15 Common Boomer Opinions Non-Boomers Actually Agree With


Boomers often get a rap for being old cranks with outdated views and opinions. That doesn’t mean all their opinions are wrong or behind the times, though. Sometimes, they’re spot on, and plenty of younger people see eye-to-eye with them.

Following are some notable examples.

Young Children Don’t Need Smartphones

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Before cell phones, kids got by just fine. Buying a smartphone for an elementary-age kid is ridiculous. They’re also incredibly disruptive and distracting in schools.

Refrigerators Don’t Need to Be Connected to the Internet

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A refrigerator has one job: keeping things cold. It doesn’t need an internet connection. Whose idea was this?

Knobs, Dials, and Buttons Are Better

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A lot of newer cars have touch screens for climate control, audio, and more. Why? It’s a pain to figure out and creates more distractions. Simpler is still better for some things.

Pull Up Your Pants!

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One of the worst clothing trends ever was when young males thought it would be cool to wear baggy pants with the waistline drooping well below their waist. It’s probably one of the few things majorities across every generation could agree to banning.

You Don’t Need a Subscription for Everything

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Streaming offered welcome relief from cable, where you paid too much for poor service and countless stations you didn’t need. But now it seems that more and more, you need a subscription to access digital content instead of paying for just what you want.

You Also Don’t Need an App for Everything

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Weren’t websites for getting product information and placing orders? Why does every restaurant and store want you to download an app now? Who wants all that clutter on their phone?

Neighborhoods Are Better When They’re Communities

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There was a time when, in most neighborhoods, people knew each other, socialized with each other, and helped one another out. Restoring that could put a big dent in the growing incivility afflicting our society.

Nothing Is Built to Last

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Clothes, toys, appliances, electronics, and more seem built to fail, so you have to buy a new one soon. A notable exception is cars, which are now more reliable than they’ve ever been before.

Large Groups of Teenagers Are Best Avoided

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At their best, they’re loud and inconsiderate. At their worst, they’re harassing or criminal. This is something that hasn’t changed through the generations.

You Don’t Need to Respond Right Away

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Just because you have instant access to your phone doesn’t mean you have to reply to a message immediately. There was a time when it could take several hours to receive and return a message, and the world got along perfectly okay.

Get Off My Lawn!

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Good neighbors respect boundaries and don’t treat their neighbor’s properties as playgrounds and shortcuts. This is another thing that hasn’t changed over the years.

Social Security Is a Good Thing

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Boomers must think so since they’ll fight to the death over any reforms that might affect them. Well, the rest of us would like to have Social Security one day, too!

Handwritten Thank-You Notes Mean More

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No one likes doing this, but your mother or grandmother was right when she made you write them. Short of an in-person thank-you, it’s the best way to show appreciation for someone who took the time to appreciate you.

When With Friends, Engage With Them, Not Your Phone

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Have you ever seen a group of friends hanging out or dining together, and everyone’s on their phones? What was the purpose of getting together in the first place?

Real Menus Beat QR Codes

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Note to restaurant managers: it’s hard to read the screen menus in restaurant lighting; the menus sometimes don’t load, and it’s just plain annoying. It’s especially irritating for people with older phones that don’t have QR code readers. Now, they have to download an app they have no other purpose for.

15 Behaviors That Are a Dead Giveaways Someone Is Poorly Educated

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We all like to think we are always acting at our most intelligent and rational. Yet, ignorance from a lack of education can sneak up on us or be on full display in others.

Awareness is key to preventing and correcting some of our worst ideas and behavior. Here are 15 signs of ignorance and poor education to look out for.

15 Behaviors That Are a Dead Giveaways Someone Is Poorly Educated

15 Things People Mistakenly Think Are Real but Aren’t

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People believe all kinds of ridiculous things, and they believe some true-sounding things that are actually false as well. Some of these things have been repeated for ages and will probably never go away.

Others have sprung up more recently and spread fast, thanks to the internet. While you probably can’t convince the people who repeat such misinformation that they’re wrong, you can at least know the truth when they try to push it on you!

15 Things People Mistakenly Think Are Real but Aren’t

The 20 Most Successful Singers Of All Time

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It’s easy to judge the success of an artist based on how many Grammys they’ve won or by how much money they’ve made. A better look at success, however, is to see how many singles they’ve released relative to the number of Grammys they’ve won.

According to BonusInsider, these artists are the most successful based on these metrics.

The 20 Most Successful Singers Of All Time

Author: Robert Sihler


Robert Sihler is an educator, freelance writer, and rock climbing guide and instructor living with his family in Driftwood, Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys reading fiction, streaming films, completing crossword puzzles, and rock climbing. When he goes on vacation, he likes to visit the mountains of the West and climb remote, obscure peaks that have seen few or no prior ascents.

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