On Boomer Hate

Some great thoughts on generations in general. “The more I thought about generational struggles, the more I realized that generational warfare hurts us all.” From “no generation is monolithic” to “the bigger the group, the less likely the absolute generalization is true,” this article from The Daytime Renegade brings a lot of insight to the discussion on how generations interact, whether to their detriment or to the common good. Check it out!

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It’s trendy to hate Boomers. Literally, everyone is doing it. I did as well.

But when something is trendy, it’s usually garbage.

But a funny thing happened on the way to critical thinking: I’ve changed my opinion.

The more I thought about generational struggles, the more I realized that generational warfare hurts us all:

What I’m getting at is that I think generational warfare is stupid and counterproductive. And I’m not just talking about the young. Us older folks do it too and we should to stop it.

The more I think about it, the more obvious it becomes that the righteous Gen X indignation against Boomers is pretty hypocritical, especially since many of us express the same sentiments towards Millennials.

Does repeating the same mistakes you decry really make anything better?

So…

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  1. Totally agree on the call to end generational warfare. It’s counterproductive and ignores some really great people that come from each generation. For example, I know a few fellow millennials who’ve attacked the boomers (while forgetting about respected boomers like Al Gore and Bruce Springsteen).

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