New Savings Plan
The boomer generation is all about saving money and keeping it so that you can feel financially secure. Though this is a trait of their generation, that doesn’t mean that the generations that followed them don’t know how to save money.
Though this is definitely a boomer thing, we kind of feel it a little bit. Those Starbucks coffees are quite expensive, and after a while, it does take a toll on your bank account.
The baby boomer generation didn’t have a lot of access to technology until much later in life. They tend to fall behind when it comes to technological advances and understanding how to use them.
That being said, it can still be quite frustrating, especially when you have it over and over again. So we understand why this person might be pretty irritated about having to do that repeatedly and listen to all the complaints, as they do so.
The main gripe of the younger generations when it comes to boomers is their lack of education regarding technology. Though we all should probably be a little more understanding, as they didn’t get technology till they were well into their forties, it’s still quite frustrating.
Although, it is a little annoying when you realize they have problems sending pictures to let people know where they’re at.
Looking For the Right One
Nowadays, you’re not using the text feature right when you send a message to someone if it doesn’t include at least a few emojis. Younger generations feel, in fact, that some of their messages should be emoji-filled.
It’s pretty sad to watch someone of a certain age as they scroll through the different categories trying to find just the one, so we have to give them some credit; at least they’re using the technology.
Every generation thinks that their generation is the best one. Boomers, though, tend to really think this and they let everybody know. But when you think about it, are they any better than the other generations?
One of the biggest complaints older generations have is about the economy, but the truth is that they’re directly related to the issue and need to take their portion of the blame.
Just Some Advice
It’s inevitable that previous generations will try to give individuals life advice, especially when dealing with money. But you have to be cautious because of your age, which could be a problem, especially if you’re a boomer.
When you’re young, it’s hard to take advice from older generations. If we wanted someone who was incessantly bugging us about all these situations, we would’ve stuck around and hung out with our parents more. All of this can be very overwhelming and unnecessary.
As an older generation that’s more in tune with financial matters, boomers tend to want to give young people all their wisdom. Though this can be very nice, it can also be very frustrating when their financial advice is something like this.
It’s even more frustrating when someone gives you this advice and then just does whatever they want. Clearly, they’re the “do as I say, not as I do” people!
Baby Boomer Economics
Money is always a situation that requires a little bit of finesse in order to really be successful in life. Everybody has their own needs and desires that others often don’t see in the same way.
Because of baby boomers’ lifestyles, they have a different outlook on financial security. What they think it’s like definitely isn’t what the younger generations think it’s like.
Their Own Language
Sometimes, everything goes wrong in communication. Every generation has unique sayings and phrases, which can be very frustrating when you’re trying to communicate on an intergenerational basis.
The problem is that most boomers don’t want to adapt, making it even harder to communicate with them. All they would have to do is try a little bit, and then everything might get better.
Take it Away
Social media is a tool that everybody uses, no matter what generation you’re in. There is, however, a generational gap regarding which platforms people utilize. Most of the time, baby boomers rely on Facebook as it was their first major social media platform.
So we’re pretty sure this person is right. Maybe all of social media would get back to being a little more normal if Facebook wasn’t so readily available for boomers.
Often, there’s a weird dichotomy in certain aspects. When it comes to topics of conversation, this duality is prevalent in many older generations.
This person hit the nail right on the head! You can have them railing against Starbucks, TikTok, or other social media one minute and the next minute talking about more important things like politics. It could get very confusing!
Most friction between baby boomers and other generations is in the workplace. This is because they have different work ethics and ideas of what a workplace should look like.
If you’re primarily a younger generational business and you have a baby boomer in your midst, it might feel like it would be a better place if they leave.
Casual Dress Code
When baby boomers were growing up, work was a place where you dressed well. Typically, this meant slacks and a button-up shirt, but times have changed and work environments have become more casual.
Fashion trends change as time progresses, so millennials are more likely to embrace the idea of wearing hoodies to work. That’s okay because baby boomers don’t have to wear hoodies themselves. They just have to understand that times have changed and so have attitudes towards what’s acceptable.
Not at all baby boomers are the same, and sometimes they find themselves intermingling with the other generations in a much easier way. But those who do, have to be careful because sometimes other baby boomer friends will have something to say about it.
But we’re not quite sure this guy has it right. We do understand where he’s coming from, it can be rough when a baby boomer starts taking on other trends from younger generations.
Technology is the bane of many baby boomers’ existence. If they aren’t in a field where they have to get used to it in a hurry, sometimes even the smallest thing can take forever. But two hours for a login seems a little ridiculous.
We probably would’ve given up about 45 minutes into it if we were this person. After all, a walkthrough and prompts tell them how to do it. We’re not sure why they needed help in the first place.
