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The 100 Things Millennials have ruined: A Comprehensive List

Hint: It's just about everything!

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The 100 Things Millennials have ruined: A Comprehensive List
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Millennials: the generation everyone loves to hate. The babies of 1980 to 1995 take a lot of heat. I mean, we inherited a crashed economy, earn stagnant wages, live with crippling student loan debt, and try to enact change in a rigged system but our affinity for avocado toast and use of technology has wrecked society as we know it! As a tail end millennial, I wanted to know what I was ruining and, like any other annoying millennial would, I did some research. I scoured the internet, read online newspapers and scrolled through every listicle I could find. So, in case you needed another reason to resent the millennial in your life, here are the 100 industries we've killed, things we've ruined or concepts we've destroyed.

Movies

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We're killing movie theaters, too

Sitcoms

Cable

Sorry, but Netflix and Hulu beat cable every time.

DVR

Once again, Netflix and Hulu

Golf

Find me a more expensive and boring sport, I dare you.

Running

NFL and college football

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CTE, concussions and permanent brain damage just aren't our style.

The Olympics

Gyms

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Banks

Our trust issues with the banks go way back... like all the way back to 2008.

Hotels

Vacation

Because we don't take them? or because we take too many? or is just our presence on vacation a problem?

Cruises

Post cards

But is anyone sad to see them go?

Canadian tourism

Mexican internet

Still not sure how, why or when this happened but apparently it's our fault.

Fashion

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This one may actually be our fault

Suits

Designer handbags

My $10 bag from Forever 21 will work just fine, thank you.

Stilettos

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We're not huge fans of broken ankles and permanent foot damage.

J. Crew

Department Stores

Macy's, Sears, Bon-Ton, JC Penney's... we've killed them all

Diamonds

Diamonds are little out of our price range but we can afford to propose with a ring pop!

The Anti-Aging industry

Auto marketing

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Motorcycles

Cars

Sorry for trying to save the planet

The Toyota Scion

Doorbells

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Ding-Dong the doorbell's dead!

Home Depot

Retail

Online shopping is the only way to go.

Grocery Stores

GrubHub and Postmates... all day, everyday

Costco

Cereal

Light Yogurt

Regular Yogurt is next on our list of "Things no one liked but will complain about us ruining"

McWrap

Sorry, McDonald's

Big Mac

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Marmalade

Honestly, I don't think millennials know what this is.

Beer

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Wine

I find this one very hard to believe

Wine Corks

Drinking

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Drugs

Boobs

But... how do you kill a specific body part??

Sex

Exorcisms

Does this mean millennials are less possessed? have less demons? someone please elaborate

Brunch

Wait, I thought millennials spent all of their money on avocados and Sunday brunch?!

Casual Dining

Dinner Dates

I can't pay for a fancy dinner but we can split my ramen noodles!

Applebee's

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Hooter's

Lunch

We killed brunch and lunch?! two meals?! say it ain't so!

Napkins

Did we kill just the paper ones? or the cloth ones too? Are we wiping our mouths on our sleeves? on our arms? the tablecloth? Who knew killing napkins would cause so many questions

Fabric Softener

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Print News

R.I.P every local newspaper ever

The 2016 Election

*insert deep breathing here*

Democracy

Corporate spending in elections? Russian interference? Corrupt politicians? Wrong! The correct answer was: Millennials

America

Last I checked, we we're still here... but what do I know?

Patriotism

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The American Dream

The European Union

So is Brexit our fault, too?

Working

Bosses

I'm hoping this meant the concept of a "boss"... because actually killing your boss is taking the "Millennials kill everything" way too far.

9 to 5

Probably because most of us have to work 9 to 9 to make ends meet

Salary secrecy

This one should have been dead a long time ago

Office life

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Goodbye, water cooler chats. May we never meet again.

Serendipity

The restaurant in NYC? the concept? Both?!

Loyalty programs

Loyalty in general

Relationships

Fear of commitment: Part 1

Marriage

Fear of commitment: Part 2

Starter Homes

Homeownership

On the count of 3! 1...2...3.... Renters forever!

Real Estate

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Credit

Personal Debt Industry

Good Riddance...

The Lottery

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Porn

Trees

The tree hugging, go green, recycle everything millennials are also the ones killing the trees: a conspiracy theory

Threesomes

The Oil Industry

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We like our glaciers frozen, our cities above sea level, and our polar bears alive and well

Call Centers

The Focus Group

These shouldn't have been around in the first place

Crowdfunding

Education

The crippling student loan debt? The stagnant wages for teachers? The underfunding of public schools? the school to prison pipeline? All of those are our fault? yes? oh, okay great

Gen X's Retirement

Sorry, mom and dad!

Class

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Manners

Because "It's all good" is obviously not an acceptable replacement for "you're welcome"

Face to Face Interaction

Eye contact isn't our best skill

The Value of Friendship

Baby Names

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Kulture, Danger, Payzlie, and Royalty walk into a bar...

Taking Risks

We're all scaredy cats

Handshakes

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Fish Hand handshakes for life!

Self-Pity

Everything

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