Millionaire Tells Young People to Give Up Avocado Toast
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Avocado toast is a popular thing to eat in some parts of the world.
It is very easy to make.
You find some good, thick, bread and you toast it. Then you take an avocado fruit, cut it open, and remove the soft, green part. You mash it on top of the toasted bread. You add salt and pepper and, if you want, put an egg, tomato or meat on top.
That is it.
Avocado toast is on the breakfast and brunch menus at many popular restaurants. And, in some places, it costs about $15 per serving.
This week, an Australian investor who buys and sells houses and builds buildings told a news program that young adults – or millennials -- should stop eating avocado toast and start saving their money so they can buy a home.
Tim Gurner is 35 years old. He has already made hundreds of millions of dollars in his career.
He told Australia's 60 Minutes, "When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn't buying smashed avocado for $19 and four coffees at $4 each."
Many people reacted to Gurner's comments. "Avocado toast" soon became a popular topic on Facebook and Twitter.
Some young people are insulted by Gurner. They say that he is accusing them of not being smart with their money.
Twitter user Kaleb Horton wrote: "If I stopped eating avocado toast every day, I would be able to afford a bad house in Los Angeles in 642 years."
Other people on social media explained that they do not spend their money on avocado toast. Instead, they spend it on things like rent, college loans and transportation.
TIME Magazine wrote about Gurner's comments. It reported on research by investment firm Goldman Sachs, which shows that young people have different values than older generations.
When people who are 60 years old today were in their 20s and 30s, they chose to buy homes and cars, TIME wrote. Today's 20 and 30 year olds, however, value life experiences over things.
And The New York Times reported that millennials -- people between the ages of 18 and 34 -- do not actually spend any more money on travel and eating at restaurants than earlier generations.
It also said "it would take a lot of skipped avocados to put a dent in the heavy costs of home ownership." And it said that investing in a home is not always a good financial decision.
The New York Times story did suggest, however, that fans of avocado toast would be better off saving money and making their own breakfast at home. As one Twitter user wrote, homemade avocado toast only costs about $1.65.
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1.toasted bread 吐司面包
Made with three slices of usually toasted bread.
2.financial decision 财务决策
If you make a bad financial decision, make a note of it and get yourself back on track.
3.heavy cost 沉重代价
The banking system has been rescued, albeit at heavy taxpayer cost.
4.life experience 生活经验
The child talked me about his life experience.
1.They say that he is accusing them of not being smart with their money.
be accused of 谴责；控告
He was accused of stealing a small boy's bicycle
Her assistant was accused of theft and fraud by the police
2.He has already made hundreds of millions of dollars in his career.
hundreds of millions of 数百万的
The floods made hundreds of millions of people lose their homes, relatives and friends.
This event, lit by hundreds of millions of Chinese people and great patriotic fervor and sports enthusiasm!
准备几片厚面包然后烘烤 。接着将牛油果切开 。去掉内部柔软的绿色果肉 。然后将捣碎后的牛油果涂在面包上 。你还可以根据自己的口味加盐，辣椒或者鸡蛋、西红柿和肉片 。
很多受欢迎的餐厅都会在早、午餐提供牛油果吐司 。在一些地区，一份牛油果吐司的售价为15美元 。
网友纷纷回击格纳的这一言论 。“牛油果吐司”迅速成为脸书（Facebook）和推特（Twitter）的热门话题 。
一些年轻人觉得格纳的言论有点扎心 。他们表示，格纳此意是指责他们的消费理念不够明智 。
推特网友卡莱布·霍顿（Kaleb Horton）写道：“就算不吃牛油果吐司，也得在642年后才能买得起洛杉矶的小屋 。”
其他网友则站出来甩锅，他们并不吃牛油果吐司 。恰恰相反，他们的钱用来租房，还学费贷款还有交通开销 。
《时代》杂志刊登了格纳的言论 。高盛投资公司（Goldman Sachs）的研究报告显示，年轻人的价值观与上一代人不同 。
《时代》杂志指出，那些年逾花甲的老人在20、30岁时就开始计划购房，买车 。而现在的年轻人觉得享受生活大于一切 。
它还指出，“想要减少购房的经济压力，需要少吃大量的牛油果吐司 。”“再说置业并不总是一项明智的财务决策 。”
然而，《纽约时报》的报道确实建议，喜欢牛油果吐司的粉丝最好还是节省一些，在家自制早餐 。就像一位Twitter网友写的，自制牛油果吐司只需花费1.65美元左右 。