Author Topic: Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of killing  (Read 1825 times)

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1. The 9 to 5 work week

2. Focus groups

3. Dinner dates

4. Cruises

5. Napkins

6. Running

7. Golf

8. Soap bars

9. Sex

10. Relationships

11. Marriage

12. Face-to-face interaction

13. Vacations

14. Homeownership

15. Wine corks

16. Diamonds

17. Department stores

Fleshed out here:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/here-are-all-of-the-things-millennials-have-been-accused-of-killing-2017-05-22

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And to most of those 17, I say "About time!"

The more I read/hear people complain about millennials, the more I like them.

Bonus... I just got my sorry middle-aged a## dragged up a hard (for me) climb yesterday by a millennial and the bonus is that I learned a lot of new phrases

"10 on the Sickter Scale"
"Welcome to Gnarnia"

stick in my mind.

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Millennials are the new whipping boy.  Gen Xers were considered lazy until they (we) made the Internet user-friendly to sell things on and made the Internet boom of the late 1990s.  

Then we were considered OK.

Millennials aren't any worse than any of the rest of us.  But I do see that they've gotten the short end of the stick in a lot of things and actually have a reason to b###h about it.

But hey, nobody likes a whiner.

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We should make a list of all the things the Greatest Generation killed... Sure, fascism. That was a good one. But then there's a lot in the debits column too.

This whole narrative of generations makes me bothered.

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Re: Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of killing
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 07:16:56 AM »
Most of which is based on technology developed by the generation before them. I agree, the constant hit to Millenials is disgusting. They are just young people trying to make their way in the world as we did, with some benefits but their own package of hardships to endure. It is ageism, pure and simple, we wouldn't bash our old like this, why do we feel it is okay to bash our young adults? I feel sorry for the poor kids, when we were growing up it was just grumpy old grandad on the street or newspapers we could ignore, for them, with the Internet, it is everywhere  >:(.

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Re: Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of killing
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 08:26:57 PM »
Now apparently they are killing Costco
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/will-millennials-kill-costco/2018/01/19/d0de5dec-fb9e-11e7-a46b-a3614530bd87_story.html?utm_term=.a8f1710a5c02

Is it necessary to point out that choosing not to patronize a business which, by they way, their great grandparents didn't patronize either, is an interesting definition of "killing."

In other words instead of saying "Costco successfully exploited a basic glitch in the wetware of Boomers, but as Millennials patch that glitch, the Costco business model is faltering" they just say "The outsize and unrestrained Boomer love of wasting hours of every week wandering around cavernous retail spaces is the status quo, the nature of things, the right and just state of the world. Millennials have burned down that just and right world."

The more I read about how bad Millennials are, the less I like Boomers (and technically, I am one).

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Re: Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of killing
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 12:24:39 AM »
>Boomers

Honestly, I don't think there has been a more privileged (and consequently narcissistic) generation in US history.  There are exceptions of course, and I don't think it applies to the rest of the world.

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Re: Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of killing
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 12:28:23 PM »
>Boomers

I'm a Boomer too and I agree with Ergo and LM.  Even with all their faults I dearly miss the Greatest Generation. We Boomers are in charge now and I'm scared.

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Re: Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of killing
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 01:19:47 PM »
yep
Mr. Mackin

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Re: Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of killing
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 06:55:56 PM »
>why do we feel it is okay to bash our young adults?

Its a bit of blaming the victim I think.  They're the ones who are inheriting the mess.

>Greatest Generation

I still have my Grandmother, she's the last in my family.  TGG grew up hungry and poor, then had to fight and later rebuild after the destruction imposed on them from previous generations.  They were largely not in control of world events, but had to carry the burdens.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 07:21:16 PM by littleman »

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Re: Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of killing
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 03:47:24 AM »
I read somewhere that they were killing motorcycles. Personally, I'm with the millennials on this one.

Harley-Davidson to close Kansas City plant as sales slump

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/01/31/harley-davidson-kansas-city-sales-slump/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-harley-davidson-shuts-down-plant-20180130-story.html
« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 03:51:51 AM by rcjordan »

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Re: Here are all of the things millennials have been accused of killing
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 11:52:36 AM »
Really it's the aging of the Boomers that is killing motorcycle sales. That and it keeps getting harder every  year to get a motorcycle endorsement.

I think urban Millennials would take up scooters if American cities accommodated them the way European cities do, with designated parking and such.   But American cities and car drivers tend to be hostile.  Sprawl kills off scooters in the suburbs.

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