1Do Millennials really have something against baby boomers? What?
It’s like when two only-child types attempt to get along (or worse-yet date). It’s almost painful to watch. Millennials do not have the same priorities (in part because they do not feel like it’s a realistic goal) — home ownership, one job with a livable wage, benefits and insurance, marriage, these are not the statistical norm for millennials… but, for boomers it was practically script.
2Are they justified feeling that way or just a bunch of whiners?
This “secret-keeping” keeps the wall -up between these two generations. Boomers think millennials are too plugged-in to pay attention to what is happening right in front of their faces—if they would just look up from their devices—they might have a clue, but they are too self-absorbed too bother, so they must be stupid too. Time to take a selfie!
3What else bothers them?
They work hard and expect that others should work hard too. In their generation, it got them where they needed to go. The same is not true for millennials. Millennials are self-minded, but civically engaged—They believe in hard work, it doesn’t look the same as when boomers did it. They are trying to change what the boomers have done. Elders are typically not big fans of being told what to do—hence, the riff.
4I’m a Gen Xer myself? Do I count?
5I can understand, but it makes me want to give them a good old fashioned spanking. Can you help?
You might get them to look up from their phones long enough– to give you a full eye roll.