• Twitter users are weighing in on what Baby Boomers actually got right -

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    Twitter users are weighing in on what Baby Boomers actually got right -
    here are some of the best responses
    Lana Andelane

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    tweets from thread in article
    What Boomer-y viewpoints do you agree with? Photo credit: Composite:
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    Every generation gets some stick: Gen-X were lambasted as long-haired, apathetic cynics who blasted grunge in the early '90s, while Millennials
    have been labelled as avocado-obsessed, job-hopping commitment-phobes
    who whine about the housing market while buying another almond milk
    latte. But none more so than Baby Boomers.

    Born between 1946 and 1964, Boomers have come to be regarded as a
    generation of the old-fashioned, presumptive, politically incorrect, condescending and reluctant to change, who often attack or dismiss
    younger cohorts - primarily Gen-Z - for their lifestyle choices,
    expressions of identity and sexuality, and increased focus on mental
    health. The catchphrase, "OK, boomer" ringing a bell?

    'Boomer blaming' has also seen Gen-Z (usually described as those born
    between 1997 and 2012) and younger millennials criticise their elders
    for bequeathing them a raft of societal issues, from economic hardship
    and inequality to climate change, due to their perceived failures as a generation.

    It's long been documented and discussed just how different the Boomers
    and Zoomers are, from their social and political viewpoints to their use
    of technology, understanding of mental health, attitudes to work, and everything in-between. But what do these two seemingly worlds-apart
    generations actually have in common?
    Well, recently a Twitter user by the username @profbobadilla proposed
    the question, "What makes you go, 'I'm with the boomers on this one'?",
    a tweet that has since been viewed over 71.2 million times.

    The responses indicate that despite their very obvious differences, some Boomerisms and Boomer viewpoints actually resonate with younger folk -
    maybe more so than one would assume. Here are some of the best.

    "Give me a GOD DAMN physical menu! I am NOT using my phone to scan a QR

    "Boomer music > Zoomer music."

    "Put the phone down when eating or at the dinner table.

    "You don't need to always 'express yourself' or give your opinion on everything, maybe silence and just a little bit of self-censorship is

    "Writing physical thank you notes and Christmas cards."

    "Honouring plans that you make."

    "I love to get to the airport early."

    "'Go play outside'."

    "People spend too much time on their phones."

    "Being mad at the neighbours popping fireworks after 10pm on a work night."

    "PDFs are unnecessarily difficult."

    "Headphone jacks shouldn't have gone."

    "People need to stop ghosting each other and be more direct, learn how
    to keep friendships."

    "I like to try on clothes before I buy them."

    "I want to own my media."

    "We've got food at home."

    "$30,000 home prices."

    "Eating dinner at the dinner table, as a family."

    "'That baby needs a hat on its head'."

    "The music in some restaurants is just too damn loud."


    Rewind·Posted on Jul 11, 2023
    "I'm With Boomers On This One": 26 People Shared Things Older
    Generations Got Absolutely Right
    "The music in some restaurants is just too damn loud."

    Alexa Lisitza
    by Alexa Lisitza
    BuzzFeed Staff

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    As time advances, generations change how they view technology and social interactions based on the world around them — and sometimes, these
    viewpoints can be night and day. But, when Twitter user @profbobadilla
    asked people to share "what makes you go 'I'm with the boomers on this
    one,'" some responses showed more commonality than you might assume.

    Twitter: @profbobadilla
    Here are 26 of the best responses:

    Twitter: @Glamorfonic

    Twitter: @wacuka_
    One income being enough to buy a house and have a good quality of life. https://t.co/XYSeN8SFIv

    — Adam Fare 🖤🤍💜 (@adamfare1996) July 2, 2023
    Twitter: @adamfare1996

    Twitter: @mokapotmaeve

    Twitter: @TazCopycat

    Twitter: @blindandb0ujee

    Twitter: @MindaHoney

    Twitter: @G7Tyler

    Twitter: @witchnovel

    Twitter: @bstmots

    Twitter: @murnichaa

    Twitter: @tjschweiger

    Twitter: @nikkithekid

    Twitter: @cpettway79

    Twitter: @AllEyezOnMonae

    Twitter: @yam_url

    Twitter: @hmsafiya

    Twitter: @feltwelt7

    Twitter: @nonamerano

    Twitter: @BoycottKey

    Twitter: @tremonenta

    Twitter: @BariAWilliams

    Twitter: @cherylprice

    Twitter: @DanielleNicki

    Twitter: @ryanmer

    Twitter: @SumitaPahwa
    Now, I'm curious — what generation do you belong to, and what do you
    agree or disagree with other generations about? Let us know in the comments. Share This Article

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