Millennials have dealt with a bad reputation for a while. Lazy, entitled, “everyone gets a trophy,” snowflakes, triggered. Even TIME magazine got in on the insults.
Well, well, well. There’s a new study in town and it makes y’all look like a buncha jerks.
A journal article published in Psychology and Aging found, in fact, that baby boomers are more sensitive than millennials. (A millennial could have also told you this.)
I’ve come extremely close to dropping ‘OK Boomer’ into a conversation my extended family is having where the topic is ‘kids these days are too sensitive and take offense to everything’.
Merry Christmas everyone!
— Andy Touch (@andytouch) December 25, 2019
Titled “Longitudinal changes and historic differences in narcissism from adolescence to older adulthood,” it studied 750 people in the Baby Boomer generation and found, in not as many words, that the older you are, the bigger the snowflake you are.
Don’t tell them that. They’ll want to see the manager.
— Steve Smith (@thatstevesmith) December 13, 2019
The study found that “more later-born birth cohorts were lower in hypersensitivity and higher in autonomy compared with earlier-born birth cohorts; these differences were most apparent among those born after the 1930s.”
Internet has trolled us into thicker skin
— Soul de Harambe (@RathailWoods) December 14, 2019
Lead author William Chopik also wrote, “There are things that happen in life that can shake people a little bit, and force them to adapt their narcissistic qualities. As you age, you form new relationships, have new experiences, start a family and so on. All of these factors make someone realize that it’s not ‘all about them,'” Chopik continued.
The study also found that younger generations are becoming better behaved.
According to a paper in Psychological Medicine, between 2003 and 2014, substance use disorders for those aged 12-17 declined by a whopping 49 percent. Furthermore, delinquent behaviors such as assault, stealing, and carrying weapons also fell by 34 percent.
But, as we said, millennials knew this all along.
My boomer Dad just got upset and stormed off bc I have a headache and asked him to lower the TV’s volume. And they say millennials are sensitive…
— Queen J (@boricuaspeaks) December 26, 2019
Boomers: Millennials are sensitive snowflakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me: *says Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas*
— Mash (@themaxsubia) December 24, 2019
“Millenials are sensitive triggered snowflakes!”
“This is abuse.”
— YMS (Adum) (@2gay2lift) December 15, 2019
this is literally not a surprise at all lmao they freak out over literally everything
— Stefen Colalillo 🪐 (@StefenColalillo) December 13, 2019
Has anyone checked in on Gen X?
Boomers: People are too sensitive and need to toughen up
Millennials: People need to care more and help each other out
Gen X: Die Hard is a Christmas movie
— James Alvarez (@ObscureGent) December 17, 2019
Gen X probably did the study and are cackling.
— Tenebris (@TheDeadGoddess) December 16, 2019
Turns out Gen X is doing just fine.
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- 21 Jokes That Millennials And Gen Z’ers Will Love But Baby Boomers Will Hate
- 20 Hilarious Texts From Clueless Baby Boomer Parents To Their Millennial Children