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7 Industries our Generation is Killing (and it's probably a good thing)

June 26, 2020

PROMPT: Enumeration

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  1. Diamond RingsA lot of us don't understand what's so good about diamond rings. While older generations thought of diamond rings as a symbol of love and prefered them as engagement rings, to us it just seems like a waste of money that could be spent on more important things. Those of us who still like diamonds tend to go for synthetic diamonds rather than natural ones as they are less damaging to the environment in the way they are produced.
  2. Designer Handbags: We can not even begin to understand why someone would want a $5595 Gucci handbag. Don't even get me started on how ridiculous of an idea that is. Plus most of us would rather spend that money on experiences, like travel, which give you much more value and memories. 
  3. Lottery Tickets: We're practical, which means we know that buying lottery tickets is a waste of money because the chances of you winning are so low. Plus why would you want to win the lottery? So you can buy diamond rings and Gucci handbags? Is it even worth it? 
  4. Golf: A lot of us care about things like social justice and environmentalism, which means that we want golf to die. Golf courses waste huge amounts of water, which could lead to water scarcity. The runoff from pesticides and chemical fertilizers makes things worse. And worst of all, golf is boring. Golf is also associated with the kind of rich people who no one likes. My apologies if you happen to be a golf fan, but the sport just has a really negative image. 
  5. Oil: It can be hard for the oil and gas industry to recruit workers from our generation as so many of us have ethical objections to it. We also see it as an industry that doesn't have a future. It's nonrenewable so it's doomed to fail eventually. A lot of us are putting pressure on politicians to find alternate sources of energy.  
  6. Paper Napkins: They simply aren't efficient. And our generation is practical. We buy paper towels instead because they are more absorbant. This means you don't have to use as many of them, and that wastes less paper. Napkins have more aesthetic qualities. A lot of them have nice designs on them, but who cares about that?
  7. Movie Theatres: Our generation streams everything so there's no point in movie theatres existing. Also, movies theatres are for people who have friends to go to socially- and a highly introverted person just wouldn't see the point. 
Let me know if you agree with this list or not and if there's anything else you would add.

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  • Landofstories

    replying: Thank you so much!!!!!


    4 months ago
  • Landofstories

    Also, one last question (sorry) is this apart of the civics in action thing? -https://wtw-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/Civics+in+Action+2020+Write+the+World+Participant+Application+Overview+July+2020.pdf And if it is what did you put for the piece you were most proud of? Thanks so so so much!!!!! Super helpful!


    4 months ago
  • Landofstories

    Replying:Thanks so much for getting back to me! Yes, I was definitely interested so I'll keep a lookout! Thanks so much for the compliment and the information, it was super helpful!!!


    4 months ago
  • Landofstories

    Hi, I'm not sure if it's okay to comment a question on this piece, but I hope it's okay! I was just wondering by community ambassador, what exactly does that mean? And how did you become one? Thank you so so much, and I'm so sorry if I wasn't supposed to comment here!


    4 months ago
  • black_and_red_ink

    @avoiding the big bang I probably should've including the links in the footnotes lol. I'll do that next time I write a nonfiction piece. Here's one of the articles I used: https://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-are-killing-list-2017-8#department-stores-like-macys-and-sears-15


    5 months ago
  • avoiding the big bang

    also what are your sources? not meant as a challenge or anything just wondering


    5 months ago
  • avoiding the big bang

    golf can go to hell but i will miss movie theaters


    5 months ago
  • pineapples

    "Also, movies theatres are for people who have friends to go to socially- and a highly introverted person just wouldn't see the point. "
    you know what i feel personally attacked how dare you lol


    5 months ago
  • Deleted User

    true. i agree with most things on this list


    5 months ago