Over the last 20 years or so, it seems like Millennials have caught beef with every other generation. We long ago got fed up with the “lazy entitled kids” think pieces, and the mismatch of lifestyle expectation and economic reality.

Twitter user @LouisatheLast laid out her working theory on why Millennials have essentially been handed a no-win situation, and it’s got a lot of people talking.

It’s pretty common knowledge at this point that cost of living has continued to rise while wages have more or less stagnated. It’s a very different playing field than the one enjoyed by previous generations.

The “Millennials are Killing the ________ Industry” became a meme long ago; the sad joke being that we simply can’t afford a lot of the indulgences we’re expected to.

Most Millennials have a lot of debt; a huge chunk from student loans. Higher education costs have skyrocketed in recent decades, far beyond the simple rate of inflation.

Honestly, it rings true. And the few government representatives who actually do come from a typical Millennial experience are degraded as being unqualified by virtue of, I don’t know, not being rich. It’s all pretty hypocritical through the lens of the American ideal of honest work.

The thread attracted a lot of supporters who augmented the reasoning with points of their own:

Some pointed out the changes in what a “job” even means.

There was a time not long ago when a college education was the exception, not the expected rule. That’s changed.

All in all, the thread was well received.

And of course, there were the oh-so-clever detractors.

What do you think? Fair assessment? Bad perspective?

Are you millennial? Are you feeling this thread in your very soul?

Let us know in the comments.