Yes, that is 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 these days…
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. 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.”
“Not everything needs to be filmed and put on the Internet.
It’s over the top.”
“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.”
4. I hear you.
“I don’t want my refrigerator connected to the Internet.
It has one job.”
5. 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.”
6. 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.”
7. 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.”
8. Uh oh…
“Get off my lawn.
Like a good neighbor, stay over there!”
“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.”
10. 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.”
11. 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.”
12. 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.”
Now we want to hear from you.
In the comments, tell us your most boomer opinions.
Go ahead and admit it!