The Internet came together and took no prisoners.

Ivana Lucic   19 July 2016 19:14

Brilio.net - Millennials get a bad rep. Whether we’re lazy, self-involved or hooked on a game that reminds us of easier days as kids, it seems like we just can’t get a break. And a writer at The Economist just hit us a little too close to home. The Economist then tweeted the article with the caption: “Why aren’t Millennials buying diamonds?” which is a pretty ridiculous question to ask for someone who writes about the economy. Student debt is at an all time high in the US, totalling a whopping $1.3 trillion and crippling most who had high hopes and dreams with their higher education degrees.

Sure, ethical issues can’t be denied in the decrease of diamond sales. I won’t buy a diamond ever again if only for Leo di Caprio’s death in ‘Blood Diamond.’ And sure, kids these days are spending more on experiences and travel rather than glorified, shiny charcoal.

The Internet generation has inherited an economy that is worse that their parents, and frankly diamonds don’t make the shopping list, which usually includes Instant Noodle cups and dairy free Soy Milk, thank you very much. 

So sit back, sip on that microbrewey beer and relish in the digital face-slap that the Economist received from fellow penny-pinchers.

The truth hurts.

To be fair, I wouldn’t mind a maid.

There’s no shame, we’ve all been there.

A dose of reality.

Dollar menu for life.

Other questions we would like to have answered.

Here’s a thought.

A little help using cold, hard numbers.

Melodrama at its finest.

Everyone loves a good pun, especially one that connects everyone fav happy hour drink with the OG diamond company.

A little perspective never hurt anyone.

And to summarize, It’s pretty simple actually.

 

 

 

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