I saw this meme on Facebook and it reminded me of the recent “twitter war” between the baby boomers and millennials. If you haven’t heard of it here’s a quick synopsis: the baby boomers started the hashtag #HowToConfuseAMillennial to rant on the ignorance/laziness of Millennials, but Millennials soon hijacked the hashtag by tweeting about how Baby Boomers ruined the economy, etc. and expect Millennials to accomplish the same achievements. This article probably provides a better synopsis than I did.
This meme got me thinking: did this sense of entitlement begin with Millennials being raised in the age of technology – where everything is instantaneous, or did it begin with the Baby Boomers giving their children everything they didn’t have because they know what it feels like to go without.
I mean, if someone didn’t grow up with a walkman how can you claim ignorance if they really don’t know what it is or used for? My grandmother hadn’t the slightest idea how to use a telephone when she first saw one, yet no one made fun of her for that!