Baby Boomers vs. Generation X vs. Millennials

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been halfheartedly pondering the overlap between instagram moms and the pre-existing milieu of suburban wine moms this afternoon and, while not a perfect circle, there's a definite early millennial/mid-millennial overlap

i've definitely gone on dates with suburban wine moms, and perhaps with aspiring instagram influencers, but never someone who has been both

mh, Monday, 24 June 2019 21:38 (seven months ago) link

instagram seems bad

mookieproof, Monday, 24 June 2019 21:51 (seven months ago) link

I really hate the term cougar juice, but they don't make it easy.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 21:53 (seven months ago) link

Are they going to keep complaining/complimenting themselves in regard to "adulting" until they die?

Something about "being a kid at heart" that tolls throughout the Millennials and the Boomers. So many 40somethings in 80s commercials, can't believe they're wearing a SUIT and TIE, hearing the distant call of the Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'" echoing from somewhere past the conference room windows...

I don't see a whole lot of that from my generation. Except from Beto, who's got some trip going on that I'd wish he'd keep to himself.

pplains, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:00 (seven months ago) link

I don't care much about instagram, it seems mostly spon cons and people doing yoga in inappropriate places. But I hate that a lot of places/tourist destinations have become unbearable just because people go there to get a shot for their social media.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:06 (seven months ago) link

The worst is when people ask you to move in a museum so they can take a picture of a picture.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:07 (seven months ago) link

my dad’s boomer version of “adulting” jokes was probably his insistence that he’s still working on figuring out what he wants to be when he grows up

now that he’s transitioning into retirement, he’ll perhaps have the time to work on that

mh, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:08 (seven months ago) link

DId boomer dad's have adulting jokes? I always thought they were more on the Al Bundy, giving up on life at age 40 angle.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:16 (seven months ago) link

I never see any of this on Instagram bc I don’t follow these people. It’s pretty easy to avoid!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:16 (seven months ago) link

I don't have an instagram account but every so often I like to watch the short vids of pasta being made.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:17 (seven months ago) link

I never see influencers or spon con or famous ppl bc that’s not why I’m there. It makes me sad to see people sorted into slots like wine mommy and insta mommy and any unnecessarily pigeonholed group. I guess that’s what they’re putting out there. Glad I don’t have to see it, with the exception of Kristi’s bday photo shoot.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:25 (seven months ago) link

afaict "adulting" jokes/comments at least among my peers are m/l a sort of ironic comment on the distance between what adult life looked like when we were kids versus what's attainable and/or desirable to us now. since so few mid-30s ppl in my circles have kids, own homes, or have job security, very little of their lives look like their parents' lives in the 1980s. so when something does, like getting a car or buying a durable large appliance, it sorta stands out. but i might be misreading it or coming from a very narrow area.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:28 (seven months ago) link

since so few mid-30s ppl in my circles have kids, own homes, or have job security, very little of their lives look like their parents' lives in the 1980s

this was the case w me in my mid-30s too. It hasn't been like the 80s since the uh 90s

Οὖτις, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:40 (seven months ago) link

That’s not much different from my experience as a person at the tail end of gen x except there were a few marrieds w kids. Not that many.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:41 (seven months ago) link

Everyone has been more or less screwed since the boomers. Might as well all stick together instead of subcategorizing each other to death.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:42 (seven months ago) link

gen xers are junior baby boomers stop playing

VAR me to the end of yawn (jim in vancouver), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:42 (seven months ago) link

always confused about where our lines would split, catholics vs tiger cubs vs furious tattoo artists maybe

uk? thatcherites vs blairites vs corbynites? seems neat enough.

godfellaz (darraghmac), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:45 (seven months ago) link

Douglas Coupland designed some very mediocre furniture. Although I liked his mod table.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 23:23 (seven months ago) link

much of silicon valley can probably be blamed on gen x, but zuck's a millennial

mookieproof, Monday, 24 June 2019 23:26 (seven months ago) link

yeah sorry I normally frown on dumb hair-splitting / narcissism of small differences between microgenerations. anyway i imagine that as a pre-hashtag cohort, gen x would have gotten this kind of sentiment across in a different way. maybe like a really wordy, snarky t-shirt with distressed typewriter font or something? i was a kid, idk.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Monday, 24 June 2019 23:31 (seven months ago) link

all of you will be baby boomers when your time comes

Dan S, Monday, 24 June 2019 23:49 (seven months ago) link

Something about "being a kid at heart" that tolls throughout the Millennials and the Boomers. So many 40somethings in 80s commercials, can't believe they're wearing a SUIT and TIE, hearing the distant call of the Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'" echoing from somewhere past the conference room windows...