Print it Out
Sometimes, the hardest thing for baby boomers to understand is that things change and you don’t have to do things the same way you used to. Sure, when computers first came out, you had to print everything but now that’s not necessary.
We agree that keeping hold of old-fashioned things can lead to more complications than necessary. We just hope the boomers can figure this out.
The boomer generation is large, so they bear the brunt of many things. They went through a lot of crises and have done things that have left the world in a state that’s not very welcoming for future generations.
Because of this, we agree they may be the worst generation ever. In fact, we’re pretty positive they take the first place prize.
Okay, so the climate is bad, the economy ebbs and flows like everything else, and the state of the world when it comes to the local community is a little rough. Because baby boomers have a larger population, they are directly responsible for much of this.
That being said, maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on them. After all, they were just doing what they thought they needed to, and hopefully, some of them can see where things went wrong.
Where’s the Compensation?
It can’t have been easy for those who grew up in a house with a baby boomer parent. This is because they often contradicted themselves when they were raising you and left you a little unsure of what was going on. In turn, this could potentially have caused some pretty serious issues.
So we completely agree with this woman that there should be some sort of compensation from those of us that baby boomer parents raised.
One of the biggest insults that baby boomers throw at the younger generations is the fact that they think they’re lazy. The truth is that millennials and other generations aren’t lazy; they just have a different lifestyle, which may look lazy to a baby boomer.
This is pretty accurate when creating a comparison list between millennials and baby boomers. When looking at both generations, one looks a little more productive than the other.
Cash or Card?
It’s not just a baby boomer thing; sometimes, it’s hard to break old habits. When these people were growing up, they didn’t have credit cards or ATM cards like we do today. Everything was done with cash.
But that doesn’t mean you aren’t annoyed when you pull up to a self-checkout and the person in front of you pays with cash. It might be time for them to get with the program.
The truth is there’s no wrong or right way to text. Although if you’re someone from a younger generation, that may not be the truest statement for you. Most millennials and other generations choose to use their thumbs to text.
It might seem annoying to you, but we think this person should just go ahead and let baby boomers have it the way they want. It doesn’t matter how they text, just that they’re actually texting.
When computers were first sold, many icons on the desktop had to be double-clicked. This was a sign of the times, and because boomers did it, they often still double-click.
It’s not hurting anybody, so we think this person is just being a little petty. However, it could get kind of annoying if they’re constantly double-clicking, especially in a quiet office.
The human mouth is a germ magnet. That’s why many people, nowadays, have stopped using their fingers and licking them to pull apart bags or handle cash. But the baby boomer generation doesn’t seem to understand that.
It’s one thing if you’re doing it to flip through your own papers, but when you do it to papers that you’re going to give to someone else, then we have a problem with the boomer.
Who Is That?
Celebrities come and go, and when you’re a boomer, you’ve been through many of them. You may not be able to keep up with all the new celebrities, or you may not want to. We happen to think that’s okay.
But if you’re going to take that route, then you have to be okay with not knowing who the person is in the article you’re reading. Because asking us over and over again just irritates us!
One of the coolest things to do is pick up your laptop and head down to the new trendy cafe to sit there and work. This is what many of the younger generations do on a daily basis.
But it can be quite annoying when you’re trying to get work done, and you look up to find a member of the baby boomer generation wandering around trying to figure out what’s going on.
There are a lot of sayings that boomers have when it comes to the younger generations. Some of them are quite irritating, and maybe one of the most irritating is that they always talk about sending people to jail.
This might be why many places have a problem with overpopulation in their prisons. Because the boomer generation thinks that’s the answer to everything
Up until the mid-90s, cursive was standard. This is because it was the proper way for adults to write. But that’s changed with the digital age, so boomers need to understand cursive is no longer important.
Just like the person says here, it’s more of a digital age, and it seems that boomers need to get on board with it.
Here’s a Dollar
Though it can be said that every generation complains about the other one, it does seem that the baby boomer generation tends to complain just a bit more. They have very outward opinions on how the younger generations’ lives are going.
It could be true that if this person had a dollar for every time a boomer said something like that, they’d be pretty rich. Maybe they’d even be able to buy that house!
Trends in fashion and home design go the way of generations, just like everything else. Everything has its time and it’s very clear that millennials don’t understand why others choose to do something like this.
We agree we wouldn’t want to cover up the hardwood floor with horrible carpet. Not only is the hardwood floor easier to maintain, but it also looks nicer.
Many boomers look at the lifestyle of the generations today and think they have it very easy. In some aspects, they may be right. But the truth is that there are important things that are more difficult for the generations after them.
So we think they should stop saying this. They need to understand they had it better when finding the key things, like a job and a home.
Not only do baby boomers think that the younger generations are lazy, but they also tend to call them disrespectful. But we think they have that all wrong. We agree with this person that every generation is disrespectful in their own way.
