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Some of these boomers get offended by everything someone says or does and project it to all generations after them

They don't just lack empathy and EQ, but also self awareness.
Lactophile4life · 36-40
Wow. This post seems contradictory. Anyone else or is it just me?

Ripping on older generations for ripping on your generation? They are both full of smart people and stupid people. Older and younger.

I guess there is no context to go off of in this post
Jorgillo · 36-40, M
@Lactophile4life They project everything they do to us, How do you not see it?
Lactophile4life · 36-40
Most people dont know boomer is from baby boomer. Baby-boomer generation.

Most people use that word boomer to describe people who are not baby-boomers.

Its like the word karen. It is a buzzword. It really means nothing. like the word woke.

I don't know the age of the person/people your referring to. So I felt inclined to defend the cool baby-boomers I know personally. Many cool boomers out there.

Thats all I was saying.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
@Lactophile4life I go further. I refuse to use or take seriously, these silly categories and their buzz-words. We are people, not goods in a supermarket, and anyone can be "cool".

I don't know when "cool" as a slang compliment arose, but it was current and apparently "cool" to use in the 1960s.

"Woke" did have a real meaning originally although it is slang, but has become corrupted ignorantly into a term of abuse by anyone against anyone, often merely to stifle free opinions and discussion - and by extension, people. Ironically its original meaning was a warning against that sort of behaviour.
HannahSky · F
Always a concerned when people make a serious post and use labels on people. Usually doesn't show much real insight.
carpediem · 61-69, M
Here's a guy comes to SW as a newbie, and insults an entire group of people who he doesn't know and never had interaction with. Kind of like me saying "all millennials are whiny crybabies with no work ethic and zero sense of community".

But of course, I'd never say that. Welcome to SW jackwagon.
Jorgillo · 36-40, M
@carpediem don't project. And I said some of these boomers, not an entire group for crying outloud.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
You are right that some people are unfortunately like that, but I don't think they need be so-called "Boomers" - or in any other artificial category - for it.

Human weaknesses and strengths have always been with us, and always will.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
Poor empathy and cod-psychology like "self-awareness" are by no means confined to any artificial sub-division of humanity.

They are human traits, irrespective of age or of any fancy fad for putting people into database-like categories.
Ynotisay · M
Sure. That exists. Always will. You'll do the same. For sure. But I will say phrases like EQ is a pretty good way to fire some people up. In the good 'ol days it was only "Don't be a dick."
Renkon · 36-40, M
Can you elaborate on the context? Why you feel that way? Did someone in your RL or on SW go critical of the younger generation or something?
Sidewinder · 36-40, M
Anyone can be offended, regardless of their generation.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
@Sidewinder They can, and some seem to delight in being offended for others!
Sidewinder · 36-40, M
@ArishMell If that never happened, there wouldn't have been freak shows.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
@Sidewinder That's an interesting point.

Those shows were horrific by our standards now, but they were very popular so there must have been very few finding them offensive at the time. Different times, different ideas, and we can't think for them.

However, my point was of not being hurt by something personally but taking pleasure in claiming it offends others, rightly or wrongly.
At least we are not politically correct

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