It's no secret millennials get a ton of bad advice from baby boomers. While some boomers actually pay attention to how the world changed since their youth, others remain stuck in the past. Some baby boomer advice to millennials means well while being misguided, like when they insist the best way to find a job is physically handing out your resume to managers. Never mind they told you to apply online, it's all about working hard! On the more drastic spectrum, baby boomer advice to millennials gets outright ludicrous, like blaming millennials for killing the diamond industry or Laura Palmer. Some of the worst advice to millennials is more than misguided, it's morally wrong, such as insisting interracial dating goes against "nature." Sure, Jan.
Check out what Reddit millennials have to say about the most ridiculous advice they've received about how to hustle your way through adulthood. If you're a millennial, you might find something you'll relate to - and if you're a baby boomer, you might find a reason to reconsider the next piece of advice you give the millennials in your life.
You Don't Need Money To Support Kids
"'Babies just need love, not money.'
"Sorry, mom, no grandkids until I have a job with a decent paycheck and less student debt."
Participation Trophy Logic Fail
"Talking to my dad recently, he was going on about 'participation trophies.' When I pointed out that we wouldn't have received said participation trophies had his generation not invented them, his response was: 'Yep, that's another problem with your generation. Always blaming your faults on other people.'"
Interracial Dating Is Wrong
"Dad told me when I was young that interracial relationships would never work. He said that 'there's a reason the black birds are with black birds and the red birds are with the red birds. Its just nature.' I've been with my ethnically different girlfriend for a long time now. Probably the best person I've ever met."
Don't Have Compassion For Others
"I've been told countless times by my grandparents to only worry about myself. Whenever I bring up a social issue or subject I'm passionate about I'm immediatley told that I only need to be looking out for me. That I care too much about other people.
"Umm isn't the lack of compassion for other people and animals how we f*cked the world?"