Saturday 24 February 2018

Hey kids, treat yo'self to a bleak economic future

The markers of adulthood, such as a house, are out of reach for millennials - so we spend frivolously, writes Ciara O'Connor

While it’s a neat idea that turning down brunch invitations and staying alone in your bedsit eating spaghetti hoops could help save for a property, just maybe, in 30 years — unfortunately, it’s also nice to feel human. Avocado toast, or the ritual of breaking (artisan) bread with friends of a Sunday, can do just that. Stock picture
While it’s a neat idea that turning down brunch invitations and staying alone in your bedsit eating spaghetti hoops could help save for a property, just maybe, in 30 years — unfortunately, it’s also nice to feel human. Avocado toast, or the ritual of breaking (artisan) bread with friends of a Sunday, can do just that. Stock picture

Ciara O'Connor

Us millennials aren't easy to love: we complain about being skint while spending all our money on sourdough and shoes.

We're putting off getting married and settling down - instead we are renting with a few buddies and then giving out to our parents for not treating us like adults. Right after tapping them for €50. And asking them what the red light flashing on the washing machine means.

We've taken a lot of flak for our spending habits recently - the most common accusation levelled at us is that if we can afford avocados, we can afford a house. The avocado seems to have become a punitive measure of economic prosperity.

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