Baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) and millennials (born between the early 1980s and early 2000s) are not on good terms with each other. To oversimply, baby boomers think that millennials are entitled brats who don't take responsibility for pretty much anything while millennials believe that baby boomers are hopelessly outdated in the modern world. The two groups are constantly taking stabs at one another, and Twitter user Anna (@manhattanna) has recently found a perfect example of this ongoing war. Turns out, there's a Facebook group where millennials are pretending to be baby boomers, making fun of the ways they use social media. Anna tweeted screenshots of the group's activity, and the pics have already accumulated over 171K likes, with many commenters saying that the impersonations are so accurate, they're hilarious.
Anna herself was born in 1998, a kind of a generation gap."I can relate to [both] millennial characteristics and generation Z," she told Bored Panda. "[Millennials] are the future, they’re stressed out, and have a unique sense of humor."
Sure enough, the millennial generation have plenty of stuff to worry about. Compared to previous generations, for example, 22 to 37-year-old millennials are delaying or foregoing marriage and have been somewhat slower in forming their own households, especially compared to the baby boomer generation. They are also more likely to be living at home with their parents and for longer stretches.
Most baby boomers, on the other hand, married relatively young (before the age of 25), but only two-thirds of these remain married today. In the case of many baby boomers in the workforce, they believe that time and experience are the key components that earn someone authority so that the longer a person serves an organization, the better ranking they deserve. Interestingly, they are also more likely to hold leadership positions in high paying fields such as medical or engineering. You could say that baby boomers pay credit where credit is due. For example, boomers contribute to the majority of positive feedback online as well.
"The baby boomers that end up being characterized in the group are all the stereotype of the typical baby boomer who's clueless as to how to use the internet, blames millennials for the downfall of the earth, and usually some kind of racist/sexist/homophobic," Anna explained.
She found the group through someone else’s tweet and is really glad that it has gained popularity. "I've gotten so many messages from people saying they were having a rough day/struggling lately, and that the posts on this millennials vs baby boomers group make them laugh and gave them a distraction," Anna added.