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Is Boomer the New "N" Word?

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2019 10:00 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

tsarstepan wrote:

Centuries of respect your elders culture.


And is there something wrong with respecting your elders, in general?

There is something wrong with the centuries old assumption that with age comes wisdom? That has been proven over the millennium to be on a case by case basis ... therefore the sentiment as a natural law for everyone to follow blindly? Made false.

chai2 wrote:

No, wait. Someone did say ok boomer a couple of days ago to me here, and I didn't know that was a thing.


Go back and reread whatever that post is. I bet it's 100% ironically being used there (no context needed).
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2019 10:38 am
@tsarstepan,
But that doesn't answer my question as to whether there is something wrong with respecting your elders, in general.

Also, yeah, I did look up what I said that prompted "ok boomer"

Yes context is needed tsar, because (ironically) it was in a thread started by you, where some people blew up at you because you used the word "holocaust" in a completely ironically way.

The "Ok boomer" was used towards me because I was, in part of my response, agreeing with and standing up for you, and that I also pointed out someother "come to jesus" stuff. Like why what sauce for the goose doesn't seem to be sauce for the gander when it comes to bad things happening to everyone, regardless of age or life situation.

So context is everything. When said to me in this case, it wasn't used ironically, it was used, among other things, to dismiss the very same exact life experience that poster had.

I said nothing about wisdom. There are people of every age that are dumber than a box of rocks. You can still respect them.

Something I know is not wise is, as every generation has done, come up with the idea that those older than them are mindlessly stupid, and should step the **** aside.

As I said in my last post, Nothing New Under the Sun.

Personally, I think the whole boomer, millenial, genXYZ alpahbet thing, is stupid as ****.

It does nothing but keep people from communicating with each other. It throws up and immediate barrier of "us against them"



chai2
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2019 10:52 am
@chai2,
I heard something interesting during an interview on NPR a couple weeks ago.

Can't remember what it was about, but at one point the person being interviewed said, "When was the last time you changed your mind about something, because someone screamed at you?"

When was the last time you changed your mind about something, when others, especially under the guise of bullshit irony, called you names meant to be insutlting?

How is anything supposed to be advanced between or among people, with all the screaming and name calling?

Believe me, I'm not exempting myself from that.
Since I heard that person say that, I have thought mightily on it, and worked on improving myself.

In large part, it's putting aside the importance of being "right", and one's own ego.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2019 10:52 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

But that doesn't answer my question as to whether there is something wrong with respecting your elders, in general.

It's a good general rule of thumb to respect all strangers (including the elders/elderly).
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2019 10:53 am
Very relevant here.
https://i.imgur.com/JDF50pg.jpg
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2019 10:53 am
@tsarstepan,
Very much agreed. So why are we (in general) calling each other things meant to be disrespectful?
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2019 01:50 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

Very much agreed. So why are we (in general) calling each other things meant to be disrespectful?


Probably because these tend to be done over the internet via social media and such where you are being mean to someone you do not see - I doubt many of these people would say such things to someone in person.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2019 10:28 am
@Linkat,
Fellow IMDber taking the piss out of the term with a timely IMDb poll.
OK Boomer
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2019 10:54 am
@tsarstepan,
I'd say Sam Jackson because No One is gonna F with him.
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