Baby Boomer takes on two Millennials on Canadian network TV


David Cravit and Millennials Sandy Hudson and Erinn Macaulay debate “age rage” on The Zoomer, with hosts Conrad Black and Denise Donlon.

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  1. I'm a millennial and honestly fuck em both… Baby Boomers have all sort of weird traditional dogmas, millennials are sociopathic monsters. Gen X had to deal with all the shit the Baby Boomers had to put them up with when they were the kids of the future, and all the shit they as parents needed to deal with us knowing we are the fucked future of the world.
    Gen X are true entrepreneur, they might be seen as narcissistic psychpaths, but at they believed in what they did and they strived to make a better world. Gen X are the only truly furturist, foward thinking generation. Gen Y, the Millennials are mearly a sad immitation of Gen X aphemera, we are slaves to the system, not trailblazers.

  2. 6:54 – "I started working when I was fourteen years old."

    I started working when I was seven. My father, a baby boomer who landed one of those fabled blue collar jobs that pay house payments, had me stocking retail shelves with cookies in the summer and on weekends. The not-air-conditioned box van would get up to 115 degrees while we loaded it at the warehouse which was also not air-conditioned and would get up to 115 degrees.

    …but I'm not a millennial. Generation X here. You guys continue having at each other. This popcorn is fantastic.

  3. "boomers" are NOT 45-66. Jesus people.
    "boomers" are the generation BORN IN THE BABY BOOM, ie 1946-1956 (some ridiculous people assert that the 'baby boom' extends to 1964).
    That would make them what, again? 59-69 years old. MAYBE down to 50, generously.
    Those of us born from the mid 60s to the mid 70s (ie up until the boomers started having kids – later than most other generations because the boomers were colossally selfish) were Generation X: the children born in the SHADOW of the baby boom, the demographic dip no marketer ever cared about. The first generation NOT expected to have more wealth than their parents. The first to really grow up on TV; young enough to not have protested everything with the boomers in the 60s, but old enough to watch cynically as the boomers free-love brought us aids, chemical experimentation turn into a drug epidemic, to watch great-society welfare programs turn into addictive poverty-growing government teats, and the boomers ardent righteousness about fairness and 'doing good' turn into the most self-obsessed and amorally greedy Gordon Geckos and Donald Trumps of the world.

  4. Yes, many millennials do have special snowflake syndrome and entitlement issues, but we're just getting started in the workforce and most of us haven't yet made our mark on the world. That is, aside from young millennial entrepreneurs who have already charged ahead to change the world though entrepreneurship.
    The boomer generation, however, can already be judged for its legacy, as boomers are retiring. Gifted a world of economic boom and peace thanks to the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation, did the boomers take advantage of their position to improve the world… or did they squander it in their pursuit of the suburban dream?

    Greed and Entitlement: Baby Boomers Defined >> Gen X and Y… it's our job to clean up the mess and build a better world. Because Gen Z is going to have their hands full when they graduate in depression and have to foot the bill to pay the boomers' pensions.

    The entrepreneurial and ethical forces of Gen X, Y and Z is our only hope. We may not have the strength of the GI generation, but with the right intentions we can be more resourceful, enterprising and ethically effective than the boomers.

    Even the boomer hippies were often hypocrites who ended up propagating wasteful suburban sprawl, car culture and a debt-based financial system — with no regard for the future generations who will inherit that debt and all the environmental destruction it financed.

    Many boomers were kind, supportive parents and I respect that. I certainly respect my outstanding parents, and they worked hard to provide a healthy childhood for my sister and I. But the bad habits of their generation should not be followed.

    It's the GI generation and the Elon Musks of Gen X who Gen Y and Z should be looking to for guidance. Not the boomers.

  5. As a member of Generation X, I see a different source of the problems.

    My grandparents' generation lived at a time when most people were working at 16, retired at 65, and died in their early 70s. Today people expect to start working at 25, retire at 55, and live to 100. My grandparents worked more years to support a shorter life and as a result there were more opportunities.

