I'm a millennial and I've noticed a lot of things about my generation that I don't like. I don't like the fact that we're over-educated and underemployed. I also don't like the fact that many peers I've met are entitled spoiled brats. I don't like that people's activism and demands for a better life begin and end with social media rants, passionate displays of expressions where the longing for a better, more fulfilling and meaningful life are rarely acted upon.
But, in defense of millennials, we're living in a much different time now. The quality of education in America has seriously declined because educational institutions rely on a business model that accepts pretty much any student and churns out degrees like they're giving our black belts at Tiger Schulmann's. Then there's the simple fact that everything costs a heck of a lot more: school, housing, property, property taxes, cars; adjusted for inflation and we're still getting reamed harder than baby boomers or anyone else in previous generations.
Yet, Millennials are still being blamed for "killing" just about every industry or business that's failing these days.
It's become somewhat of a running joke for everyone on the internet.
Millennials Are Killing The Racist Statue Industry— KRANG T. NELSON (@KrangTNelson) August 15, 2017
There are so many headlines accusing millennials of "killing" things off, that one woman, Twitter user @theindiaalto, decided to take action.
I think I'm going a make a collage of headlines about millennials killing things and hang it on my wall.— regan (@theindiealto) July 27, 2017
Turns out she wasn't joking.
She actually printed out all of the headlines and centered them around a traditional millennial dish: avocado toast. Note how the board looks like a collection of headlines a serial killer would keep as a trophy for themselves.
Twitter thought it was brilliant.
Sell these as prints and call it Millenial Mausoleum— Michael Steeber (@MichaelSteeber) August 16, 2017
my mom: the boomers already killed everything, why are they blaming it on you guys?— Myst (@mystbloom) August 15, 2017
Millennials are killing the ability for boomers to pass blame on them.— Ranor (@ohgoditsranor) August 15, 2017
She even turned it into a T-shirt and poster.
What else are millennials going to be accused of destroying?