Baby boomers love to label millennials the worst generation: they're rude, lazy, entitled, buried in their smart phones, and incapable of human interaction. But baby boomers need to take a good look at themselves in the mirror, because they have some serious flaws of their own, including the ways they've shaped the millennial generation.It's time for baby boomers to own up to their mistakes. This list is full of the worst things about baby boomers. Statistically, if you're reading this, you're probably a millennial. But when you're done reading, send it to all the baby boomers you know. Maybe they'll start changing their tune.
They Criticize Technology Even Though They Use It
One of baby boomers's favorite criticisms of millennials is that they spend too much time on their smart phones, and use social media instead of actually having face-to-face conversations with each other. But then you see baby boomers buried in their smart phones and wonder whether they know how hypocritical they're being.
They Refuse to Acknowledge How Lucky They Were
Baby boomers received relatively cheap education and entered a rapidly expanding job market. They want their children to believe that they were successful because of their hard work, but the reality is they were just lucky. If baby boomers had to deal with what millennials currently have to deal with - massive student debt and a ruthless job market - they wouldn't be nearly as successful.
They Created the Millennial Attitude They Hate
Boomers criticize millennials for having a sense of entitlement, but the boomers raised their children to think that they could and should get whatever they wanted. This mindset made sense for baby boomers who started their careers during times of prosperity, but millennials began their careers during a time of economic turmoil (which the boomers created). Boomers interpreted millennials's frustration as entitlement, but they never prepared their kids to deal with the reality that success doesn't come instantly.
They Don't Seem To Care that They're Bankrupting Social Security
It's not the baby boomers's fault that they're the most populous generation, taking a disproportional amount of money out of Social Security. It is disturbing, though, that they don't seem to care that there will be nothing left for their children. No one denies that the system needs to be fixed, but the boomers don't seem interested in coming up with the solution. As long as they get their checks, they can live and die happily.