Ok Boomer: 22 Things Younger People Are Tired Of Hearing From Older Generations

Chela Mibei
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Someone on Reddit asked the younger people what they are tired of hearing from older generations. Here is what they had to say.

Job Advice

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“Literally any job advice. Sorry, Deborah, but you’ve worked the same unionized position for 30+ years. The number of valuable insights you can give me about the modern labor landscape numbers somewhere between diddly and squat. And Hank literally drops the “walk downtown handing out resumes and shaking hands” line without awareness or irony.”

Just Save Up for a House

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My mom and I got into a fight over housing affordability. “Your father (55)and I (53) worked very hard to afford this house (175k), and you make more than we did at the time we bought (1992).

The house now is worth about 1.5m; my mom didn’t work, and my dad made 100k/year. I make 150k, and homes in my price range are 600k 1hr+ away from where I want to be and less than half size with less than half the lot.”

Too Young to Have Health Problems

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“Anything to the effect of “young people can’t have back pain (or any other physical disability).” Like, I wish being in my twenties made me immune to being injured. But that’s just not how the human body works.

Another Redditor added, “Yup. In my 20s, I also have severe back and neck pain from a car accident. Whenever I mention that I am hurting (which is all the time, but I only say something when it is so bad I can’t move), I am dramatic or too young to know real pain.”

More Life Experience

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I have more life experience than you…” then, they go on an emotionally stunted rant based on their personal bias due to trauma they refuse to process because “they know best.

You’re Always on Your Phone

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“I’m sick of hearing about how young people spend all their time on TikTok. How they have stupid dances. How they’re just staring at screens all day, blah blah blah.”

Nobody Wants to Work

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“No one wants to work anymore.” First of all, no one ever wanted to work. That’s why it’s called “work” and not “fun.” Second, maybe it’s that no one wants to work at your job that lists itself as entry-level but wants five years of experience and a master’s degree along with being able to work 12-hour days at minimum wage.

You’ll Understand When You’re Older

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“When you’re older, you’ll agree with me.” Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you’re always right or know the answers to all my life’s problems. You grew up in a different period, with other problems and different social views. Your problems might be similar, and you might be right sometimes, but that is no excuse to shut down every logical point I make against your beliefs with this line.”

When Are You Having Kids?

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“When I was your age, I already had 5 kids and two grandchildren,” or “My granddaughter is your age and she already has 3 kids. When are you going to give you mom some grandkids?!”.

“I’m 30. Not that old, not that young. But this kind of comment? Definitely old for me. I’m so tired of older ladies saying this. I think I wasn’t even 18 when they started! They don’t accept any reasonable answer that isn’t  “I’m working on it.” or “Maybe later,” or “I’m doing my best to get a steady career before having kids,” or “We are saving.”? Gets them on a rampage saying some bulls*** about kids not costing a thing and that I’m getting old or that women were born to be mothers or whatever… So I started being rude. Sorry, but not sorry.”

Stop Eavesdropping

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“Stop eavesdropping.” I’m not eavesdropping; you’re just talking loud because you’re deaf, and I’m not.” “I work with my dad and tell him I hear 100 percent of his conversations daily since he has them on speaker phone. Could save hours if he stopped briefing me on what I already know.” Another Redditor added.

Don’t Believe Everything You See on the Internet

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“I was at my girlfriend’s parent’s place, and she told us something generally unbelievable she had read about on Instagram. I casually asked if that was verified to have happened, and her mother very sarcastically replied, “Oh, are you one of those fact-checker types?” Like that is some sort of insult or something to want to know the truth? My parents and teachers just reinforced the “don’t believe something just because you read it on the internet.”

Younger People Are Terrible

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“I’m tired of people complaining about how younger people are terrible as though they weren’t the ones that raised those younger people to be what they are.”

Younger People Cannot Fix Things Themselves

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“How we can’t fix anything ourselves. Then promptly ask us to fix their WiFi, set up their new phone, and figure out why their computer is running slow. We can do plenty; we just have a different skill set!”

Why Aren’t You Married?

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“The other day, someone asked me, “So why aren’t you married?” I’m like.. if I met someone worth marrying, then I would!”

When I Was Your Age

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“When I was your age we never…….”

You Have It So Easy

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“You kids had it so easy growing up and now your kids have it easier than that.” THAT’S THE  F*** POINT! WE’RE SUPPOSED TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE NEXT GENERATION!!!!!”

Edit: I should add that Boomers and Gen Xers say this stuff, yet IT ISN’T EASIER! Life is hard and expensive because they ruined it. And they continue to ruin it but call us lazy because it’s beyond our power and ability to fix.”

Video Games Are a Waste of Time

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“Video games are a waste of time.” Says the boomer sitting on the couch, sitting on his phone with Fox News playing in the background.”

Work Harder if You Want To Buy a House

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You just have to work harder if you want to buy a house; that’s what I did.” Yeah, well, I don’t make 50% of the price of a house a year like you did.

Participation Trophies

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“I’m sick of hearing about them b*** about participation trophies. I got one in middle school and was told to appreciate that I got it. I didn’t want it. I knew that I hadn’t done anything to deserve a trophy. It went into a drawer and was forgotten.

People love complaining about how participation trophies have ruined children when it was the adults who decided to hand them out. How idiotic is it to say, “Here’s your award for existing.” followed by, “You f*** need to be awarded for just existing!” in nearly the same breath?”

Why Don’t You Just Buy a House

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You should really buy a house and settle down.” I’m trying, Karen. Just cause you bought your house in the ’60s for 40k and a blueberry, off your husband’s salary, whilst you were a stay-at-home mom, then sold it for 600k this year to retire off of- Doesn’t mean that it’s the same for this generation, right now. Far from it, in fact. Just. Shut up.”

You Don’t Know What Getting Old Is

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“Older folks constantly trying to tell anybody younger than them that they don’t know what getting old is!

35-year-old: Damn, I’m starting to feel more tired in the morning and a little more sore after exercise than I used to!

55-year-old: You think you’re old!? You’re not old! I’M OLD! You think that’s old!? Well, wait until you get to be as old as I am!

It’s like they pride themselves on being older and more sore than you and want to put you in your place for even suggesting you notice a difference in your body because of aging.”

Young People Always Want To Drink and Party

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“The young people always just want to Drink and go to party.” 1—no 2. Don’t pretend like you didn’t do this, too.”

Drinking Tea is for Girls

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“I’m 32, so not young not old but definitely hate hearing s*** like for example my bfs dad saying he didn’t know he raised 3 girls when he found out my bf and his brother drink tea.”

Another added, “Imagine building your ego around what you drink/eat, or wear. How fragile is your ego if drinking tea makes you question your masculinity? This is why I never understood macho culture. You don’t look manly acting like that.”

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    Chela excels in crafting insightful pieces, drawing from her background in finance and commerce. Her passions for reading, travel, writing, and volunteering enrich her contributions.

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