Master Don Juan
- Aug 6, 2009
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Speaking as a Boomer, a lot of this thread is just hate. But the above point is the Boomers' biggest and most legitimate failure. They didn't do enough to pass the Christian faith on to the next generations. We were part of the generation that abandoned churches, so that was a big part of it. That robbed the younger people of traditional morals and values, including a good work ethic. I guarantee you I didn't have things handed to me, I had to fail and restart several times before I finally found my niche. My family was poor and I had to learn to depend on myself.Another legitimate point of criticism for Boomers is the absolute terrible job they did parenting Millennials.
It's interesting how Boomers are hated for being conservative, because one of their biggest failures is the way they embraced leftism when they were younger, and allowed feminism and hedonism to take control. But they say if you aren't liberal when you're young, you have no heart. And if you aren't conservative when you're older, you have no brain.
The inflation stinks today, but you can earn insane salaries now compared to what we had. But most of what I hear from the younger generations is how they want a four day work week, want to work from home, and think things should be handed to them.
We were also betrayed by the politicians. Social Security was to be its own fund, but they were the ones who raided it to pay for the rest of the bloated government. That's why Social Security is in jeopardy, not because Boomers want it all for themselves. You can blame us for the politicians, but I didn't vote for that policy, I've spent my life fighting that kind of thinking. For all the good it's done.