People Are Sharing Advice Baby Boomers Gave Them — and Generational Debate Being Out of Touch With Reality

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A generation war is brewing between the Baby Boomers (1946-1964) and the Millennials (1983-1995). You might have heard about it: the younger kids are tired of their older counterparts acting like the world is remotely the same as it was seventy years ago, and the older folks think they’re being disrespected.

The truth is, the world has changed so much and so fast that it’s impossible to judge one generation by the standards of another, and the refusal of some Boomers to recognize that has led to the birth of the “Ok, Boomer” meme that’s pissing off so many.

That said, when @Freeyourmindkid asked people to share the most out of touch advice they’ve ever received from a Boomer, people really delivered.

14. They will take advantage of you until you starve to death.

13. It used to be that way, but that was when you amassed wealth as you aged.

12. I hate that this is still probably workable advice.

11. Or a third one, I guess.

10. That’s definitely not how this works anymore.

9. Enter the next housing bubble.

8. If only it were that easy to get a job.

7. Whatever happens, happens because rich people don’t care about you.

6. This has definitely changed.

5. That’s a good way to get doors slammed in your face – and maybe a restraining order.

4. It’s a way to get depressed, anyway.

3. It’s like a line from a movie. An old one.

2. Probably, but not in the way you think.

1. I mean, a little makeup never hurt anyone, I guess.

All of these responses lead me to believe that, disrespectful or not, Millennials do have an argument.

How do you feel about it? Are you okay throwing around “Ok, Boomer” or not? Share your thoughts in the comments!