What do the young people want?
The kids. Middle and high school kids. What’s their hopes and dreams and aspirations?
To them, “ok, boomer” refers not to an age but an attitude: That of “kids today have no respect” and mocks older memers in their 20s and 30s for whom everything is unironic and political, or whose irony is thin and barely veiled.
That’s where newspaper articles got it wrong. “Ok, boomer” did not refer to Boomer-age individuals or a class of people but of the attitude of disrespect and not listening to the young, gatekeeping everything and not allowing for them to find their own way, right or wrong.
I’m GenX and I didn’t like GenX growing up and I still don’t. Yet, I’m part of it and some of the attitudes such as a cheerful nihilsm is there.
Oh yes. I’d say from about 22-29 — I think they got shit on in a bad bad way.
High suicide rates in late 20s, crazy acting out behaviors in early 20s. Yet you don’t see as much of that in teenagers. There’s a dividing line there. I consider the teenagers Minecraft generation, the slightly older were still unironically toxic.