It is easy to classify memes as a “young person” thing. After all, they were pioneered by millennials and young Gen Xers in the 2000s and, ever since, have been more a part of “youth culture” than nearly any identifiable subculture. There are kids alive today who have never known a world before internet memes. They were born at the dawn of image macros and will die with whatever horrifying concoction of memes that will emerge in the 2080s.
That being said, memes aren’t just for us digital natives; it’s also for the aging, the aged, and the middle aged. Anyone who is internet savvy enough to use a search engine has a place in the meme world. There are memes for everyone, from illiterate babies to geriatric people clinging to life itself. These hilarious memes strike a good balance, finding something for funny people of all ages and backgrounds.