20 Things Millennials DO That Baby Boomers DON’T



Millennials get made fun of a lot by the older demographic. In turn, there’s a lot of things our parents do that don’t make sense to the younger generation anymore. Let’s take a look at some of those differences and see which ones you do, too.

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8. The Newest Fashions
That brings us to fashion. Ever since clothes became a thing, we have been judging each other’s clothes. With your presence on social media, people are looking at what you’re wearing more than ever. Baby boomers might even post photos of their outfits, too–but how much do you want to bet that those posts aren’t filled with hashtags of the brands they’re wearing followed with the obligatory “# O O T D.”

7. Living With Roommates
When it comes to parents of millennials, the idea of roommates is limited to mostly your mid-twenties when you need the help financially when moving out of your parents’ house. Yet millennials are showing that you can be over 30 years old and it’s still okay to live with roommates, especially with the economy. With adults getting married later in life or even married couples renting rooms out, it seems the idea of living with roommates isn’t limited to just young, single people. Even people with higher paying jobs may still want to roommate so that they can save their money for other things.

6. Working For Travel
Speaking of saving money, one of the biggest priorities for a majority of millennials is to travel. What other pictures are you going to fill your Instagram profile and Facebook photos with? On a less sarcastic note, experiencing other cultures and being more wordly has become a huge part of youth culture, especially in America. Back in the baby boomer days, you went to school, maybe partied a bit during college, graduated, worked, and had a family who you went on vacations sometimes. Now, travelling with friends or on your own has become more popular. Plus, with things like AirBnb making lodging for affordable than hotels, travelling is more accessible to even those with a smaller budget to work with.

5. Movies The Kids Are Watching
We don’t see as many Rom-Coms in theaters the way we used to during the 80s up to the 2000s. Instead, what’s taken over the box office are comic book movies, shared universe or franchise movies, remakes and reboots, and last but not least: weird, artsy movies. When seeing Oscar-contender type films, you’ll notice that the audience in the movie theater are either really young people or really old people, with the in-between demographic closer to our parents’ age usually missing.

4. Selfies
The art of taking a selfie can be a complicated one, contrary to what your parents might tell you when you’re trying to take a selfie but the rest of your family have already started walking away. Makeup, like we said before, factors in big time when it comes to taking a selfie and posting it on social media. Your contour must not look ridiculous, the lighting needs to be perfect, and you need to figure out the right face to make before you press the “take photo” button. This culture might seem bizarre to older people, but at least this dad tried his hand at what his son goes through when trying to take the perfect selfie.

3. The Foodie Life
Posting pictures of what you ate that day is also commonplace on social media. Some may scoff at you raising your iPhone or Canon camera over your table to take a picture of that kitschy and cute arrangement of toast the waiter just delivered to you. It’s interesting, isn’t it, how eating at all the cool places doesn’t make a lot of popular vloggers fat since working out is also so popular? Surely there’s a good message in there somewhere. In a study by Maru/Matchbox, about 69% of millennials take pictures or videos of their food before they eat.

2. Millennials Vs Food Chains
You might have remembered those news articles a few months back that accused millennials of killing food chains in the nature of Applebee’s, TGI Fridays, and Buffalo Wild Wings. These casual dining chains just aren’t bringing in a certain age demographic–but why? It seems many millennials opt for cooking at home since it’s much cheaper and will limit going out to eat when it involves more trendy eating establishments.

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46 replies
  1. Mr. Mountain
    Mr. Mountain says:

    This is not me, Which i'm glad cause i don't enjoy taking selfies and taking pictures of my food before i eat. I'm 18 and i listen to music from the 60s to the 90s and dress like a old fashoin gangster which i enjoy.

  2. Nirrrina
    Nirrrina says:

    Well public transportation is good. Unless you live in Tulsa Oklahoma and it takes 4-5 times as long to get where your going.
    You do get a free massage when you ride the bus due to the road bumps.

