Everyone loves to hate Millennials…even Millennials. Most of this hate is unearned—the result of self-satisfied Baby Boomers sucking the world dry, ruining the economy, and then handing the next generation a fatally flawed system and blaming them if they don’t thrive in it. But it does play a role in Millennial culture.
So in this atmosphere of acrimony and malaise Millennials have formed their own culture, equal parts self-protective and self-critical, to help them navigate a confusing, tumultuous, and tiring world. This Millennial culture involves things like lo-fi beats and houseplants—pastel colors and tiny beanie hats. Don’t ask us why, it just does. It also celebrates things like being introverted or anti-social that previous generations previously looked down upon. If Boomers celebrated the virtues of free love, Millennials find ecstasy in canceling plans.
Here are 30 painfully accurate examples of Millennial culture in all its angsty modern glory.
This is Millennial culture pic.twitter.com/YAw5hUB5At
— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) January 10, 2018
Millennial culture is not being able to afford to go to the doctor for your increased blood pressure due to all the sodium you consumed because you can only afford to eat ramen
— Admiral Snaccbar (@SimplySnaccbar) July 3, 2019
Millennial culture is spending multiple years and thousands of dollars getting a degree in something you’re passionate about but being more proud that you went to the grocery store and made yourself a Whole Meal
— Kyle 🌱 (@KylePlantEmoji) February 5, 2019
Millennial culture is daydreaming how much you’d help your friends if you were ever to get rich.
— Amber Williams (@Ambaaargh) June 28, 2019
millennial culture is being jealous of sleeping beauty, not because of the prince and true love, but because she got to sleep
— varsha venkat (@varsha_venkat_) April 28, 2019
I just thought “what would happen if I put la croix in my oil diffuser” and I think I’ve just reached peak millennial
— Caleb Tolin (@calebtolin) June 29, 2019
“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
My grandparents at 30: Holocaust survivors, married w/3 kids.
Me at 30: I can’t believe Postmates is down and I have go out in public with my stupid face and interact with humans.
— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) August 11, 2018
millennial culture is preferring to say a phrase like “hammerspank my hog” instead of “masturbate”
— bad boy (@badboychadhoy) June 27, 2019
millennial culture is spending what little money you have on nerd shit that makes you happy as the world falls apart around you
— Nash (@Nasharchy) September 17, 2017