Being a millennial is difficult, okay?
Our money doesn't stretch as far as that of our parents did, many of us are underemployed even with college degrees, lack health insurance and other benefits, carry way too much debt thanks to predatory lending practices, spend far too much time on Tinder and pray for the sweet release of death before the horrors of climate change whisk us away from this mortal coil.
But there's one single assessment of what millennial culture boils down to that is hilariously spot on.
And all you need is a $20 bill.
millennial culture is just passing around the same $20 to whoever needs it at the time forever— bad bunny stan (@bad bunny stan)1556064806.0
It makes sense, doesn't it? Consider:
@queenofyelling https://t.co/TAcJBC9Owz— John-Michael (@John-Michael)1556073417.0
Okay, many of us do this, too.
@queenofyelling *venmo-ing— Peter H. Michaels (@Peter H. Michaels)1556116426.0
See how that works?
@queenofyelling If you move money fast enough, it's infinite.— SnersonJim (@SnersonJim)1556139182.0
@queenofyelling Literally the service industry. Same tip, different day!— Ms. Dracarys Noir (@Ms. Dracarys Noir)1556140856.0
But... but why?
@queenofyelling I read this and immediately thought “cocaine.”— Spike Yee (@Spike Yee)1556199789.0
@queenofyelling @leninistlemon We call that the "house 20."— Michelle Mabelle (@Michelle Mabelle)1556171204.0
Take note, everyone.
@queenofyelling The sisterhood of traveling pants but with cash— Mahtab Sharifi (@Mahtab Sharifi)1556173729.0
@queenofyelling Instead of the sisters of the traveling pants it’s the millennials of the traveling $20— rogz (@rogz)1556224440.0
Okay, we guess you can have it now.
@queenofyelling Mom says it’s my turn for the $20— cate dunn (@cate dunn)1556147739.0
There are so many think pieces out there about what it means to be a millennial and those are all well and good, but this?
This makes us feel seen.