18 Things Gen Z Do That Boomers Just Don’t Get

Caught between the wisdom of Boomers and the innovative spirit of Gen Z, we explore the times when the younger generation tossed the rule book out the window. Here are 18 cheeky examples, showcasing the consequences of ignoring those ‘old-fashioned’ words of advice. Get ready for some intergenerational banter!

Skipped the Breakfast Club

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Sleep often triumphs over breakfast for Gen Z. While extra snooze time is tempting, Boomers watch in disbelief. The missed nutrition and energy, they argue, is the secret sauce for a productive day. Now, the younger generation faces that dreaded mid-morning energy slump and reaches for that not-so-healthy, quick energy fix.

Cursive Who?

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Digital natives, Gen Z rarely pens down in cursive, considering it almost obsolete. But Boomers warn that the elegance and personal touch of handwritten notes are unmatched. In a world overrun by typing and texting, the personal, intimate touch of handwriting is fast becoming a lost art.

Landlines are Ancient Artifacts

Corded Landline Phones
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Smartphones dominate the world of Gen Z, while landlines collect dust. Yet, Boomers know the reliability of the old wired connection. In emergencies, when modern tech fails, and the smartphone battery gives up the ghost, the ancient, reliable landline stands tall, a silent guardian of connectivity.

Physical Maps? Pass!

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GPS is Gen Z’s navigation choice, making paper maps a thing of the past. However, when technology glitches, the ability to navigate using a physical map, a skill Boomers champion, becomes a lost treasure, echoing the indispensable value of blending the old with the new.

Fast Fashion Frenzy

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Gen Z’s love for trendy outfits is undeniable, while timeless pieces gather dust. However, Boomers caution the environmental toll of fast fashion. It’s a looming crisis, where mountains of disposable clothes paint a stark portrait of environmental disregard, a silent call to sustainable fashion.

Job Hopping Joy

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Gen Z is known for changing jobs like outfits, seeking diverse experiences. Yet, Boomers worry about retirement and long-term financial security. In this dance between the desire for variety and the need for stability, the silent tunes of financial security hum an old, yet enduring, melody.

Cash is so Yesterday

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Digital wallets have captivated Gen Z, making paper money seem archaic. Yet, Boomers, with their stash of physical cash, are always ready for tech failures. When digital platforms crash, the tangible assurance of paper money in hand sings a lullaby of security and readiness.

24/7 Social Media Life

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Social media is Gen Z’s playground. But Boomers warn of the indelible digital footprint left behind. Every post, like, and share are etched in the annals of the internet, a silent yet eloquent testament to the impermanence of online privacy in the constantly watching digital world.

Sleep is for the Weak

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Night owls, Gen Z embraces the moon, often ignoring the Boomer adage of ‘early to bed, early to rise.’ Yet, as productivity and mental health echo the virtues of greeting the sun, the silent morning light whispers tales of rejuvenation and untapped potential.

DIY Investing

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Armed with apps, Gen Z’s approach to investing is DIY. Boomers, however, value expert advice. The volatile market, like a restless sea, is unpredictable. In this dance of autonomy and guidance, lies the silent echo of financial security, weaving tales of risks, rewards, and unforeseen consequences.

Eco-Conscious Overdrive

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Environmental zeal defines Gen Z. Yet, Boomers caution balance, as eco-anxiety creeps in. In this silent battle of conservation and anxiety, the voice of moderation sings an unsung ballad, echoing the virtue of balanced care, where the planet is nurtured without the soul being burdened.

Tattoo Galore

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Tattoos are a Gen Z favorite. Boomers caution, reminding that today’s trend is tomorrow’s memory. As ink meets skin, and art becomes permanent, the silent echoes of change and permanence dance, weaving tales of youthful rebellion and the silent footsteps of time’s unyielding march.

Rent, Don’t Buy

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Gen Z cherishes experiences, often at the expense of homeownership. Boomers, however, know the sanctuary a owned home offers. In the silent echoes of rented spaces and owned abodes, the melody of security and freedom plays, a delicate dance of the transient and the enduring.

Cancel Culture

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In the digital age, Gen Z wields cancel culture like a sword. But Boomers warn of empathy and forgiveness. Today’s judge could be tomorrow’s accused – a silent reminder that in the world of instant judgement, the echoes of empathy and compassion are profound.

FOMO Driven Lives

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Driven by FOMO, Gen Z is in perpetual motion. Boomers, however, advocate the wisdom in pause and reflection. In the unyielding rush, the silent echoes of reflection sing, painting portraits of depth, where moments aren’t just lived but also savored and understood.

Gig Economy Enthusiasts

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Gen Z relishes the gig economy’s flexibility, often dismissing the Boomer’s stable 9-5. Yet, in the silent dance of freedom and security, the echoes of financial stability play an unsung tune, a melody where pensions and paychecks paint portraits of unyielding security.

Streaming Over Reading

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Podcasts and videos dominate Gen Z’s world, with reading often overlooked. Yet, Boomers know the silent, immersive dance of words on paper. In this shifting landscape, the unsung melody of books and the immersive, silent journeys they offer echo with enduring allure.

Experience Chasers

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For Gen Z, every moment is a snapshot, a digital memory. Boomers, however, value the undocumented, intimate experiences. In the silent echoes of clicks and flashes, the unphotographed moments weave rich tapestries of memory, singing ballads of unyielding intimacy and unscripted authenticity.

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