As the generation gap widens, so does the difference in opinions and beliefs. A young person’s recent statement has created a ripple effect across social media and beyond, as it challenges the long-standing views of many boomers. With a bold call to action, this individual urges boomers to question the status quo and look closer at the world around them. The statement has sparked intense debate and reflection among young and old, showing that one person’s words can make a difference in our society.
A young person took to Reddit to rant about being gaslit by boomers and pleaded with readers not to be sucked into their lies. The poster gave background to why they felt this way when they told of their grandparents having an easy life.
The OP spoke of how their grandmother was alive and kicking at 90 and living with the support of social security and the profits made on the house she could buy with her husband. The poster explained that their grandmother had explained how she could get a job efficiently and live off her wages without much trouble.
It was even the case that the poster’s grandfather did not have to secure permanent work, and it was not too strenuous when he did work. The poster finishes by saying that unless boomers wasted their money away on alcohol or did not want to work at all, then they had it easy.
The OP believes that boomers try to give younger generations the impression that they had a hard time in life, which they profess is not the case. We were invested in the response when they took to Reddit, as we wondered if their views were skewed by one story from their grandparents.
The Popular Views
Straightaway, one person was relieved to vent alongside the original poster (OP) when they said, “My grandma didn’t graduate high school, maybe not even middle school, and got a job at an investment bank on wall street. I think she took a few courses in bookkeeping, but that was it. If I tried getting that job with those same qualifications, they would throw my application in the trash.”
The rants kept coming when another Reddit user commented, “Not a qualification to her name, and that was her first job. I mean… baller move to walk in and ask for a job, and it worked, but she always resented having to give it up to have me.”
The resentment for bloomers was overflowing, with this comment getting straight to the point, “Boomers and old free love hippies turned super well-off businessmen, all made the cost of entry a lot higher as they pulled the ladder up with them.”
The reason for such resentment became apparent when people explained their current difficulties, which was seen when one person said, “I live paycheck to paycheck with some savings because my rent is higher than any mortgage you ever had. And I have a roommate.”
The thread showed how much younger people never really don’t mean to say that some boomers did not work hard but that they had more opportunities.
One person summed up this train of thought when they said, “The funny thing is that generation gets upset when we say they had it easier. They don’t seem to get we’re not saying ‘you didn’t work hard at your job’ or ‘you shouldn’t have had what you did,’ we’re saying ‘we want work to pay as it did for you.”
While it is inevitable that some boomers would get offended by some of the younger generations’ thoughts about them, it is clear that it is coming from the point of fear about the future. For example, one young person said, “Given the cost of living, a single person can’t support themselves on less than $20/hr here. I just don’t know how this can continue at this pace. I mean, something’s gotta give.”
With so many comments on this thread, it is clear that younger generations now need the boomers’ support. We hope there is a positive future for those who feel the injustice between ages.
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