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Old 08-13-2019, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I'm guessing this is the best forum for this...


Your Baby Boomer Report Card
What grade has a generation earned?

If thereís one thing young adults can agree on, it is that baby boomers have ruined the world. This seems a tad harsh. So maybe itís time for a resentment-free assessment of the boomers, conducted by a trained pop sociologist with no ax to grind.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/o...port-card.html

https://www.dangolka.com/your-baby-boomer-report-card/
As an older millennial, I think thatís an unfair statement.

World-wide baby boomer generation was larger than the previous generation and happened to come of age during a time of general world peace and consumerism. I think any generation would partake in selfish behavior and would make decisions that benefited them but not necessarily future ones.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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It's the most common cut-off generally - but there really are no rules.

The youngest of WW2 vets in 1946 were age 20.
Most of them would be finished procreating by age 34 (in 1960).
The older vets would have stopped before then.
You don't have to have been a WW2 vet to sire a few baby boomers. Many of the BB's parents were born in the late 1920s/early 1930s, too, esp if their children were born in the late 1950s/early 1960s. The Baby Boom has often been described as those born from 1946-1964, as 1965 was the first year in the last 10 in which the baby crop actually dropped below 4 million. (1954-64 > 4M, every year). The year 1947 had about 3.8, which was enormous for that time, as WW2 vets came home got married, and then procreated...
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:13 PM
 
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This thread will be deleted at the first sign of a "Generation" war. No "Us vs. Them". Thanks.
Plenty of threads still active, openly criticizing millennials. Please close THEM.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:19 PM
 
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I'm the last boomer. The boomers were certainly more narcissistic than the preceding generations. I don't know how they compare to the subsequent ones. It does appear that the millennials may have the boomers beat.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:49 PM
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Location: USA
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Boomers were fortunate, our parents survived WW2 , Korea. We survived Nam.

In time each generation will be remembered as their greatest generation for their contribution to the world.

The detractors may try and spoil the pot with their negativism but that is their loss
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:42 AM
 
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This thread will be deleted at the first sign of a "Generation" war. No "Us vs. Them". Thanks.
Even if it doesn't violate the terms of service?
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:03 AM
 
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I am really tired of the whole "baby boomer" label. Most of my cousins were born 1948-54. My siblings were born from 1959-66. We share almost no values of our older cousins and are probably more likely to side with our parents and their generation.

These articles are pretty useless, but what do you expect from the New York Times?
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:48 PM
 
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This statement is taken from during the period. A true assessment can only be done from decades later.

I do agree with the Technology and Innovation | A- | score.

My grandparents grew-up farming by using a mule to drag a plow blade, they lived long enough to see men on the moon.
Some economic historians say The Steel Tipped Plow is the single greatest invention of mankind.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:54 PM
 
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Even if it doesn't violate the terms of service?
User name gives it away. It's personal this time.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Some economic historians say The Steel Tipped Plow is the single greatest invention of mankind.
I have heard that before.
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