15 Things Boomers Don’t Understand About Young People Today (According to the Internet)

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Ever tried explaining something to your parents or grandparents and felt like you’re speaking a different language? That’s exactly what Reddit users highlighted when sharing 15 things that leave Boomers scratching their heads in confusion when it comes to younger folk:

15. Playing Their Music Loud In Public

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“Just because you have a Bluetooth speaker doesn’t mean you should be blasting your sh**** music.”

“Exactly! those speakers are for parties, showers, and maybe house chores. not the bus! even if i enjoy the specific type of music it is still inconsiderate”

14. The Broccoli Top Hairstyle

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“Makes them look like alpacas.”

“The nuclear explosion hair?”

“It’s weird I agree. I do not understand it at all.”

13. Life/Food Hacks

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“The videos where they say it’s a “life hack” when it’s just common sense. Aka “try out this crazy life hack for perfectly cut bagels, EVERYTIME!” Proceeds to use a bagel cutter.”

“Food hack is one of my most despised phrases in recent memory. They’re called recipes.”

12. Prime – The Drink

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“Simply don’t understand the hype. Snapchat and streaks.”

“People don’t even drink them, they just use it for cosmetic reasons. I don’t know the last time I’ve seen a kid carrying an even SLIGHTLY drank prime.”

“I think it’s disgusting, I’ll take a Gatorade over any flavor of that stuff. My son and his friends love it though.”

11. Saying Everything’s a Result of a Mental Illness

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“Sometimes people are just [not nice].”

“They also refer to anybody they don’t like as narcissistic. And every form of lying or even just disagreement is gaslighting.”

“The new thing is saying everything is ADHD.”

10. Taking Pride in Stupidity

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“As a teacher, I get enormously annoyed by the idea that it seems cool to be stupid for a significant amount of teens. Like being actually proud of lacking or pretending to lack basic knowledge or primary skills. Over the last 2 weeks I had a 14 y old pretending not to know who the figure of Christ was, a kid claiming not to know how to use a ruler and one who claimed to never have used scissors…”

“Yes. My students love to brag that they’ve never read a full book…like it’s something to be proud of at 16-18 years old.”

9. Cosmetic Items in Video Games

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“Some of it is kind of cool but I don’t understand the amount of value people put on it…Just a clarification I’m not for or against cosmetics earned or paid for. I was just surprised when I learned how serious it is to some people.”

“Agreed. Jedi survivor just came out and there is a deluxe edition for $20 extra bucks. All it is are 2 outfits and 2 weapon skins. Completely cosmetic.”

8. The Misogynistic Alpha Male BS

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“The Andrew Tate style of misogynistic alpha male b******* that so many young men seem to buy into. I guess I kind of get how they’re susceptible to that sort of stuff, but the ideology doesn’t really make much sense.”

“I don’t get why these boys can’t easily see that girls are overwhelmingly more into guys like Timothee Chalamet and Tom Holland and not whatever Tate is. Seems like getting hair care advice from Jeff Bezos.”

7. The Search for Online Approval

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“I don’t understand the search for friendships, validation and approval via sharing themselves online. There’s something so paper thin about it…I understand the irony of replying with this on a social networking site like Reddit.”

“I don’t understand how anybody who doesn’t make a living from it could be bothered to take all these photos and maintain a manicured social media presence. I already have a job, keeping these profiles updated seems like a second unpaid job that I do not want.”

6. Filming Strangers Without Consent

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“Back in the day, it wasn’t as simple to film strangers without their consent. You could be sued for at least not blurring their faces. Now these lame kids have way too much power at their fingertips that they could just casually ruin your life just cause they felt like it.”

“It’s rude to use their pain for your monetary gain.”

5. Filming Themselves Crying

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“What makes this so much more pathetic is the person had to set their phone up, put it down in the ideal position, then get into whatever posture makes them look suitably devastated. Such a shameless bid for attention. And you just know some of them took multiple takes if they didn’t like the first one.”

“I saw one the other day of a girl holding her pet snake that died and she’s crying like she just discovered it. Like, she found her dead snake, set up a tripod with her camera/phone and then got the angle right, recorded herself crying with the dead snake, then edited it with captions about her dead snake and put sad music over it. It’s kind of gross when you think about it.”

4. Sharing Everything Online

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“The unending need to share everything on social media including their meals, their children, their partners everything.”

“People will legit share their deepest nastiest skeletons fresh outta their closets for the entire internet to see. The amount of times I’ve seen reels/tiktoks of people sharing info that you shouldn’t be able to waterboard out of a person…”

“This is where the loss of shame comes in. Nobody should be proud to make a public nuisance of themselves, and yet there they are, begging for attention as if they are the main character of life itself.”

3. Creating So Much Online Content

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“The amount of online content so many people create. It’s ******* work! How do they have time for this?”

“Right? I have a job. How do you have time to record everything you do?”

2. Public Prank Videos

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“The main reason I don’t like prank videos is because consent is removed from the person getting pranked, especially when the prank is harmful or mean to the victim.”

“Yes and the fact half the prank videos are fake and just made for views and likes.”

1. That TikTok Voice

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“I really hate the TikTok voice.”

“I read this in my head in the female TikTok voice.”

“It’s the active sound of increasing brainrot.”




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