15 Things Boomers Love To Do That Young People Don’t Understand

A recent online discussion about things boomers love to do that younger generations don’t understand had many interesting points. Here are some of the key takeaways. Do you agree?

1. Refusal to Learn New Technology

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“It’s my kryptonite. I’m in my mid-40s, and I just can’t deal with my mom’s fear of everything, including using technology, because she might click on the wrong thing. I’ve asked her what the worst-case scenario is — maybe she gets billed for something or sent something unexpected – and reminded her I’m here to help make things right.”

A child of an older person remarked, “I’ve also reminded her that she’s spent so long resisting this stuff that it gets harder to learn each day. It just doesn’t settle with her.

2. Share Daily Death Details

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The following person stated, “My Aunt is OBSESSED with this. She gets almost giddy? Every time I see her, it’s like “oh, my neighbor Susan’s Uncle’s dentist died, isn’t that sad?” Umm…I guess?”

3. Embrace the Phrase “Stay Off My Grass”

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Everyone grew up with at least one old grumpy man in the neighborhood who’s always yelling to “STAY OFF HIS GRASS!” I’ve never really understood the fascination of keeping a pristine lawn that you don’t want anyone touching your grass.

4. Geriatric People Gazing

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One Brazilian user volunteers, “In my country (Brazil), old people sit in front of their houses and do absolutely nothing for hours, just watching people and cars go by.”

5. Music Taste Changes

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One older person embarrassingly admits, “This is going to draw some hate, but once I reached my 50s, Bruce Springsteen’s library suddenly became enjoyable. I’d always liked bits of his work here and there, but once I got old enough, bam, I get it.”

6. Watching 24-Hour News Cycles

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Another child of an older parent said, “My dad watches the news all the time, and I can’t stand it because all of does is make him mad.” Countless people agree with understanding this pain.

7. Always Oversharing

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Several forum members exclaimed, “Telling anyone who will listen about their various ailments. Look, I’m 57, so I’m ancient by Reddit standards. But I vowed early on that I will not become one of these over-sharing old people.”

8. Playing Slots

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“All the casino ads make it look like you’ll be gambling in Monaco with a bouncy, joyful group of young people – then you go in, and it’s endless rows of blank-faced olds jamming on those buttons,” one casino connoisseur lamented.

9. Watching Soap Operas

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One retiree explained, “She enjoys her daytime soaps because so little happens that she can have them on while she cleans around the house and doesn’t feel like she misses anything. Some she’s been watching so long that she says they’ve recycled the same plot half a dozen times over the past 20 years.”

10. Keeping Track of the Weather

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One individual confessed, “Obsessed with the weather. My partner’s grandmother house-sat while we were away for a trip and made sure to record the weather details for us of every day we were gone.”

11. Strutting Their Stuff in the Locker Room

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Boomers do not care about being modest in the locker room. “This is great.” Many seniors voiced, “It is one thing to strut around naked, but another to embrace oneself and just not care!” Many younger people do not understand, but I have a feeling they will one day.

12. Simply Sitting in Their Recliner

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Plenty of older folks articulated, “Oh my god, just sitting down in my recliner is glorious. Younger people may think I’m nuts, but I have so much stuff going on, it’s nice just to sit down and relax.”

13. Don’t Touch: Obsessing Over Fine China

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Some young folks feel, “It’s pretty in the way anything made in bulk can be. It’s expensive, has very little resale value, is fragile, and is virtually useless unless you’re trying to impress another old person.”

14. Driving the Scenic Route

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Are you a fan of taking scenic routes, or do you just want to get to where you are going? One boomer replied, “Now that I’m old, I just like to travel to places to look at the scenery. 20-year-old me would not understand the point of that at all.”

15. Neighborhood Gossipping

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One commenter shared, “My dad is a baby boomer, and he literally walks around the neighborhood daily to find out new information from the neighbors so he can come to tell my mom. He’s so proud that he knows new info he can share. Community watch!”

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Recently, an internet community had an interesting conversation about groups of people they have zero sympathy or empathy for. Thousands of people came together to deliver this list. Do you agree?

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20 Top Professions That Seem to Attract the Worst Kinds of People

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In your opinion, which profession attracts the worst kinds of people? I’ll go first and say sales. Good Lord. I was the manager of a cell phone store, and it’s cutthroat, and why I didn’t make it. It was my first and only time working for a commission, and I was dumbfounded at what people would do to make a sale.

Source: Reddit.