When we were kids parents taught us to be respectful towards older people than us and we did, because they had more knowledge and experience, so it seemed that they knew better and we couldn’t disagree with them or oppose their views. But growing up you start to realize that actually, adults don't actually always know what they are doing, how things work and their knowledge might be expired.

So we get frustrated when older people than us still try to pretend they know better and criticize our way of living. There are things that they like to repeat all the time and Reddit users shared what they are when baker10923 asked them, “Younger people of Reddit. What are you tired of hearing from older generations?”

Do you get annoyed when you hear older people say these things? What other things you personally are tired of hearing? Let us know in the comments!

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#1

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community I'm 64 and I'm really tired of listening to people my age whine about stuff that younger people do.

* It definitely was NOT better when we were kids;
* a phone isn't that f-ing hard to figure out;
* It's not that nobody talks anymore; it's just that nobody wants to talk to *you.*

Philcoman , Curtis Foreman Report

Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

They just remember the good parts of "back in my day..." the horrible stuff has been conveniently forgotten.

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#2

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community "Don't believe everything you see on the internet"
~ my parents when I was a teenager in the late 90s

Now I have to tell my parents that.

lipp79 , Timothy Vollmer Report

Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

"No, the Nigerian prince is not going to send you that check..."

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#3

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community 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.

photoguy423 , El Tuercas Report

May
Community Member
3 months ago

This! I'm Gen X myself, but this never made sense to me. You don't get to complain about the generation you raised!

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#4

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community I'm not younger, but I'm a fed up with some older people expecting gratitude "for all that they have done" while taking zero responsibility for the problems that they will leave future generations.

cruiserman_80 , David Hilowitz Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
3 months ago

This!!!

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#5

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community They're so judgemental and rude. I'm a restaurant worker and I swear young people are way more polite and easy going while older people have zero patience (even though they're the ones who are already retired), oftentimes make racist, sexist, homophobic and bodyshaming comments and still act like they're above the younger generation simply because they've been alive for longer.

dreamingofhogwarts , Mike Arney Report

Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

I think the filters begin to erode away the older a person gets.

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#6

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community That I’m wasting my entire purpose as a woman because I don’t want kids.

Fairyburger , libraryrachel Report

Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

The cats don't think so! :)

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#7

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community Pull yourself up by your boot straps and work harder.

Buddy, I’ve been working 60+ hours a week and prices keep going up and my pay is not and I actually cannot afford to change jobs, change my living situation, buy a more fuel efficient car, or go to college. There actually is no out. There is no work harder and I’ll make it. I’m literally in the poverty trap. I’m slowly making my way out of it but it’s going to be a long a*s time unless some other opportunity magically appears. College isn’t the price of a McDouble anymore old man.

like5or6 , jennicatpink Report

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Community Member
3 months ago

People need to keep up with how the economy shifts in the US and to some extent in Canada. For example, prices have gone up far faster than minimum wage, wage disparity has gotten more extreme, job security barely exists, etc. All one has to do is check the news, listen to people, etc. It makes no sense to stay frozen in time and offer platitudes.

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#8

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community - I don't work hard enough (I've been employed as long as I've legally been able to work, balancing up to 3 jobs at a time...but sure)

- I'm old, i.e., too old to be loved (tons of problems with that, but also, I'm 31?! That's not old)

- I expect too much (yea, decent pay, decent and affordable housing. Totally a spoiled brat).

- I'm immature because I don't want bio children (I'd argue it's a sign of my maturity that I know myself well enough to not have kids)

- My standards in relationships are too high (not to be abused by partners/friends/employers...if that's high bar, I'm speechless).

greensandgrains , Ali Edwards Report

M. A. McKnight 🇺🇦
Community Member
3 months ago

You go!

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#9

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community "You kids and these damn phones..."

My parents are on their phones more than I am by a lot.

RedSoxNation09 , rayand Report

LH25
Community Member
3 months ago

When I was a kid in the 70's, no one had cell phones. Or other screens. But we did get in trouble for wanting to spend vacations reading comic books. Drove my grandma esp. crazy. Something I remind my brother of when he complains about his daughter and her phone use. And yes, we are on our phones as much as she is...

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#10

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community “No one wants to work” we want to work just not for poverty wages

Reasonable_Ad7619 , Mike Mozart Report

Tamra Stiffler
Community Member
3 months ago

"No one wants to be taken advantage of for poverty wages, in order to make corporations richer". Fixed it for ya.

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#11

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community I’m 32 so not young not old but definitely hate hearing s**t 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.

zingingcutie30 , Patricia Barcala Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
3 months ago

Is he calling China, India and the UK girls?

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#12

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community 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!

alehel , Coryn Wolk Report

May
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm Gen X, I can do both! I've had a computer since I was a child, and was taught all the basic practical stuff. I'm always surprised when people can't hang a lamp or change a tire. If you weren't taught - google it, most things are pretty simple.

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#13

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community Just had someone the other day ask me "so why arent you married?"
I'm like.. if i met someone worth marrying, then I would!

datmarimbaplayer , Shyn Darkly Report

Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

Not the end goal anymore, thankfully.

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#14

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community I hate how we've gone from me getting facebook as a teenager and my parents being like "DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON THE INTERNET" to them sending me "medical research" from unverified/unreputable sources.

y4mat3 , HS You Report

dee dee
Community Member
3 months ago

Thiiiiiiiiis.....

