It began with the best intentions, but as things on Twitter tend to go, things quickly devolved into a mess of memes, sadness, and somehow, compassion and encouragement.

It appears to have started when one user tweeted, “there’s only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished?” The prompt then made its way throughout the various corners of Twitter. 

˗ˏˋ tony ˎˊ˗@stfutony

there’s only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished?31.7K11:41 PM – Nov 11, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy16.2K people are talking about this

Some people replied earnestly, proudly sharing things that they achieved in the past 10 years. 

˗ˏˋ tony ˎˊ˗@stfutony · Nov 11, 2019

there’s only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished?

Joey@JiuJitsuDev

Bryn Donovan@BrynDonovanReplying to @stfutony

– published 4 novels
– donated a kidney to a stranger
– launched a blog
– published 2 books for writers
– had my own greeting card line
– made new friends
– helped launch a publishing house
– moved to LA
– was on TV twice
– visited Costa Rica, Iceland, Paris
– gave up alcohol1327:00 AM – Nov 13, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Bryn Donovan’s other Tweets

You’ll see plenty of things to be proud of when scrolling through the various threads and responses, but others were understandably critical of the Tweet and the ease with which it could turn into an accomplishment-touting online screaming match.

So the internet did what it does best and responded with jokes — jokes with varying degrees of criticism, all of which made us laugh, then laugh nervously, and try not to cry.

Fronks@FrankyBroReplying to @stfutony

This has just became a license for people to flex on all their followers. Change my mind. https://twitter.com/stfutony/status/1193954501620690944 …˗ˏˋ tony ˎˊ˗@stfutonythere’s only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished?1,1875:45 PM – Nov 12, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy88 people are talking about this

Ross McCafferty@RossMcCaff

Seeing another one of those “what have you achieved this decade” posts

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664:30 PM – Nov 13, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy31 people are talking about this

▪︎ⓜⓐⓛⓐⓚ▪︎@signofthefallsReplying to @stfutony

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Jay H. Holloway@bonesnail

Not to be sincerely cheesy but maybe the greatest achievement of our decades was the friends we made along the way.10.7K3:16 AM – Nov 14, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy4,703 people are talking about this

Sandra Newman@sannewman

there’s ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished? more than that month has. that month didn’t even begin yet, and it’s November. fuck you, December, you worthless piece of shit3228:41 AM – Nov 14, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy59 people are talking about this

dishonorable titty@kenwayregrets

“what have you accomplished this decade?” what are you a fuckin cop. mind your business.3,8898:08 AM – Nov 14, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy1,406 people are talking about this

catling @maryswraith

twitter: what have you ACCOMPLISHED this year/decade/life
me:178:23 PM – Nov 13, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee catling ‘s other Tweets

 Seeds | Vote Labour @seedsinthewaste

ThErE’s OnE mOnTH lEfT iN tHiS dEcaDe wHaT hAVe yOu aChIeVeD

Idk, not been murdered by a man? Shut the fuck up.433:47 PM – Nov 13, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee  Seeds | Vote Labour ‘s other Tweets

Please don’t let that “what have you accomplished this decade?” twitter thing make you feel bad. Everyone has their own journey, challenges, privilege, luck, etc. that play into it. Just do your best and try hard to be compassionate with yourself. 😀1,1171:35 AM – Nov 14, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy365 people are talking about this

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