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Millennials are killing everything

If you are reading news headlines, that wouldn’t surprise you, that millennials are actually serial killers.

They have already killed many things and are killing even more.

I thought of this recently, procrastinating, as usual, instead of preparing to this talk. I’ve tried to count all the things millennials killed (or killing them right now) since 2016. (And I took this year as it becomes a year people started to notice. Nobody knows how many things were defeated by them before!)

More than 400 things, business, habits, industries have been killed since that time. Just reading all the names would take much longer than we’ve allowed staying in this restaurant.

So, I will just name a few.

2016 is the year, people become aware. In the article on June 30, The Economist tried to alert people, that millennials killing diamonds, refusing to pay a ton of money for crystals, mined by big corporations in illegal mines of Africa. Millennials decided to go with artificial diamonds or without diamonds at all. But most of the people didn’t see that as the problem. They laughed about that article. They didn’t understand another problem coming from this one. By refusing to buy diamonds, millennials also refused to go deep into debts, killing credit cards on their way.

To go under one’s breath, millennials switched to smaller things to kill. They killed paper napkins by using towels. Then they tried to kill plastic straws. They weren’t successful on the first run, but as we see now, they are progressing in this fight.

Government, police, and makers of the DUI devices were among those who were hit at most. A significant income share was effectively killed by millennials, who started using Lyft and Uber to avoid getting DUI.

Personal relationships and habits also weren’t left alone. Millennials started with dating, changing an old good way of meeting somebody in a bar to the process of swiping left and right. Then they started to stay longer dating, delaying getting married, buying houses, and even avoiding divorces! Just think of the huge income drop for all the people in real estate, wedding, and divorce layers industries.

I can add more examples, like Big Mac, Applebees, Travel agents, Cars, Brunches, Home Depo, even Handshakes!

But I think it is clear for you now that millennials are killing everything.