People Who Aren’t Baby Boomers Share Their Most Boomer Opinions

You’ve probably heard someone say this lately… “Okay, Boomer…”

It’s now part of our lexicon and it’s meant to be an insult to those poor Baby Boomers who just can’t seem to catch a break…

But younger folks have some Boomer opinions too…even though some are reluctant to admit it.

People who are NOT Boomers shared their most boomer opinions on AskReddit.

Let’s see what they had to say.

1. What happened to Hank and Johnny?

“Country music has gotten much worse.

It’s become one big beer and pickup truck commercial.”

2. Pretty much.

“Having your kid go “viral” for some stupid thing he did or just crying is a way to humiliate them and you are a disgusting parent for making the whole world laugh at them.”

3. All upside down.

“Deciding to have children with your significant other is a bigger commitment than getting married.

I don’t understand couple’s who are in their 30s and decide to have children together but refuse to get married because that’s too much of a commitment. It boggles my mind. How does sharing a child for the rest of your life not scare you away but signing a legal paper does freak you out?

I have a few acquaintances who are in their mid 30s and in long term relationships where they’ve had kids but refuse to get married because they’re afraid of getting divorced.”

4. Amen!

“I don’t like e-books.

I only read books that are printed on paper.

It’s just much more satisfying.”

5. Use it wisely.

“I absolutely despise social media, it’s wrecked peoples’ attention spans and it shows.

You can’t even go to the bar or gym with people without them totally ignoring something you say because they’re on their phones checking Instagram or some other pointless trash, and these are the same people saying I’m rude because I don’t respond to messages instantly, take a look in the mirror lol, not like I have a life outside of my phone or anything…

It’s not just the people I know, I see it all the time, I’ve been cutting down my usage of all social media because now I just think “what’s the point in this?” it’s just people I don’t give a s**t about in real life sharing absolute garbage.

I only have Facebook, Twitter and reddit and can barely stand those three, I go on every now and then but it doesn’t last long, rather spend my time doing something I actually enjoy instead of clicking on random posts to get a quick dopamine hit.”

6. Spittin’ truth.

“Our society is wayyyyyyy too materialistic.

Most people can’t go one year without “upgrading” their phone or buying the latest and greatest GPU.

Your last year’s model will work just fine.”

7. Educate yourself.

“That people who think most Boomers had an easy and trouble-free life need to open a history book.

It’s true that Millennials got s**t for no good reason. But as someone with Black Boomer parents, I can tell you that they’ve seen and experienced some real s**t.

My parents aren’t perfect. No one is. But they are resilient AF because of their life experiences.”

8. I’m on board with this.

“I don’t want the manufacturer of my refrigerator (or oven, or lightbulb, or vacuum, or whatever basic f**king appliance) to be able to push a software update or something that makes me unable to f**king use it unless I pay some kind of fee.

I’m thinking like Peloton, except with basically everything.”

9. Enough!

“Enough with filming everything and putting it online.

I’m fine if you take a short video or a few photos to look back on, but you don’t need to share your two minute video of the fireworks you watched on July 4th.

Nobody cares, and you end up wasting your time looking more at your phone than at the firework show.”

10. Super weird.

“I don’t really understand the core benefit of “read” in messaging apps or “seen”.

Fundamentally, it just seems to create an unhealthy scenario that puts pressure on the receiver and unhealthy expectations from the texted.”

11. Imagine that.

“When you have friends over you’re not supposed to be on the phone all the time.

Just talk, go outside, play games.”

12. This is nuts.

“People’s driving is getting progressively worse.

I have to honk at someone a few times a week to move at a green light because they have to check Facebook everytime they stop.”

13. Be smart with your cash!

“Quit spending money on stupid stuff that you won’t want in a year and put it towards saving for the future.”

14. That’s nice!

“Sending out thank you notes when you receive a gift from someone. My mom was always big on that and I understand why.