― pplains

i'm a kid at heart because my crippling childhood trauma prevented me from ever reaching emotional maturity

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Monday, 24 June 2019 23:51 (seven months ago) link

"Rose bud..."

https://i.imgur.com/CvHnx7Y.gif

https://i.imgur.com/2jKqZX3.jpg

pplains, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:06 (seven months ago) link

Lol

If I were a POLL I’d be Zinging (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:10 (seven months ago) link

feel like a lot of the people living in a house with their spouse and 2.5 kids aren’t the ilx posting type

except pplains — i see you there!!

mh, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:37 (seven months ago) link

haha xp

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:42 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

“all the gen x people were there”

calstars, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:11 (six months ago) link

aka the olds

calstars, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:12 (six months ago) link

four months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/fbIa0i8.jpg?1

pplains, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 02:11 (two months ago) link

that's a good one

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 02:34 (two months ago) link

i wish zoomers existed in 2016 when i made this poll. they're the best ones.

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 02:38 (two months ago) link

they seem to have more of a generational consciousness than the millennials, who always seemed vaguely embarrassed or defensive about being millennials. i wonder if this is a positive -- like can it be channeled the way class consciousness can into meaningful political action?

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 02:47 (two months ago) link

iirc the class of 2000 started getting promoted as such when they were like kindergartners so maybe the drumbeat of millennial zeitgeistery wore those kids down

j., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:12 (two months ago) link

also newspaper editors liked to torture us for sport in the early 2010s, commissioning all those op-eds wondering why we weren't buying houses during the worst job market in a generation

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:18 (two months ago) link

best is still the horrifying amount of sex we were having, until we suddenly weren't having enough

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:22 (two months ago) link

classic. zoomers are getting ahead of this by going on the offensive right away.

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:24 (two months ago) link

millennials could never really bring themselves to disparage a whole older generation. we recoiled from generalizations and lacked a revolutionary consciousness.

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:26 (two months ago) link

we were just like a massive punching bag essentially

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:27 (two months ago) link

I think you all kinda enjoyed it.

pplains, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:28 (two months ago) link

yr like the Cindy Brady of generations

sarahell, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:33 (two months ago) link

it's over though now. the zoomers are the ones to watch.

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:40 (two months ago) link

I think you all kinda enjoyed it.

poor perverse bulb

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 04:02 (two months ago) link

I don't buy the wonderful zoomer narrative. Plenty of them would volunteer to be the foot soldiers of the Fourth Reich if a Twitch streamer told them to.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 05:44 (two months ago) link

can it be channeled the way class consciousness can into meaningful political action?

climate change is rendering generational divides unusually material but nothing like as material as class. don't mind the occasional deployment of generational consciousness for the sake of gretaist rhetoric but soon of course the boomers will be gone and here we will all still be, not on the same side.

"ok boomer" otoh i must confess i have been waiting for my whole life. too old now to indulge in it myself but god bless.

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 08:33 (two months ago) link

if all the zoomers agreed to not get any tattoos they could effortlessly tag and outdate the millennials

estela, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 09:24 (two months ago) link

https://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-less-wealth-net-worth-compared-to-boomers-2019-12

When boomers were roughly the same age as millennials are now, they owned about 21% of America's wealth, compared to millennials' 3% share today, according to recent Fed data.

some of us are like 40 i thought. and we own a measly THREE percent of the nation's wealth?

treeship., Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:35 (two months ago) link

https://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-less-wealth-net-worth-compared-to-boomers-2019-12🕸

_ When boomers were roughly the same age as millennials are now, they owned about 21% of America's wealth, compared to millennials' 3% share today, according to recent Fed data. _


some of us are like 40 i thought. and we own a measly THREE percent of the nation's wealth?

U shouldn’ta blown it all on avocados and escape rooms, then.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 14:53 (two months ago) link

millennials (born between 1981 and 1996)

hey buddy, we're a youthful 38 over here!

a u.s. government department (mh), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 14:54 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Gen Z is better than all of us. The end.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 21:35 (three weeks ago) link

too early to tell

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 21:36 (three weeks ago) link


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