The Generation Gap: 19 Things Gen Z Refuses to Acknowledge from Boomers

Teenagers are still navigating the world, their experiences limited by their youth. As a result, they may not be prepared to confront the harsh realities of life. An internet survey recently asked, “What are teens today not ready to hear?” Here are the 19 best responses:

Being Controversial Isn’t the Same as Being Interesting

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“Oh, and you’re gonna wish you learned not to be rude. Turns out social skills are useful post-college.”

“Contrarianism isn’t wisdom.”

You Won’t ‘feel’ Different when You’re Older or Have Kids 

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“Life as a continued experience is weird. When I was much younger, I always thought about how I’d be different when I was older, but I’m still just me. Somewhat wiser and taller, but still the same me I’ve always been. It’s strange, but I’ve enjoyed getting older and growing to know myself better.”

“I am 55 and still look for adults when something goes wrong.”

One Day You Will Be Old and Uncool

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“When I was 25, my stepbrother chuckled at me and said, “Nobody says ‘stoked’ anymore,” I had that moment for the first time. The moments have only increased since.”

“I’m turning 30 in a couple weeks and about as cool as ever. I have more money, hobbies, and friends than ever before. I’m sure I look like a dorky old man to teenagers, but I don’t care. And that’s cool, isn’t it?”

Your Parents Were Hip and Cool Before They Had to Pay Your Bills

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“Their fault for having kids. I won’t be having any because I like cool things.”

“I didn’t ask to be born, and still, it’s somehow my fault.”

Treating Your Teachers Like Trash Isn’t Cool

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“Even if they don’t make $10 an hour, they need a nap regardless. I feel horrible for my Math teacher.”

“Many of my teachers could’ve ignored my bad grades but didn’t. That’s awesome of them. No wonder why they chose this job. Teachers are hired parents.”

In 15 Years You’re Going to Think the Kids Have Gone Too Far 

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“Truth. I was in my late teens when speakerphone functionality and mp3 playback on cell phones became a thing. I cringed at how some teens would listen to music over their phone speakers back then and thought it was not polite. Now you see teens carrying big JBL Bluetooth speakers with a shoulder strap and blasting music louder than some car sound systems in the middle of a shopping mall.”

“I’m 39, and I don’t think they “have gone too far.” They’re rule-followers compared to what we were–and they have to be because the dreaded “permanent record” is a real thing now–and the dysfunction we’re seeing from that generation isn’t their fault.”

Everything You Do as A Teenager Will Be Cringe to Your Children

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“Everything I did as a teenager is cringe to me.”

“And the cringe goes both ways between adults and teens. Teens think adults are cringe; adults think teens are cringe. Cringe for everyone!”

Nobody Wants to Hear Whatever Tik Tok You’re Watching 

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“It’s just disrespectful to blast your device’s noise in public. Other people are on calls and/or talking.”

“Little brother of a friend of mine sometimes comes into his room when we’re watching something and just starts watching TikToks with loud volume. He doesn’t even seem to realize he’s even overturning the TV.”

School Has a System in Place to Keep You from Falling Behind Life Doesn’t

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“Yup. Life will run you over if you mess around. And even if you have your life together, you could be 1 financial crisis away from losing it all.”

“Protip: build community safety nets with your fellow people.”

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

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“Cut back on the sugary junk now. Take care of your teeth now. Start working out now. You don’t have to be a bodybuilder and look like Arnold Schwarzenegger; just be active.”

Drugs Aren’t a Game

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“I work with teens, and none of them take me seriously when I tell them to never, ever mess with pills, even when I list all the people I knew at their age who are now dead from opiate abuse and ODs.”

“Being friends with total losers just because they have drugs will bring you down quickly. Sitting in the bathtub crying because you blew away 10 years of your life sucks.”

Social Media Is Not Reality and Your Entire Life Should Not Revolve Around It

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“I know some adults that need to hear this, too.”

“Also, mistakes or anything put on social media can certainly follow you along for the rest of your life.”

Please Shower

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“Back in my day, you got roasted for being the stinky one.”

“And no, spraying yourself with Axe body spray does not count.”

Not Everybody Can Be an Internet Sensation 

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“Garbage man is a city job here that starts at $25/hr, and you get benefits and union membership. I’ll gladly be a garbage man.”

“And most internet sensations don’t matter to anybody but teens, I assume. Some are worth millions which sounds nice because there are other ways to make that cheese.”

Just Because It’s New to You Doesn’t Mean It’s New

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“Reading across the ages made me wiser and hip to the fact that humans are basically all the same; we just have different settings we grow up in.”

“Real talk, my high school students didn’t know about the AIDS crisis until I showed them a documentary. I was mortified that one slipped my mind.”

10 Years from Now No One Will Care About how Many Viewers You Have on Tik Tok

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“Also, those 10 years are not a “long time.” It’s tomorrow.”

“Many people don’t care about the fame; they do it for the money. I saw an account that used the money earned from their TikToks to purchase a house. They had 12 million followers, which I’d remember after 10 years.”

As You Get Older You Keep Realizing how Dumb You Were Last Year

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“Every day, I realize how stupid I was the day before.”

“I’ll tell anyone, “I’m just old and wise enough to realize I’m still young and stupid.” I’ve been saying that for over a decade.”

You’re Closer to Being the “Older” Person in Any Given Setting than You Think

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“Got nieces and nephews just starting kindergarten? Haha. Blink, and they’re starting college.”

“We’re having my mother’s memorial this coming weekend, and it keeps striking me as bizarre that we are now the adults. It seems we went from 15-45 in the blink of an eye.”

It Is Perfectly Fine to Not Know Something

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“It’s okay to not know! Stop shaming and bullying people because you learned about something before they did. Social media is not the real world, and acting like it is will only make people not want to be around you.”

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