I bought an expensive gift for my friends birthday and she never messaged me or said thank you for the gift.

Saying thank you isn’t that hard and it means a lot to the person.”

15. Agreed.

“Not everything needs to be filmed and put on the Internet.

It’s over the top.”

16. Definitely.

“There’s too many subscription services for s**t.

It’s nice to have access to unlimited movies and TV, but like. For the most part I wind up just watching the same sitcom over and over to decompress after work.

I wonder how much I could have saved by just getting B99 and King of the Hill box sets instead of paying for Hulu for four years.

And anything where they mail you a box of curated c**p every month is absolutely unnecessary.”

17. I hear you.

“I don’t want my refrigerator connected to the Internet.

It has one job.”

18. Howdy, neighbors!

“Communities within neighbourhoods would be lovely.

My mum talks about it all the time, but it’s something I’ve never experienced myself. Like, we know our neighbours, but that’s about it.

I’d love to live on a street or in a suburb where people have little get-togethers (street parties for big events) or just generally know and look out for each other on a more meaningful level.”

19. It’s all disposable.

“Absolutely everything is disposable nowadays. Nothing is made to last anymore. If you find something you like, it’ll be worn out in a year and probably not made anymore when you want to buy a replacement.

It’s the absolute worst with clothes and kid’s toys. With kid’s toys, by giving them such disposable toys, it discourages them from being nice with and taking care of their possessions.

Why does it matter when it’s going to get worn out so quickly and they’ll be bought a replacement. I also think it’s a shame that these kids won’t have their toys to pass on to their own children because it couldn’t last.”

20. I’ll get back to you when I get back to you.

“Just because we have access to instant communication doesn’t mean I’m obligated to message you back immediately.”

21. Uh oh…

“Get off my lawn.

Like a good neighbor, stay over there!”

22. Unhealthy.

“People use their phones too much, particularly for texting and social media.

Getting upset because your girlfriend/boyfriend hasn’t texted you back for a few hours, or hasn’t liked your photo, is so unhealthy.”

23. Too overprotective.

“People are way too overprotective of kids these days. It’s making for anxious adults who aren’t confident in their own abilities.

I grew up underneath a helicopter parent, who was WAY too overprotective. I have to actively force myself to not be that way with my kids. Which, maybe I’ve swung too far in the opposite direction, but I really want my kids to do things on their own and not be 18 years old on the highway having a panic attack because they don’t know what to do with a flat tire (not my finest moment).

I also want to be able to freakin leave my kids in the car for TWO MINUTES while I step inside the gas station to pay for my gas when the card reader outside is down. To me, it’s not worth the da**ed hassle to get both kids out of the car, herd them inside, make sure they keep their sticky fingers to themselves just to pay for gas. I always end up going to a different station if that’s the case.

I remember being 8 years old, bored in the grocery store and given my mom’s keys to sit in the car and read. Can’t do that today, it’s child abuse via neglect. Like, come on.

I don’t do this things, not because it makes my kids safer, but because it lessens the chance that I’ll be investigated for something that I don’t think is inherently wrong.

I sometimes feel like the equivalent of the old lady whining about kids these days. I’ll be 33 in a month, btw.”

24. My back!

“The only boomer opinion I can see myself having is understanding the value of a good orthopedic bed and pillow (my grandad used to talk about this a lot).

My chronic pain kicks the s**t out of me unless I’m comfortable.”

25. Apps for days.

“I h**e how literally everything these days has a stupid app that you need to have in order to use it. Everything from kids toys to freakin cars needs some sort of c**ppy app these days. Why!?

What if you plan on having this item for a long while and the app either gets deleted, gets malware, or just doesn’t function due to the company not updating it?

You would have to throw it out causing more waste in this world. This is planned obsolescence just disguised as being technologically advanced.”

Okay, now we want to hear from you.

In the comments, tell us about your most boomer opinions.

We look forward to it!