming they prefer the inclusive nature of the phrase, 53% of adults under 30 prefer the neutral greeting over "Merry Christmas," making them the only age group to do so.
Even if they're killing the phrase, millennials aren't killing Christmas - yet. The same poll indicates that over two-thirds of Americans under 30 plan to put up a Christmas tree.
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From 2009 to 2014, cereal sales dropped by 5%. Of course, millennials are to blame.
According to The New York Times, the most notorious generation isn't eating cereal anymore because it's just too much work for their frazzled, stressed-out, snowflake brains. In a batch of thrilling new research, 40% of millennials reported that cereal was just too inconvenient because they had to clean up after eating it.