28 Millennial Memes Reluctantly Approved by Generation Y

You won't need a safe space to enjoy these memes

Group of shocked business people with eyeglasses reading documents in the office.

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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

millennials wearing virtual reality glasses

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....

80s fashions like mullet cuts and parachute pants

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

comedian saying he relates but is still offended

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!

cartoon about Millennials killing everything baby boomer-related

Via Reddit 

Chain restaurants, playing golf, taking vacations... millennials are ruining everything!

05
of 28

Not a Sunny Picture

Image portraying Generation X having a bright vision for future but Millennials do not

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

meme about how Baby Boomers never take no for an answer

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!

if there was a zombie apocalypse my generation would have zombie activists

Via Reddit

Or at least, they were people. Once.

08
of 28

SnapChat Will Outlast Us All

pictures of grandparents as teens using snapchat filters will someday be a thing

Via Reddit 

Grandpa, what big ears you have!

09
of 28

Preach!

adults complaining about millennials are complaining about the awful role models they themselves have been

Via Reddit 

"Sudden Clarity Clarence" has never been more spot on, and that's saying something.

10
of 28

This Does Not Compute

Boomer Dad doesn't understand how modern workplaces take advantage of employees

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.

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of 28

Real Talk

millennial in church asks for forgiveness -- for his student loans

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

man tells woman she's what's wrong with the world for using Apple pay so she pays for his coffee too

Via Reddit 

Kill 'em with kindness, I always say.

13
of 28

Stop Being a Burden Already!

millennials are obsessed with healthcare. In previous generations we just died

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!"

Baby boomers think millennials are messed up but they were the generation that gave toddlers whiskey for teething pain

Via Reddit 

They've got to toughen up at some point, right?

15
of 28

What's the Rush?

older couple in their 60s at kid's high school graduation because they had them so late in life

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

When he wants Neflix and Chill and you just want Netflix

Via Reddit

Sometimes Netflix just means Netflix!

17
of 28

Welcome to My World

Millennials don't like going out

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?

millennials are killing the doorbell industry by texting 'here'

Via Reddit

Yet another thing those pesky millennials are killing. And here you thought that the doorbell industry was too big to fail.

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of 28

*Raising Hand Tentatively*

For every Boomer that hates a Millennial, there's a generation in between that hates you both

Via Reddit 

Generation X reporting for duty.

20
of 28

Hypocrites? Us?

photo from the 50s of people reading newspapers on a bus

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

Monopoly game for Millennials

Via Instagram 

Games can sometimes be too realistic. This is one of those times.

23
of 28

It's an Emergency

work until your bank account looks like a phone number: 911

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?

Everyone hates millennials until it's time to conver a PDF to a Word document

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

millennials survive on air and student loan debt

Via Instagram 

Student loan debt = breakfast of champions!

26
of 28

Good Answer

millennials are obsessed with food because we need it to live

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

employers looking for young people with 30 years of experience

Via Imgur

No wonder millennials are so broke all the time.

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of 28

Welcome to the Now

2016 American dream is getting a job that brings in enough money not to starve

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!