Baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964. Millennials were born between the early 1980s and early 2000s. That means there’s a 16 to 36+ year age difference between baby boomers and millennials.
There’s more than just a big age gap between these two groups… in fact, there are plenty of misunderstandings. Some would go as far as to say millennials and baby boomers aren’t on the best of terms.
Baby boomers will tell you that millennials are entitled brats who don’t know how to take responsibility for their own lives. And millennials will tell you that baby boomers are lost in the past and have no idea how to operate in our modern world… not to mention they have terrible spelling and grammar on social media.
With the two groups constantly going at it, Twitter user Anna (@manhattanna) wasn’t too surprised to find a Facebook group where millennials spend their time pretending to be baby boomers, essentially making fun of the way that the older generation uses social media.
Anna was surprised at how hilarious the whole thing was, so she took screenshots of the group’s activity and shared it with the world. It didn’t long for the pics to accumulate over 171,000 likes.
Many people agree that the impersonations are spot-on accurate, and downright hilarious.
Not going to lie, as much as I love and adore many baby boomers, some of these posts make me think of certain individuals I know. Especially with the crazy spellings, random periods in the middle of sentences, and off-topic comments to unrelated posts.
Anna was born in 1998, so she’s close to the cusp of being a Generation Z, while still relating to millennials.
“I can relate to [both] millennials and generation Z,” she told Bored Panda. “[Millennials] are the future, they’re stressed out, and have a unique sense of humor.”
“The baby boomers that end up being characterized in the group are all the stereotype of the typical baby boomer who’s clueless as to how to use the internet, blames millennials for the down fall of the earth, and usually some kind of racist/sexist/homophobic,” Anna explained.
Anna was lucky enough to stumble upon the Facebook group when she saw someone else Tweet about it. She’s glad that she decided to share it after seeing how many people it has made smile.
“I’ve gotten so many messages from people saying they were having a rough day/struggling lately, and that the posts on that group make them laugh and gave them a distraction,” Anna said.
With an ever-increasing cost of living, millennials have a lot to worry about, but this group has certainly helped relieve some of the pressure while giving them a good laugh or two.
Millennials are waiting much longer to get married and they are much slower to start their own households. In addition, they are more likely to reside with their parents and for longer stretches of time.
Baby boomers struggle to understand the millennial lifestyle, as most of them married and started having kids when they were fairly young – before the age of 25. Yet, only 2/3 of baby boomers remain married today.
In the workforce, baby boomers strongly believe in the importance of time and experience when it comes to earning higher ranking positions of authority. In other words, the longer a person works for an organization, they higher paid position they deserve.
Maybe we should take note considering baby boomers are more likely to hold high paying leadership positions in fields like engineering and medicine.
Make fun of them all that you want, but the majority of your kind comments on social media actually come from baby boomers. All of those “you look so.beautiful” comments are from your dear Aunt Sally, and don’t you forget that!