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10 Things We Quietly Admire in the Older Generations

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In an online discussion, a question surfaced: “What’s something from boomer culture that you genuinely adore?”

One of life’s most valuable insights comes from gleaning wisdom from previous generations. The Boomer generation has seen it all, been there, done that, and got it on VCR. While some may disagree on the need to wear a suit to work daily, there’s much to love about Boomers—although it’s not said often enough [or out loud].

1. Buying Electronics For Life

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Today’s generation seems to change electronics at the same rate as their clothes. Granted, today’s electronics seem to be made from uncured clay, they don’t last as long as a mushroom. The Boomer generation knew how to make the best purchases and how to fix them when they broke.

Most people have no patience for electronics, and they can’t tell a switch from a socket.

2. Resilience

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The Boomer generation has a mettle from which today’s generation can learn greatly.

One online user says, “The tougher attitude/thicker skin. Everyone is so sensitive and touchy these days.”

3. Their Music

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You must love Rock n Roll and folk music from the 50s and early 80s. Where today’s music is not loud, it’s unbearably vulgar for some.

The music of earlier years was richer, and most young people today love it too!

4. Their Attitude Towards Life

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There is a belief that the Baby Boomer generation held a more positive outlook on life, which is considered a valuable quality.

Maintaining a positive attitude is an excellent approach to navigating life’s challenges.

5. Their Sense Of Fashion

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The boomers had a great sense of fashion, it’s no wonder, then, that most of their fashion found its way back to the newer generations.

With all the ripped clothes in the new section clothes section today, why wouldn’t we miss the bell bottoms and the pleated skirts?

6. Their Patience and Kindness

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In this era of entitled youngins, dealing with Boomers who appreciate people and treat even the lowly with kindness is refreshing.

One online contributor says, ” … when boomers are sweet and kind, they are super wholesome. I remember when I first started a job as a barista, a boomer came in and asked for a steamer, and I had no idea what it was. He asked if I was new, and then he explained to me what he wanted. I made it for him, and he took a sip. And told me that he was surprised I was new, because it tastes great. I know he was being nice. Because it is such a simple drink, but I really appreciated it.”

7. Their Growing Up Stories

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They may seem ridiculous and outrageous, but have you heard a Boomer narrate their growing-up escapades? They’re fodder for a thriller.

An online contributor says they love, “The absurdity that they had to go through in schools, my grandfather had the choice to box altar boys to get out of detention, all you had to do was survive 5 minutes. I just enjoy listening to their stories, really gives you a different perspective.”

8. Their Grasp Of Surviving Outdoors

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Most kids today wouldn’t know how to survive outdoors, while some Boomers could win the Amazing Race with a blindfold (all generalizations of course).

If you want to have a great time, go outdoors with someone older. Pack your patience along with the mosquito spray.

9. The Movies

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The older generation movies were the ultimate classics, and most young people still immensely enjoy them today.

10. The Snacks

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A conversation contributor says what they love the most about the Boomer pantries is Werther’s Originals. The caramel candy seems to be a favorite of many younger people today.

One says, “Werther’s Originals are f***g fire.” This is just one example of the gem goodies that Boomer’s love.


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