  3. Mathew F Blackman
    Mathew F Blackman says:

    20 – not true. In 1982 the economy sucked. I had student loans that I couldn’t pay and in 1985 had to join the military. No jobs – minimum wage was $3.45/hr.
    19 – lame.
    18 – good luck with that. 95% of businesses fail in the first 5 years.
    17 – we drank tea before it was cool.
    16 – Whatever
    15 – Experience a job.
    14 – hope you don’t get killed/ raped/robbed.
    13 – smart.
    12 – creepy.
    11 – keep drinking the eco Kool-Aid.
    10 – Twatter. Please. Lame3.
    9 – oh, the narcissism. Self love.
    8 – more narcissism
    7 – Friends. Sad.
    6 – smart!
    5 – no original ideas left
    4 – ultimate narcissism
    3 – food is our last bastion of civility.
    2 – ummm, no
    1 – tinder is sick and destroys relationships that produce lasting love.
    I’m 60 – 1957 for the math challenged.
    Boom 💥

  4. Sherry Dee
    Sherry Dee says:

    JFC. What did I think, you ask? I'm so happy I don't have grandchildren & my adult child is tied to their career. This video makes it look as if baby boomers are 40ish. No one should give a shit what others think of their lives. It's sad to watch.

  5. Tabitha Driskell
    Tabitha Driskell says:

    I am 24 and I feel old lol. I can't keep up with the technology anymore and I am a bit too lazy. I never really do selfies or anything like that. I am very glad though that a lot of us are eco-friendly. This will help the world in the long run. <3

  6. wanetta renay
    wanetta renay says:

    MANY BOOMERS TOURED INDIA AFTER COLLEGE AND THEY WENT TO OTHER COUNTRIES AS PART OF A KENNEDY PROGRAM TO SPREAD GOOD WILL. THIS GENERATION HAS LITTLE HOPE OF EMPLOYMENT AND IS SURROUNDED BY MEDIA THAT LIES TO THEM CONSTANTLY, THEY ARE ISOLATED BY OUR GOVERNMENT AND SO THEY COMMUNICATE VIA COMP

  7. C A Grant
    C A Grant says:

    re: Music Festivals
    Oh yeah! None of us Baby Boomers ever did THAT! Like none of us ever even heard of Woodstock, let alone were among the 500,000 people who were there. And we would not have dreamed of attending a Grateful Dead concert! We were much too busy doing the minuet, waltzing, and drag-racing our dinosaurs in the Forest Primeval. You stupid little wusses are insufferable! you seem to think you invented the world. And BTW, your music SUCKS!

  8. claudepgh
    claudepgh says:

    Baby boomers end around 1960 or 62… Then Gen X until around the middle 80's… Then the Millennials started hatching.
    You cannot lump boomers and Gen X together… they also are nothing alike.
    My generation, Gen X are the ones who hatched all this extremely high tech stuff the Millennials are using. We were the engineers, technicians, workers and dreamers who pushed high tech into the forefront. I had a computer at home when many of you (including the old) were clueless about what one was or what it could do.

  9. Poor Miner
    Poor Miner says:

    OK FOR ALL YOU DUMBASSES
    WELFARE GENERATION, AKA BABY BOOMERS 1945 TO 1964
    GEN X 1965 TO 1984
    MILLENNIALS ( GEN Y) 1985 TO 2004
    GEN Z 2005 TO 2024
    GET THIS THROUGH YOUR GOD DAMN THICK FUCKEN SKULL.
    STOP COMBINING GEN X WITH THE WELFARE, DRUGGY HIPPIES.
    YES BOOMERS FUCKER EVERYTHING UP.
    Nope it wasn't your parents. It was your grandparents, my parents.

  10. michel laroche
    michel laroche says:

    I think human race has very short memory. Did everybody forgot there is ''generation x'' between 'baby-boomers'' and ''millenials'' and that the biggest economical challenges where faced by that ''generation x''.Believe me,I am from that generation.

  11. JARJCR97
    JARJCR97 says:

    i was born in 1997 but my brain is set to 1957 and 1832 so im a rebel and a ole timer and im nothing like this for me a chrysler 300c fast food and spoken word probaly by 2049 people will have projector implants which they can think of a movie and watch it off thier heads then the millenials will say the same thing as they said to us

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