As it turns out, being a millennial doesn’t mean that you’re lazy, entitled, and obsessed with social media. (Although it may include being annoyed that your generation is unfairly stereotyped as being lazy, entitled, and obsessed with social media.)
It all comes down to when you were born. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people who were born between 1982 and 2000 are millennials. So if you’re currently between 18 and 36, like it or not, you’re a millennial.
Part of being a millennial means you’re more likely to postpone marriage and having kids and less likely to want to own a car or to purchase a home. But luckily our social-media obsessed generation is pretty smart for being so lazy and entitled. And the funny millennials of Twitter are no exception.
I wish I loved anything as much as baby boomers love hating on millennials:
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
— Talia F E (@talzir) March 15, 2015
Which is funny because it seems like middle-aged people are the ones with no chill:
"Millennials are so entitled!"
Aye well I don't see 20-somethings screaming for the manager because their coupon expired a month ago, Janet
— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) February 23, 2016
In fact, millennials are usually much nicer people:
And at least we’re tech savvy:
Baby boomers be making 170k a year and don't know how to rotate PDFs
— Sorcerer Supreme (@LCyance) November 16, 2016
So let’s call this what it really is:
A millennial is any young person you don't like.
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) April 30, 2016
Baby boomers complain that we’re destroying the economy when they don’t pay us a living wage:
"Millennials are waiting until their 30's to get married" ya our 20's are reserved for crippling debt and unpaid internships
— Eliza Doll (@itselizadoll) June 22, 2017
And complain about how we don’t buy real estate that we’ll never be able to afford:
Millenials. Walking around like they rent the place.
— Spence (@SpenceDen) January 3, 2018
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
People think being PC is a bad thing when really we’re just not assholes:
"This generation can't take a joke"
Our entire generation laughs at fucking internet memes all day long we just don't like racist jokes
— bee (@ahoybailey) August 22, 2015
And they hate on our selfies as if narcissism didn’t exist before 1982:
They think we’re crazy for believing in universal healthcare:
You millennials and your obsession with public healthcare. Back in my day we just died
— sam (@samkru_) March 8, 2017
And yes, we love food, because who doesn’t?
need it to live. next question pic.twitter.com/PrkFHlhZ6U
— brian feldman (@bafeldman) August 14, 2015
And we love brunch, too:
My generation loves brunch because it's two hours of distraction from the fact we'll never own real estate.
— braden graeber (@hipstermermaid) March 19, 2017
And avocado toast:
plz stop calling Gen Zers ‘millennials’! Millennials don’t eat TIDE PODS we eat freaking avocados and ass.
— sarah rose (@1SarahRose) February 28, 2018
And oh yeah, about that:
Alright, I did the math. If I stopped eating avocado toast every day, I would be able to afford a bad house in Los Angeles in 642 years. pic.twitter.com/nqhiqnQ07E
— Kaleb Horton (@kalebhorton) May 15, 2017
At least we know our brand:
Millennials posting YouTube rants about how horrible millennials are is the most millennial thing you can do.
— Jared Freid (@jtrain56) April 27, 2016
Don’t be mad because you can’t understand our language:
PROSPECTIVE MILLENNIAL BABY NAMES:
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) August 3, 2015
We’re not mad because we know what’s up:
save all of us some time and replace every word of your weird article about millennials w "aging is uncomfortable and I'm afraid of change"
— 30-50 feral bogs (@bromanconsul) August 22, 2016
And we keep things in perspective:
To all the millennials who feel stressed out sometimes, try not to worry. Just think about the future, when it will all be way worse.
— [crying in spanish] (@SortaBad) April 23, 2016
But FFS, stop blaming us for all the things you ruined before we came along:
The next time somebody complains about millennials, maybe remind them which generation linoleumed over all those beautiful hardwood floors.
— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) September 22, 2013
There you have it. Millennials get a lot of hate from older generations. But we weren’t the ones who put carpet on hardwood floors or voted Trump into office, so there’s that.