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Millennials Share the Most Ridiculous Things They’ve Been Accused of Killing

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Kids these days

There are nearly 73 million millennials living in the United States today. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, this generation is set to surpass Baby Boomers in 2019. And as you’ve almost certainly heard by now, Millennials ruin everything.

Defined as those reaching adulthood in the early 21st century (i.e. those born roughly between 1982-2004, depending on whom you ask), Millennials have been called “the next Great Generation,” but they’ve also been blamed for just about everything that’s wrong with the world today.

Why is it that older people generally love blaming younger people for the world’s problems? Perhaps it’s because so many young people tend to be fairly ageist, disregarding and othering their elders as archaic or useless. Really, it’s a pretty pathetic cycle repeated on both ends of the age spectrum, but never has it been stronger than in our interconnected world today when everyone has the ability to share their behavior and other people have the ability to voice their reaction to it.

If you fall into the age group of being a Millennial—whether or not you think you act like one—you’ve probably been blamed for some abstract problem or another. Millennials of Reddit were asked to share the most ridiculous things they’ve been accused or ruining or killing, and their answers show just how absurd these claims truly are.

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