The Brief: As the decade comes to an end, memes ask people what they've accomplished and to list their favorite pop culture moments of the 2010's.
It’s the end of the decade as we know it and people are feeling all the feels. Although it’s only mid-November, people posting memes to social media reflecting on the 2010’s before the decade is officially over.
List Of Accomplishments Decade Memes
This popular Twitter meme declares that there’s only one month left in the decade and asks people to list what they’ve accomplished in the past ten years.
there’s only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished?
— ˗ˏˋ tony ˎˊ˗ (@stfutony) November 11, 2019
in no particular order i:
-graduated high school
-got into stanford (& am graduating with FOUR degrees)
-survived depression, anxiety, and disordered eating
-ended my first abusive relationship
-became a better person
-found my soulmate
— ˗ˏˋ tony ˎˊ˗ (@stfutony) November 13, 2019
I figured out what that smell was in the lounge. There was some tuna down the back of the futon.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) November 13, 2019
— graduated high school
— moved to New York
— adopted a lil fluff cat
— graduated college
— worked two dream jobs
— fell in love
— published two books
— wrote a third book
… and officially spent more than a decade on this dumb site 🙁
— Hannah Orenstein (@hannahorens) November 13, 2019
While there are many wholesome responses to this tweet, the trend has been met with backlash as it can make some people feel inadequate or unaccomplished. Thus, it’s inspired alternate prompts and tweets making fun of the premise.
Decade Meme is stressing me out, so instead:
What's one cool thing about your life today that 2010 you would absolutely loose their mind over?
— Alison Wilgus (@aliwilgus) November 13, 2019
Hey, now that "there is one month left in the decade" meme is going around, here's a reminder that "just survived" is more than good enough.
Those two words might not be a fancy impressive list, but I know how hard we work for that achievement.
It is everything.
— Ekaterine Xia (@KatjeXia) November 13, 2019
there’s only ONE month left in the decade. WHAT have you done to make your enemies curse your name and salt the earth in your wake?
— Margaret Owen, Festive Cryptid (@what_eats_owls) November 13, 2019
There's one month left in the decade: What have you done to reassure yourself it's fine that you haven't lived up to your potential because there's a fresh new 10 years ahead, all ready for you to repeat unhealthy patterns and disappoint yourself and others while death looms
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) November 14, 2019
You're going to see a lot of "BEST OF THE DECADE" lists that will stress you out. Just remember that time is fleeting, lists don't (usually) pay bills and every moment spent agonizing over them is a moment spent not figuring out how to escape the Spider With Your Dad's Face.
— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) November 14, 2019
Cultural Impact: Best Of The Twenty Teens
As 2020 looms, Twitter users are debating which movies, songs, memes, pop culture icons, etc. had the greatest cultural impact of the decade.
Many people have been sending me this, don't worry "meme of the decade" will be one of the awards in my 2019 meme awards pic.twitter.com/a9w9LSTXdL
— Dr Grandayy (@grandayy) November 14, 2019
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 14, 2019
Best movies of the decade:
2010: The Last Airbender
2011: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2012: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
2013: Thor: The Dark World
2016: The Angry Birds Movie
2017: Emoji Movie
2018: Slender Man
2019: The Angry Birds Movie 2
— Jules (@Julian_Epp) November 14, 2019
most influential people of the decade
2019: swiftie who went to prison for refusing to join the idf
— willa suspended (@poIarseltzer) November 14, 2019
my top movies of the 2010s
2014: John Wick
2017: John Wick: Chapter 2
2019: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
— eve peyser (@evepeyser) November 13, 2019
most influential people of the decade
2019: baby who went as “pants” for Halloween
— Tabir Akhter (@tabir) November 13, 2019
2010: The Social Network
2012: The Avengers
2013: Inside Llewelyn Davis
2014: Edge of Tomorrow
2015: Mad Max Fury Road
2017: Get Out
2018: Into the Spider-Verse
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) November 13, 2019
ok music twitter, my top albums of the decade:
2010: Now That's What I Call Music! 75
2011: Now That's What I Call Music! 79
2012: Now That's What I Call Music! 83
2013: Now That's What I Call Music! 84
2014-8: (did not listen to music)
2019: Now That's What I Call Music! 103
— Sam Fishell (@SamFishell) November 13, 2019