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Baby Boomers' Important Characteristics
Strong work ethic. Baby boomers aren't afraid to put in a hard day of work. ...
Self-Assured. This generation is independent and self-assured. ...
Competitive. Baby boomers like competition. ...
Goal-centric. ...
Resourceful. ...
Mentally focused. ...
Team oriented. ...
Disciplined.

And yes - I am a Baby Boomer !!!
Also the generation that benefited from
low house prices/rent
free education
low unemployment
high base wages
social welfare
taxing rich people and companies
no concept of environmental impact

But that never had any effect on them... they're all as above
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Also the generation that benefited from
low house prices/rent
free education
low unemployment
high base wages
social welfare
taxing rich people and companies
no concept of environmental impact

But that never had any effect on them... they're all as above
Actually not low unemployment (look at the UK in the 70s and 80s) or high base wages compared to now. But the rest, yes.

Speaking for the UK, we paid for it. Tax was not just an issue for rich people and companies, everyone paid more. But - compared to today - it was somewhat accepted. Difference now is that people seem to want to keep the services but without paying for it through reasonable tax levels.
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But that never had any effect on them... they're all as above
Why other people can't be more like them?
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Also the generation that benefited from
low house prices/rent
free education
low unemployment
high base wages
social welfare
taxing rich people and companies
no concept of environmental impact

But that never had any effect on them... they're all as above
Ah yes, our rent in London was cheap - by comparison- but the salaries were even cheaper. When we got married (1971)
OH's salary was £28 a week, he had to run a car and our rent for a crappy, damp, disgusting furnished flat- only heating with with gas fire you had to put 50p in - and the rent was £14 (and that was as a doctor working 140 hrs a week) - lol, you make me laugh.

When we got our house- stretching ourselves to the limit- the mortgage rate went up to 19.5%. Oh such fun.

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Re: Boomer - meaning

as soon as you give any group of people a name tag its a slippery slope.

These name tags are almost exclusively used to shift and assign blame, its all the baby boomer fault, its all gen x fault, millennials are lazy idiots etc etc all of which is BS.

to say boomers had it easy it a bit of a slap in the face, considering rationing in the uk didn't end until 1954! uni places where extremely limited and 'normal' people didn't have the option and mortgages where not widely available until the 70's, the only big benefit some of them continue to enjoy is final salary pensions.
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Funny. I had a colleague in primary school who came from a family with 5 kids and everyone asked them if they were "Adventists"..... I don't know any family of 8-10. Not even my grandparents came from such large families. It must be really nice though.
Grandparent came from 13 kid family. 3 survived. It wasn't nice.

I know 2 Irish catholic families, both with 13 kids as well, both relocated. One for political reasons but both pretty much to be able to feed the kids. One to US, the other to CA. The kids told me they never had 7 dinners per week.

I think it is nice when one can afford it.
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as soon as you give any group of people a name tag its a slippery slope.

These name tags are almost exclusively used to shift and assign blame, its all the baby boomer fault, its all gen x fault, millennials are lazy idiots etc etc all of which is BS.

to say boomers had it easy it a bit of a slap in the face, considering rationing in the uk didn't end until 1954! uni places where extremely limited and 'normal' people didn't have the option and mortgages where not widely available until the 70's, the only big benefit some of them continue to enjoy is final salary pensions.
Very true, anytime a generalization is put on a group of people, individuals can feel personally attacked. Of course with any population, there are many outliers who don't fit the generalization and feel increasingly attacked.

I do accept the generalizations that the boomers had it easy - financially (maybe due to the Silent generation making huge sacrifices during the war). I also accept the millennials are lazy - they grew up getting everything they wanted at their finger tips and maybe not having the same type of work ethic as generations before.

They key thing is for the next few years, the two have to work together and shift the working/business culture to the new generation. The blame game is just the inability to find a common ground.
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The blame game is just the inability to find a common ground.
This.

Plus one cannot compare. Every generation has their own anxiety to deal with. So their respective definitions of "hard working", "efficiency" and "laziness" will be different, sometimes contradictory.

The 20/80 rule is pretty valid, or 4hr work day, imho.
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I think the biggest issue with the boomers, was spoiling the generation of millennials.

Not necessarily saying this is all bad and negative, but I does give an insight to the mentality gap between the two generations.

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And yet again us in GenX are forgotten.
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And yet again us in GenX are forgotten.
Who?

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And yet again us in GenX are forgotten.
Billy Idol is still about, so not all forgotten, for better or worse.
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the pepsi generation

what ever happened to pepsi??
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as soon as you give any group of people a name tag its a slippery slope.

These name tags are almost exclusively used to shift and assign blame, its all the baby boomer fault, its all gen x fault, millennials are lazy idiots etc etc all of which is BS.

to say boomers had it easy it a bit of a slap in the face, considering rationing in the uk didn't end until 1954! uni places where extremely limited and 'normal' people didn't have the option and mortgages where not widely available until the 70's, the only big benefit some of them continue to enjoy is final salary pensions.
I never thought of those names boomer or millennials as more than a name for generations. But actually, the boomer-age is so large/long that it's half of today's society. LOL, okay not really but there are definitely totally different life-circumstances born into this phase. Not to mention we successfully managed and still manage to master every generation since and still coming.

For a long time I didn't know other generations also had a name as the boomers I think got their name after the "Pillenknick" (sudden drop in birthrates due to oral contraceptives no catchword in English it seems).

Millennials as a description (apart from birth time) means nothing to me. Snowflakes does. But I met those in all age groups.

The way this is discussed/taken here though, it basically meansa Greta told someone in the audience "in Ordnung, Alter" by saying ok boomer. And let's put it this way: Had she done that in boomer's days, it would have been the end of her career.
She's obviously much closer to Trump than she realizes.
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Billy Idol is still about, so not all forgotten, for better or worse.
But he's a boomer!

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I never thought of those names boomer or millennials as more than a name for generations. But actually, the boomer-age is so large/long that it's half of today's society. LOL, okay not really but there are definitely totally different life-circumstances born into this phase. Not to mention we successfully managed and still manage to master every generation since and still coming.

For a long time I didn't know other generations also had a name as the boomers I think got their name after the "Pillenknick" (sudden drop in birthrates due to oral contraceptives no catchword in English it seems).

Millennials as a description (apart from birth time) means nothing to me. Snowflakes does. But I met those in all age groups.

The way this is discussed/taken here though, it basically meansa Greta told someone in the audience "in Ordnung, Alter" by saying ok boomer. And let's put it this way: Had she done that in boomer's days, it would have been the end of her career.
She's obviously much closer to Trump than she realizes.
Greta belongs to Generation Z...

And the term "snowflake" was first used to describe them. I think people mistake some elements from "description of millennials" with other generations, but this is how they perceive younger generations. Most of the time it's harmless.

I also don't think you can judge people starting from these classifications, but they can be funny sometimes.
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the pepsi generation

what ever happened to pepsi??
No idea...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib-Qiyklq-Q
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Billy Idol is still about, so not all forgotten, for better or worse.
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But he's a boomer!
"Generation X", at the time he used it, hadn't yet taken on the specific birthdate-related meaning, but was a more generic term for disaffected youth which had been in use from the 1950s.
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I'll always prefer Pepsi to Coke..
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us older boomers will ask 'what is Pepsi or Coke' ?
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