Teens use 'OK boomer' to fire back at older generations' criticisms

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Teens use 'OK boomer' to fire back at older generations' criticisms

Postby tetmo » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:40 am

“A boomer is really more of a type of personality, someone who is intolerant to new ideas and who is ignorant to new ideas,” one teen said.
See https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/teens-use-ok-boomer-fire-back-older-generations-criticisms-n1073331

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Re: Teens use 'OK boomer' to fire back at older generations' criticisms

Postby John » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:31 am

** 31-Oct-2019 Teens use 'OK boomer'

tetmo wrote:> “A boomer is really more of a type of personality, someone who is
> intolerant to new ideas and who is ignorant to new ideas,” one
> teen said.

> See
> https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/teens-use-ok-boomer-fire-back-older-generations-criticisms-n1073331


When CH86 in this forum wants to be as insulting and offensive as
possible (which is pretty much always), then he starts his post with
"OK Boomer." Based on what I see happening every day, I can't see any
reason why any Boomer would want to even stay alive anymore.

We have nothing to contribute to society that anyone wants. Better to
just let the kids follow idiots like AOC, and not even bother to stick
around for the ensuing disaster.

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Re: Teens use 'OK boomer' to fire back at older generations' criticisms

Postby Higgenbotham » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:48 pm

John wrote:When CH86 in this forum wants to be as insulting and offensive as
possible (which is pretty much always), then he starts his post with
"OK Boomer." Based on what I see happening every day, I can't see any
reason why any Boomer would want to even stay alive anymore.

We have nothing to contribute to society that anyone wants. Better to
just let the kids follow idiots like AOC, and not even bother to stick
around for the ensuing disaster.

OK Boomer.
While the periphery breaks down rather slowly at first, the capital cities of the hegemon should collapse suddenly and violently.

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Re: Teens use 'OK boomer' to fire back at older generations' criticisms

Postby Higgenbotham » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:54 pm

Point of the above being that it's a completely nonproductive retort and closes off all communication.

When I was a kid (Gen X with Silent parents) at least I injected a little humor by calling my parents the "Old Fudder Dudders." That gave my parents a chance to laugh and then articulate their position.
While the periphery breaks down rather slowly at first, the capital cities of the hegemon should collapse suddenly and violently.

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Re: Teens use 'OK boomer' to fire back at older generations' criticisms

Postby John » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:43 pm

** 09-Nov-2019 A Parable about Generations

Higgenbotham wrote:> Point of the above being that it's a completely nonproductive
> retort and closes off all communication.

> When I was a kid (Gen X with Silent parents) at least I injected a
> little humor by calling my parents the "Old Fudder Dudders." That
> gave my parents a chance to laugh and then articulate their
> position.


I've posted this parable in the past:

Boomers have a culture where you can argue with each other with
vitriolic fervor and still be friends.

But if you argue with a Gen-Xer, then he smiles and doesn't say
anything. But as soon as you turn around, you're on the floor with
your blood spilling all over the place as result of the big knife that
the Gen-Xer shoved into your back when you weren't looking. If you're
still able to look around with your last dying breath, then you can
see that he's still smiling.

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Re: Teens use 'OK boomer' to fire back at older generations' criticisms

Postby FishbellykanakaDude » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:21 am

John wrote:** 09-Nov-2019 A Parable about Generations

Higgenbotham wrote:> Point of the above being that it's a completely nonproductive
> retort and closes off all communication.

> When I was a kid (Gen X with Silent parents) at least I injected a
> little humor by calling my parents the "Old Fudder Dudders." That
> gave my parents a chance to laugh and then articulate their
> position.


I've posted this parable in the past:

Boomers have a culture where you can argue with each other with
vitriolic fervor and still be friends.

But if you argue with a Gen-Xer, then he smiles and doesn't say
anything. But as soon as you turn around, you're on the floor with
your blood spilling all over the place as result of the big knife that
the Gen-Xer shoved into your back when you weren't looking. If you're
still able to look around with your last dying breath, then you can
see that he's still smiling.


What is the age (range) of these "Gen-Xers" again?

Are these in the same group that plays computer games with a "Griefer KoS Anti-Carebear" philosophy?
(( KoS = Kill on Sight ))

..the group after them in combination with the one prior to them will eventually convert them, and/or annihilate them when "decision time" comes.

But, yeah,.. they're REALLY not into communicating, other than via the language of material physics.

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Re: Teens use 'OK boomer' to fire back at older generations' criticisms

Postby tetmo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:05 pm

As a Gen-Xer I find these comment offensive. Especially as I listen to and have the greatest respect for the boomers in my family. At what point do we put aside generational sterotypes and listen? If I recall The Fourth Turning, doesn't each generational archetype have something to offer? Aren't Gen-Xers Nomads that are pragmatic with an older skill set that the Heros will need to win the war? And isn't it the Nomads that will be used as a governor on the Prophets and Greying Champion? Can anything good be said about Gen-Xers? What do we see in each generational archetype today that will help win the war to come?


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