For boomers, that translates to being very picky and demanding, regarding customer service. You don’t have to be so mean or so picky when it comes to things!
Old school offices always had desks and uncomfortable chairs. But with social studies and research about creating a more hospitable work environment, many companies have created more comfortable offices.
If that contains a beanbag chair, then so be it. This boomer just needs to get over it, relax, and allow themselves to be comfortable in one of those cushy seats. Of course, fair wages would be even better!
Keep the Change
Food service workers often work for tips. The wages aren’t great, therefore, many of the younger generations tip at least 10%. But the boomer generation isn’t quite as free with their money.
Whether they grew up in a less stable economy or not, they often just say that they’ll just keep the change. This is almost disrespectful and we think they need to really prescribe to the traditional method of tipping.
Just Left it There
Though the boomer generation likes to point out that the younger generations have it easy and that makes them lazy, there are still some things that boomers do that we could also point out. For instance, how often have you seen a shopping cart randomly get left wherever it was?
This is just rude and disrespectful to the people working at the store. We hope that boomers understand this and will start putting their carts back where they belong.
The movie Forrest Gump was a spectacular hit in the movie theater. But when many young generations look back at it now, all they see is this baby boomer who says everything is wrong with younger generations.
The movie is great, but boomers need to realize that they’re being a little hypocritical when they point out all the flaws in younger generations.
Boomers have a lot of issues in understanding technology. This may frustrate them and make them overdo things, like swiping their card more than once. Or swiping it at the wrong time, which doesn’t help anything.
We get this customer service worker’s frustration. After all, you can’t pay for something you haven’t bought, so boomers just need to be a little more patient. After all, you’re not going anywhere yet, and being patient can mean allowing you to experience a good conversation.
AOL was all the rage when the internet first came out. Everyone wanted an AOL email, but nowadays, there are so many other options and ones that run better. Why anyone would stick with this antiquated e-mail is beyond us!
Sure, maybe there’s a nostalgic feeling towards it. Maybe we can understand, but we think baby boomers need to just update and maybe step forward to a Hotmail address.
Here’s the PDF
It’s one thing to have opinions about a generation’s work ethic and how they portray themselves. Though it’s not great to be judgmental, we understand every generation does it to the other. But if you’re going to be like that, maybe you shouldn’t ask for help.
Baby boomers who treat younger generations as if they’re inferior should think twice. We think they need just to be a little nicer, and guess what? We’d be more than willing to help you print out that PDF!
Indoors or Outdoors
Sometimes, it seems like baby boomers just like to complain – regardless of whether or not there’s anything to complain about. Millennials are inside playing video games? They’re so lazy! Millennials are outside playing Pokemon Go? We don’t want them here!
No matter what millennials do, indoors or outdoors, baby boomers will still complain. Maybe stand with one foot inside and the other foot outside and see if that works for them? They’ll probably still find some way to be annoyed by it.
Moving out of one’s childhood home is becoming more and more difficult as the housing market gets continuously worse. It’s not like millennials are living with their parents because they don’t want to do their own laundry, it’s that they genuinely can’t afford their own homes!
Rather than being sympathetic or trying to help, baby boomers speak to cash-strapped millennials in a condescending manner. With that perspective, it shouldn’t really surprise anyone that there’s some tension between the generations.
Pet rocks were all the rage back in the day and the guy that invented them literally became a millionaire. Yes, baby boomers were actually buying pet rocks rather than taking rocks from the street and drawing faces on them.
On the one hand, we respect the hustle of this businessman who managed to get rich by selling something people can have for free. On the other hand, this does make us question what his customers were thinking.
To be honest, we don’t really understand all the hate surrounding cell phones. People act like the only things phones are good for are social media and selfies. In reality, people could be using their phones for maps, scheduling appointments, talking to their loved ones, and other such baby boomer-approved activities.
Cell phones are unbelievably useful and multi-purpose, they can even save lives! So why’s there all this hate for phones from the older generations?
A for Effort
If you don’t try something, then you’ll never know whether or not you could’ve done it. Sure, sometimes you need to admit defeat, but what’s wrong with taking a moment to go for your dreams?
Baby boomers spent so much time and energy teaching millennials that they could be anything, it seems a bit hypocritical to now assume that everyone must live a cookie-cutter life. It’s especially confusing because so many boomers are unhappy with their jobs and lifestyles. So wouldn’t they want the next generation to try something different?
We’d most definitely watch this reality show and any other content the OP may come up with. Not only would this program be incredibly entertaining but it’d also inspire some much-needed empathy between generations.
Let’s see baby boomers act all high and mighty toward millennials when they have to make do in the average Joe’s life. It also might be nice for millennials to learn about the challenges boomers face – if there are any.