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

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Vote up the most annoying things older people have said to the youth.

We've always been told to listen to our elders, but sometimes the things they say don't apply this day in age. We've rounded up the top 22 things the youths are tired of hearing from the older folk, check them out and vote up the ones you agree with!

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  • 1
    173 VOTES

    Just Different Skill Sets

    From Redditor u/alehel:

    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!

    From Redditor u/umanouski:

    No joke, my dad did this to me.

    I didn't know how to change the tire on my car at 18 (he never showed me) complained about it, and told me to figure it out.

    Not 10 minutes later his wifi went out and asked me to fix it. I told him to figure it out.

    173 votes
  • 2
    145 VOTES

    Who's Really Always On The Phone?

    From Redditor u/RedSoxNation09:

    "You kids and these damn phones..."

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

    From Redditor u/inckalt:

    40 yo man here. My generation and the generation before were also always on their damn phones. It's just that these phones were attached to the wall, but otherwise, teenagers use to spend several hours every evening just talking with their friends.

    From Redditor u/whitepepper:

    My favorite version of this is "come home, we want to spend time with you".

    So I come home and dad jacks his headphones in on his tablet and watches videos, mom gets on her laptop, and I'm stuck watching whatever rerun of Monk they've got playing on the tv essentially by myself.

    I've become a holiday decoration to be set out on the couch and not interacted with.

    145 votes
  • 3
    114 VOTES

    Learn Something New

    From Redditor u/Jim_from_snowy_river:

    Excuses for the fact that they haven't learned anything new since they were 30.

    Like bro, come on, computers have been around for 30 years at the very least and you still don't know how to use one?

    The only excuse that you have is laziness.

    From Redditor u/buster_rhino:

    My uncle in his 50s was complaining on Facebook after the Super Bowl about the music kids are listening to these days. The dude didn’t realize every song they did was 20 years old.

    From Redditor u/hahwke:

    Some seem to take pride in being technologically illiterate. There can be a simple 2-step process that would take a normal person 30 seconds to look up on a search engine and then do it. But they instead spend minutes at a time boasting about how they don't know how to do it.

    114 votes
  • 4
    133 VOTES

    Kids Aren't For Everyone

    From Redditor u/Fairyburger:

    That I’m wasting my entire purpose as a woman because I don’t want kids.

    From Redditor u/3opossummoon:

    Comments like this only made me double down on choosing a hysterectomy over another option for a procedure to reduce my endometriosis pain. I've literally never wanted my own kids. The idea of parenting 24/7/365 has not ever had any appeal to me. I luckily had a super awesome surgeon who understood that and went to bat for me and helped me get this procedure even though I was only 22.

    From Redditor u/Dandfox:

    This. I'm a guy who got a vasectomy at 22. I've known for years that I never want kids. And my whole family and even people who I've never spoken to before feel the need to inform me that I'm a selfish prick for not having kids.

    133 votes
  • 5
    143 VOTES

    The Good Ol' Days

    From Redditor u/Philcoman:

    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

    From Redditor u/nagol93:

    I still remember what one of my old teachers said

    “There's no such thing as ‘the good ol’ days.’ Anyone who thinks things were better back in the day is either misremembering or delusional."

    From Redditor u/Thuis001:

    I do love the complaints about kids not playing outside anymore nowadays. Especially by people from the generation who did everything in their power to make just being outside aggressively terrible. Either through a large decrease in the number of places kids can play, an increase in the number of cars and just vehicles in general or by making laws against things like simply hanging out. Of course we're going to prefer being on the phone over that.

    143 votes
  • 6
    140 VOTES

    Things Are Just Different Now

    From Redditor u/like5or6:

    Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and work harder.

    Buddy, I’ve been working 60+ hours a week and prices keep going up and my pay is not…

    From Redditor u/SmilingIsNotEnough:

    Some still believe that, if you work hard, you'll be recognized for your efforts, get paid more (due to your effort), and get something out of it. No. You just get more tired, have less free time, and earn the same because overtime is not seen as an extra, but as an obligation with no extra income.

    From Redditor u/Timah158:

    They always talk about how lazy our generation is when they wouldn't do half the stuff we do. There is no way a boomer would have worked for free as an intern for "job experience".


    140 votes