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Environment and 'Ok Boomer'

(162 Posts)
WeekendVisit Thu 28-Nov-19 13:59:35

There appears to be increasing substantial bad relations between generations on social media, generation Y seem to blame Brexit, high housing costs,the high care and pension tax burden, the environmental and financial difficulties on the W - Baby boomer generation rather than the older V generation. There is also an increasing appetite for associated death for the elderly amongst the younger generation.

Do you find this situation happening in real life or is it mainstream and social media lead during a time of reduced resources?

WeekendVisit Thu 28-Nov-19 14:00:53

blushassociated = assisted

Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:01:59

There is also an increasing appetite for associated death for the elderly amongst the younger generation

Fuck orf.

Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:02:19

And again.

WeekendVisit Thu 28-Nov-19 14:03:47


Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:05:27

That confuses you?! A call for assisted death amongst the elderly by the young? Really?! hmm

notanan2 Thu 28-Nov-19 14:05:52

School project or v lazy journalisist?

Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:07:43

I dunno but they can do one.

WeekendVisit Thu 28-Nov-19 14:09:01

I wanted to discuss observations I have noted. You appear to be telling me to 'fuck off' for discussing something on a forum named chat. My children are generation sensible -z and I am generation x. I have noticed the 'ok boomer' attitudes on SM, and I don't like it.

rosecarmel Thu 28-Nov-19 14:11:19

I decided to ask my son how I could be a better boomer- He sees an avalanche of boomer related clutter/glut/waste in his line of work-

WeekendVisit Thu 28-Nov-19 14:12:12

I am concerned, I am disabled.

Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:12:39

Did you expect anyone on here to be over the moon at the thought of being killed off before our time to make space for the young.

Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:13:36

I have no idea what or who these initialed generations are. I am 78 and I intend to stick around.

BlueBelle Thu 28-Nov-19 14:13:50

No idea what all this - z and x and W and V and Y if you can’t write English I can’t be bothered to read it
It’s a long time since I did algebra

Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:14:15

I was really telling the author of the article to eff off.

WeekendVisit Thu 28-Nov-19 14:15:11

I noticed that the Extinction rebellion movement is anti old and disabled, the ability to live as they advocate we do takes time, money and health. Wheelchairs and other disability aids aren't always recyclable, bendy plastic straws say no more.

Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:17:29

I noticed that the Extinction rebellion movement is anti old and disabled

Absolute rubbish.

Greenfinch Thu 28-Nov-19 14:17:59

Sorry I really can't understand what you are trying to say and what all the letters mean .Is it a secret code?

rosecarmel Thu 28-Nov-19 14:18:16

It's not algebra- Its social science-

WeekendVisit Thu 28-Nov-19 14:18:27


Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:19:05

Please do not insult Extinction Rebellion on here. Most of them are a good lot and believe in what they are doing, especially the young ones.

Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:20:03

There is no way my two young XRers want to shove their granny under the nearest bus.

WeekendVisit Thu 28-Nov-19 14:26:10

OK - then, there is just a large number of Millennial social media users with a resentment to baby boomers and this hasn't extended into real life.

Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:26:32

No one in XR or outside of it would begrudge invalids the aids necessary to assist in their everyday living.

Gonegirl Thu 28-Nov-19 14:27:13

No idea about your last comment. I'm confused now.