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Millennials Reveal The Worst Advice And Wisdom They've Heard From Baby Boomers 

Anna Lindwasser
Updated September 8, 2017 66.2k votes 10.2k voters 285.4k views 21 items

List Rules Vote up the advice that maybe made sense in 40 years ago.

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. 

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Computer Scientists Don't Make Good Money

From: DrMonkeyLove:

"I guess I'm on the old side of the millennials, but I had numerous people tell me not to go into computer science and instead go into some other engineering field because computer scientists didn't make good money, wasn't a good job, not a good fit, etc. Glad I didn't listen to any of them as I make a really good salary now. Why the heck would I take advice on entering a high-tech field from people who can barely use a computer?"

Dumb advice?
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Just Put Your Rent On A Payment Plan

From sonofaresiii:

"'You're having trouble making your rent? Just call up the owner and ask if they can reduce it for a little while or put you on a payment plan.'

"Mom, no. Maybe that works for some people somewhere, but my owner is a huge company out of state. They don't cut me a break out of the kindness of their heart. If I'm late they charge a fee, and if I'm still late a month later they sue me."

Dumb advice?
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Go To The Most Expensive School Possible

From WickedGingah:

"'Drop out of local community college and RUN, don't walk to most expensive state school in the country. A degree from a community college isn't worth anything.'

"Naturally this exchange occurred while I was working so I hid my 'f*ck-off-and-die' face behind a polite smile and said I would consider it."

Dumb advice?
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Avocados Are Holding You Back From Home Ownership

From ReginaRainbowTits:

"Housing prices wouldn't be such an issue if I'd just stop eating smashed avocado."

Dumb advice?