Each generation has its quirks that may confuse or even enrage other people. We’ll never know whether it’s just how aging works or if it’s how things have always been. To preface, every generation and their ways are different. Having different views about something does not mean that they’re not ideal in their way. While these may not apply to all boomers, here are twelve things boomers do that younger generations find pretty bizarre.
Millennials and Gen Z struggle to understand why boomers obsessively use obsolete emojis. From the thumbs up to the crying-laughing emoji, many wonder if there is an explanation for why boomers love these so much.
24-Hour News Cycles
It is beyond comprehension why many boomers enjoy watching the news seemingly non-stop. From Sunday morning specials to practically anything cable offers, they love watching it 24/7. For millennials and Gen Z, this amount of content is excessive. Finding alternative sources for getting news, such as the internet, is much preferred by younger generations.
Lawn Mowing Musings
It is no surprise that boomers take their lawns very seriously. Many dads make gardening and tending their plant children a celebrated hobby, which we applaud! Their dedication to maintaining their home is admirable. However, many younger adults express irritation for why they mow lawns at early hours, disrupting the neighborhood.
Boomers also use ellipses in their messages among many other odd texting habits. Using ellipses occasionally to add suspense is fine, but there is no need to type “…” after every word. It’s one way to keep everyone on their toes.
Misunderstanding Money Matters
Many boomers struggle to grasp that today’s cost of living drastically differs from their time. Younger generations envy the financial security many boomers face because they can buy homes at reasonable prices; the cost of living has increased dramatically, making paychecks stretch much less than they used to.
China Cabinet Collection
Most boomer households have at least one fancy china cabinet that showcases all the fancy pieces reserved for special guests or only serves as a display piece. For many today, it’s nothing more than vanity, as a preference for functional furniture is rising. Every day should be a celebration, so use the fancy stuff!
Working Hard or Hardly Working?
Many boomers work hard and complain that newer generations slack off. However, the labor force’s work requirements are much different than in earlier decades, adding to the age disconnect.
Writing in Cursive
This lost form of writing is rarely taught in public schools anymore. It makes sense that it is not used often, as most people send emails or texts rather than mailing hand-written letters, but it’s something that we are sad to see go out of style.
Unsolicited Financial Advice
Gen Z and millennials are tired of hearing boomers give financial tips from an era that is no more. Their denial of today’s living costs is far-reaching and can be hurtful to younger generations. If only millennials could eliminate their debt by eating less avocado toast.
Calling Everyone “Too Sensitive”
Boomers are notorious for thinking the young generation is sensitive and doesn’t understand the harshness of modern life. However, in the same breath, many boomers leave horrible reviews for minor concerns on Yelp or yell at retail workers. While this isn’t the case for everyone, it can be hurtful to those on the receiving end of the feedback.
Real Estate Recommendations
A common complaint among millennials is how frequently boomers tend to ask why the younger generation hasn’t purchased a house. Questioning them about their decision to rent implies they had a choice in the first place. Spoiler alert: they didn’t. While many millennials still own houses, saving enough for their dream home generally takes longer than their boomer forerunners.
Work Is Life
Boomers are the best when it comes to the work-life balance one needs. However, as working patterns change drastically, many younger generations question whether a nine-to-five working mentality is necessary. Millennials and Gen-Z have embraced flexible working habits to focus on their well-being.
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