Humor Web Humor 28 Millennial Memes Reluctantly Approved by Generation Y You won't need a safe space to enjoy these memes Share PINTEREST Email Print Skynesher / Getty Images Web Humor Memes Holiday Humor By Beverly Jenkins Beverly Jenkins Beverly Jenkins is a humor and pop culture writer. She has published three web humor books and six calendars, including You Had One Job! and Photobombed. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 10/31/19 Ah, millennials, also known as Generation Y. This generation reached adulthood at the start of the 21st century and have come to be associated with a variety of not-so-nice social and cultural attributes. This generation was born in the early 1980s, so they still recall what life was like in the pre-internet days, yet they've also come of age during a time when technology was developing at an incredibly rapid pace. They lived through the 1990s in its entirety, embracing "Friends" hairstyles and listening to 3 Doors Down on their brand new mp3 players. They were some of the first people to have and use an email address regularly. They grew up on Instant Messenger and were Facebook's earliest users. Since the dawn of time, previous generations have looked at younger generations with disdain and mistrust, yet these conflicts have never been more contentious than they are between Baby Boomers and millennials. Boomers think Gen Y is lazy, entitled, absorbed by their phones and social media, and wasting their money on weird stuff like avocado toast. Millennials think Boomers ruined the planet environmentally and left them with a huge mess to clean up across the board. Who's right and who's wrong? Let's go to the memes. 01 of 28 Oh, How Times Have Changed Via Reddit Gone are the days when your mother warned you against sitting too close to the TV. Nowadays we're getting closer and closer to actually putting the videos right inside our eyeballs... and we wouldn't have it any other way. 02 of 28 Mullet Cuts, Parachute Pants, and So Much Hairspray.... Via Reddit But yeah, hipsters are weirdos, am I right? Skinny jeans and tidy facial hair? Psh. That's lame. 03 of 28 They're Not Wrong Via Reddit Hmm, the world's environment is circling the drain, politics are more divisive than ever, and white supremacy is making a comeback. Can't imagine why they're depressed. 04 of 28 Kill ALL the Things! Via Reddit Chain restaurants, playing golf, taking vacations... millennials are ruining everything! 05 of 28 Not a Sunny Picture Via Reddit Maybe if previous generations hadn't sucked the world dry of its natural resources... but that's none of our business. 06 of 28 Settle Down, Karen Via Reddit Why take no for an answer when you can just ask to speak to the manager? 07 of 28 Zombies Are People Too! Via Reddit Or at least, they were people. Once. 08 of 28 SnapChat Will Outlast Us All Via Reddit Grandpa, what big ears you have! 09 of 28 Preach! Via Reddit "Sudden Clarity Clarence" has never been more spot on, and that's saying something. 10 of 28 This Does Not Compute Via Reddit Why in the world would he ever assume that you'd be promoted at work simply because they're short-staffed? What an antiquated notion. 11 of 28 Real Talk Via Reddit "I feel pretty okay about all of my other transgressions, but not being in crippling debt sounds next to godliness." 12 of 28 Take That, Boomer Via Reddit Kill 'em with kindness, I always say. 13 of 28 Stop Being a Burden Already! Via Reddit Ugh, millennials! Thinking they have a right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" and all that. So entitled. 14 of 28 Don't Forget to Let Infants "Cry It Out!" Via Reddit They've got to toughen up at some point, right? 15 of 28 What's the Rush? Via Reddit It's not like we could afford to have kids before then. 16 of 28 Just Chill on the Netflix and Chill, Please Via Reddit Sometimes Netflix just means Netflix! 17 of 28 Welcome to My World Via Imgur It's nice here. Safe, warm... and we have cookies! You'll find no FOMO here. 18 of 28 Won't You Please Think of Gil? Via Reddit Yet another thing those pesky millennials are killing. And here you thought that the doorbell industry was too big to fail. 19 of 28 *Raising Hand Tentatively* Via Reddit Generation X reporting for duty. 20 of 28 Hypocrites? Us? Via Reddit I don't see it. 21 of 28 You Got This, Bro Via Reddit May I offer you a hug? Some cocoa, perhaps? 22 of 28 The New Monopoly Sounds Like Fun Via Instagram Games can sometimes be too realistic. This is one of those times. 23 of 28 It's an Emergency Via Reddit Calling over your low bank balance isn't even the weirdest call those 911 operators receive. 24 of 28 Who's Laughing Now, Pops? Via Reddit We have a certain set of skills that certain other generations might find... useful. 25 of 28 You'd Think I'd Be Thinner Via Instagram Student loan debt = breakfast of champions! 26 of 28 Good Answer Via Reddit Food is awesome. It tastes good, smells good, makes us feel good, keeps us alive. What's not to like? 27 of 28 Every Job Interview Ever Via Imgur No wonder millennials are so broke all the time. 28 of 28 Welcome to the Now Via Mandatory Roller Coaster Please alter your expectations accordingly. Keep your chin up, millennials. The world will belong to you soon enough, and then it will be your turn to pick on the younger generation!