  6. I've worked with millennials and as a group they are mentally lazy and needed to be managed at all times. They have lots of energy when something is 'fun', but if it takes serious, hard work they just will not do it. Now, combine mentally lazy and fun. This is how they were brought up in school, don't learn it if it takes work, it has to be fun. Remember, it was the Boomers who reformed the school system, thus creating this generation of incompetents.

  7. Abandoning traditional hypnotic rhythm or firstly accepting what you are told by the first person was replaced with free market access to technology and information. This dynamic creating a global economy. The difference between Millennials and other groups is that they are set up for success mathematically. Through healthy competition we make ourselves leaders. Allowing outdated negative terminology define a group is mainly the type of mistakes we are trying to avoid. Our generation offer solutions, by focusing on the topic from a neutral perspective. Those highlighting problems and selling theatrics in logical conversations are a problem or situation. This negative method of thinking prevents highly skilled talent from seeking positions with outdated thinkers and systems unable to support their ability. I wouldn't hire someone I feel elevates problems. I want to hear about solutions from those folks who see talent as a threat. Lastly Millennials don't chase what makes them happy, they have the awareness and understanding to confront the problems you left for us. The problem is accountability with unskilled workers realizing they are unfit for work in an older age. Boomers will do anything to avoid taking responsibility for the mess we are cleaning up. Seems like pointing the finger is a game, the best understanding comes from your conversation in the mirror with the response to you abilities, or lack there of.

  8. Making money off activism. That sounds honest, and hopeful.I'm gonna lower student debt by charging to do so and acting superior, yet the most oppressed at the sametime. Activism is charity not something to gain off of.That my friend is a politician. I feel bad for her in the sense she was on the right path to a hard science where she could MAKE a difference. And for some reason took the impatient route and didn't step back to think of and save for her first choice. But she has already shifted that blame on someone else yet refuses to see it. Edit: Education does not replace talent. The only person on the video that made a somewhat dignified honest non self concerning statement looked as though she was 106 years old. I mean god damn this is truly sad. You are all clearly part of the generation nanny nanny boo boo. This is our media this is what pass's for critical debate.

  9. "Don't worry about me I'm going to make money as an activist" Oh I'm very fucking worried. Started in a real degree and then switched over to a complete joke fake science like sociology and declares on national tv that she's going to be a parasite with pride.

  10. I agree with David, I have raised 4 millenials aged 21-31, and I think there are many factors to the problem of millenial employment, opportunity and future state. Our education system both senior high school and post secondary need to make changes, they are one of the largest contributors to the problem today. I work as a Learning & Development Manager in a large global, privetley owned business and see first hand, the challenges post secondary set students up for when they hit the real world. Parents and society have helped to create high expectations, which is great, if you are able to cash that cheque when it comes to delivering results. With Generation Z hot on the heels of millenials, the workplace is in for some big adjustments, it will not be business as usual and everyone is goign to have to figure out how to change. As for a few of the comments below, many have value and a few, unforunetly, just feed the perception of entitlement. I am glad my kids got the message that you can be anything you want to be, you just better be prepared to work for it and pay your dues to get there. And for the record I haven't taken anything from the millenials personally or professionally and I am at least 15 years from retirement (I am 50) so if you are waiting for me to go…you better get patient.

  11. Why do millennials chase what makes them happy instead of what will secure them a job? Simple. Because even with a good degree, we still are left to compete in the job market with baby boomers and gen x-ers who were laid off during the most recent recession (and who are still getting laid off) and are simply more qualified than us in terms of workplace experience. In a lot of cases, we have to take something we love and try to blaze our own path. About half of millennial college graduates are working minimum wage jobs or jobs that aren't pertinent to their degree because of this. A college degree doesn't guarantee the same amount of success it did in their generation. While working these jobs, we have on average five figures worth of student loan debt to pay off (the national total is well past a trillion at this point) plus interest, on top of trying to pay for basic living expenses or in some cases just moving back home with parents because its too much. On top of that, add the nonexistence of manufacturing jobs, college tuition that has risen 600%, a planet stripped of its natural resources out of a disregard for future generations, a political system that favors big business and the absurdly wealthy over the common American, and a rapidly disintegrating middle class. Now do you see why we are having some trouble?