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Corona vacation, why some millennials only see cheap flights and resorts in the pandemic

It doesn’t look like millennials fear for their lives because they are “here for a good time, not a long time”.

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Catch flights, not feelings.

These words of wisdom are a subtle joke on millennials and their damaged ways of dealing with their ‘feelings’. However, the novel coronavirus outbreak has reinvented this catchphrase. Instead of catching feelings and on the expense of catching infections, 90s kids are exploring prospects of a ‘corona vacation’.

In light of the outbreak, millennials have unearthed an opportunity in cheap flights, but one that comes with just a healthy amount of threat to their lives. It doesn’t look like millennials fear for their lives because they are “here for a good time, not a long time”.

Nothing, not even coronavirus, can practically scare millennials. Their existence has become a series of life hacks against imminent dangers — including battling patriarchy, trying to overthrow fascist leaders, and convincing the Earth to stay on, just a little bit longer.


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Is death a joke?

If you’re a regular social media user, you may have stumbled across a trend that’s hard to ignore. Millennials are disturbingly comfortable with the notion of their own death. Take coronavirus for instance, they would rather board a flight to have lunch in Puerto Rico and face the risk of infection than take preventive measures.

Some claim to be so fed up with their lives that they’d rather begin again than go down the same road.

But others don’t even make the effort of pretending that they want to stay alive.

It’s such a sad time to be alive that millennials joke about facing the risk of coronavirus than dealing with their everyday lives. There’s hardly anything to be hopeful about. Our government brazenly persecutes minority citizens without any consequences. Women still fall victim to patriarchy in the most grotesque ways. Our cities can run out of water any minute now. University campuses are turning into war zones. And, despite being qualified, we have to scramble for jobs.

And mind you, these are the problems only the privileged can afford to worry about.

So, why not take that risky trip to Italy, now that flight rates are finally affordable?


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Bad economics 

Since money apparently solves everything, it brings us to the biggest problem of all. The world has accused millennials of being bad savers. To put it harshly, they barely have money to save. A 2017 survey had found that ‘young millennials’, those between 18 and 24 years of age, had less than $1,000 in their bank accounts.

Since millennials are already reportedly bad at saving, what makes you think that they wouldn’t take the opportunity of travelling the world by cheap flights?

On the other hand, some boomers blame millennials for ‘killing the economy’ because they are saving money and not spending enough.

It’s funny that the boomers call millennials the ‘worry generation’. We also worry because we are confused. It might have helped us if boomers ‘worried’ a little bit too.


Also read: Don’t hate millennials for not buying cars. They will be driving India’s economy soon


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