It’s trendy to hate Boomers. Literally, everyone is doing it. I did as well.
But when something is trendy, it’s usually garbage.
But a funny thing happened on the way to critical thinking: I’ve changed my opinion.
The more I thought about generational struggles, the more I realized that generational warfare hurts us all:
What I’m getting at is that I think generational warfare is stupid and counterproductive. And I’m not just talking about the young. Us older folks do it too and we should to stop it.
The more I think about it, the more obvious it becomes that the righteous Gen X indignation against Boomers is pretty hypocritical, especially since many of us express the same sentiments towards Millennials.
Does repeating the same mistakes you decry really make anything better?
So back to Boomers. I had these thoughts, and then I read Generations, by William Strauss and Neil Howe. One of the most important thing I gleaned from this book is that while generations have some commonalities, they are hardly monolithic. Even Boomers.