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#15

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community “just start saving! you’ll be able to buy a house in no time”

lilasantanico , Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar Report

May
Community Member
3 months ago

How out of touch do you have to be to say that? I've never heard anyone say that in the last 10-15 years.

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#16

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community Anything to the effect of "young people can't have back pain (or any other physical disability)." Like, dude, I *wish* being in my twenties made me immune to being injured. But that's literally just not how the human body works.

dumbest_thotticus , Jasmine Kaloudis Report

Ozacoter
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly. I wish that I had a healthy body. My grandaunts are 93 and 92 and they can walk longer than me and are healthier...

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#17

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community "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

oliferro , popofatticus Report

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
3 months ago

My parents' (Silent-Boomer cusp) first house was 1 year of my dad's salary. My (GenX) house cost more than 3 years of my salary. And I was only able to buy it because I worked 6 months of overtime (60-80 hours a week) and, at the time, it was a buyer's market. I still could only afford a small 2BR house.

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#18

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community how sensitive we are

I made a comment on a YouTube video calling a gay couple cute and some f****n boomer stalked my YouTube channel and felt the need to insult me several times

like I’m not the sensitive one in this situation

NotNinjalord5 , Ed and Eddie Report

HarriMissesScotland
Community Member
3 months ago

There are insensitive morons in every age group. I'm sorry that happened to you.

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#19

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community "The young people always just want to Drink and go to partys"
1. No
2. Don't pretend like you didn't do this too lol

TheCrazySandshrew , Mike Burns Report

May
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't the stats say that the kids these days drink a lot less than previous generations?

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#20

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community "You should really buy a house and settle down"

I'm bloody well trying Karen. Just cause you bought your house in the 60's for 40k and a blueberry, off your husbands 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 infact. Just. Shut up.

Scarlet_Anne , Jake Ledbetter Report

Lara Verne
Community Member
3 months ago

Well you think I wouldn't buy a house, if I could?

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#21

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community "stop eavesdropping"

I'm not eavesdropping you're just talking loud because you're deaf and I'm not

WK5500 Report

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Community Member
3 months ago

I definitely broadcast to the entire room.

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#22

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community I'm sick of hearing about them b******g 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 that decided to hand them out. How idiotic is it to basically say "here's your award for existing." followed by "You f*****s need to be awarded for just existing!" in nearly the same breath?

photoguy423 , waferboard Report

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Community Member
3 months ago

My bro-in-law coaches kids' soccer. He wouldn't be keen on participation trophies. He blew off an email from a couple who worried about their kid's self-esteem if they didn't play in every game. My BIL explained to the kid why they weren't playing in one of the games and the kid was fine. He's very good with children, but he doesn't treat them like delicate hothouse plants. He definitely has more patience with the kids than their parents!

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#23

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community Tired of people referring to their significant others as the old ball and chain or just talking s**t about their wives to friends a lot. It’s like their wives are a burden to them?

RealBrownPerson , nick farnhill Report

Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

I think this goes the other way too - talking s**t on the husbands.

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#24

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community "Your generation is sensitive and weren't taught hard work" yall literally raised us, how is it our faults.

Tuba_Crusader , Henry Burrows Report

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Community Member
3 months ago

People have been sensitive about different things throughout history. Now people are more open and have a vocabulary to express difficult emotions and situations.

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#25

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community "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 a "I'm working on it". A "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 bs 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.

SmilingIsNotEnough , Philip Tellis Report

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Community Member
3 months ago

Another option is to straight-up lie. It could be a polite lie, "I'll certainly give it a thought" or it could be a ruder one, "I'm having as much unprotected sex as my vag can handle!"

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#26

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community "Video games are a waste of time."

Says the boomer dips**t sitting on the couch, sitting on his phone with Fox News playing in the background.

blacy0520 , Myrtle Beach TheDigitel Report

strawberry idiot
Community Member
3 months ago

you could spend a whole day doing anything. Gardening, baking, reading, working, you name it. a whole day. no one says squat. but the MOMENT you sit down to play some minecraft its 'a waste of time' or 'invaluable to your day'...

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#27

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community "When you're older you'll agree with me."

Ffs just because you're older doesn't mean you're always right or that you know the answers to all my life's problems. You grew up in a different time period, with different problems, and different social views. Your problems might be similar, and you might be right some of the time, but that is no excuse to shut down every logical point I make against your beliefs with this line.

InsertGamerName , Jan Fidler Report

E B
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope. Still don't like cooked carrots. Still think you shouldn't be crappy to people because they're different. Guess I'm still an idealist. Now I'm mad that you thought that was an insult.

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#28

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

xKailynnx Report

Superninjatiger
Community Member
3 months ago

Alot of people need to know this, especially older ones: If you talk down to someone's feelings due to having gone through similar trauma and "came out fine" - you didn't in fact come out fine.

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#29

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community I'm an older millennial. I have a good job, own a house, am married, and have two kids.

It is 2022 and at least half the times I hear someone older reference "millennials" it's talking about people who are currently the age my cohort was 22 years ago when the millennium was a thing.

_tx , Michelle Report

May
Community Member
3 months ago

Are they going to go straight to talking about Gen Alpha, and just skip Gen Z? Just like nobody ever talks about Gen X? It's all Boomers and Millennials.

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#30

30 Examples Of What Young People Have Had Enough Of Hearing From Older People, Shared In This Online Community I'm 55 I still get tired of my parents telling me to find a good church home.

cpqarray , zeevveez Report

May
Community Member
3 months ago

What's a church home?

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