17 Things Boomers Do Better Than Millennials (And They Actually Agree)

The world is ever-changing and it’s important to move with the times. But there are some things that the ‘old-timers’ still do better than newer generations. Let’s take a look at 17 things boomers are still mastering above everyone else.

Preserve Family Traditions

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Boomers often serve as the keepers of family traditions, ensuring that customs, stories, and recipes are passed down through generations.

Handle Economic Challenges

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Boomers lived through numerous economic downturns, including the oil crisis, stagflation in the 70s, and Black Monday in the 80s. Their resilience and adaptability in the face of these financial hardships is often noted by millennials.

Value Face-to-Face Communication

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In a world before digital distractions, Boomers mastered the art of genuine face-to-face interactions. Their ability to build relationships without the aid of technology is something many millennials respect.

Navigate Social Etiquette

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Growing up in a different social era means Boomers have a nuanced understanding of etiquette, from formal dinner settings to polite conversation.

Use Physical Maps

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Before GPS and smartphone map apps, there was the trusty paper map. Boomers can navigate a sprawling city or winding back road using just this foldable tool, a skill many millennials admire.

Appreciate Silence

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In a world filled with constant digital noise, Boomers often show a greater appreciation for silence and the peace it can bring.

Advocate for Social Change

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From the Civil Rights Movement to Vietnam War protests, Boomers were at the forefront of some of the most significant social and political changes in history. Their passion and activism set the groundwork for future generations.

Maintain Long-Term Jobs

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Unlike the frequent job-hopping trend seen with many millennials, Boomers often dedicated decades to a single company, showing unparalleled loyalty and commitment.

Repair Household Items

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Rather than buying new or seeking professional help, Boomers have a knack for fixing broken household items, from appliances to furniture, ensuring they last as long as possible.

Understand the Value of Hard Work

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Many Boomers grew up in a post-WWII environment that emphasized hard work and grit. Their strong work ethic is something millennials both recognize and commend.

Build and Maintain Community Ties

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Before the age of online communities, Boomers actively participated in local community events, neighborhood gatherings, and civic duties, creating a strong sense of community that’s sometimes lost today.

Display Financial Prudence

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Growing up in financially challenging times, many Boomers learned to be prudent savers. Their ability to live within their means, avoid debt, and prioritize savings is something many millennials aim to emulate.

Practice Patience

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In a pre-digital age where instant gratification wasn’t the norm, Boomers cultivated patience, whether waiting in lines, for letters, or for their favorite TV show to air next week.

Advocate for Workers’ Rights

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The Boomers witnessed and participated in major labor movements and strikes, fighting for workers’ rights, better wages, and safer working conditions. Their dedication to the workforce’s well-being is recognized by younger generations.

Show Commitment in Relationships

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Divorce rates might have risen during the Boomer generation, but many also demonstrated deep commitment, navigating the challenges of long-term relationships without the modern conveniences that can sometimes simplify communication.

Barter and Negotiate

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Whether it’s at a garage sale or the local market, Boomers excel in the art of negotiation, ensuring they get the best deal possible.

Manage Without the Internet

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Whether it’s looking up a recipe or finding a business’s phone number, Boomers can navigate daily tasks without immediate internet access.

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