Boomer Farewell: 12 Things We Should All Ditch!

In this list, we explore 12 elements boomers say goodbye to, and I agree with them!

As we transition into the 21st century, individuals born between 1946 and 1964, often referred to as the baby boomer generation, are becoming more resolute about parting ways with the outdated aspects of their past. Their preferences have notably evolved, and younger family members from Generation Z may find it challenging to relate to or even understand many of the things that once held significance for boomers.

12. Printed Phone Books

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Do you remember the excitement of flipping through the Yellow Pages to find a local business? Well, in today’s digital age, a quick online search can provide all the information you need. Let’s save some trees and say goodbye to the printed phone book.

11. Oversized Shoulder Pads

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Fashion trends come and go, and while the ’80s shoulder pad craze had its moment, it’s probably best left in the past. Let’s embrace more comfortable and natural styles that reflect our individual personalities.

10. The Era of Reading a Usable Map

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The older generations, particularly the boomers, were maneuvering with tangible and fiddly maps before GPS burst onto the scene. Now that we live in a digital age, the skill of reading a usable map is becoming as mythical as the stories of the older generations casually sipping their cup of coffee while poring over a map. They are bidding adieu to this relic of the past and embracing the navigation wonders of the 21st century.

9. The Fuss Over Traditional Cursive Writing

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Ah, remember the old-school days of practicing cursive writing in those lined notebooks? Well, it seems like the boomers don’t seem to miss it so much either. Tossing out the complex loops and swooshes of old, this aesthetic skill, now preserved by only a few, is slowly dying out.

8. Stepping Away from Unpaid Internships

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Unsalaried toil, also known as unpaid internships, was once a must-take ladder rung for young adults entering the job market. Boomer parents, who lived in an era where jobs came with paychecks as a given, are now seeing their adult children wrestle with unpaid internships. But the good thing is that they’re starting to reject this notion.

7. Disillusionment with Pyramid Schemes

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Let’s face it, folks, pyramid schemes are about as outdated as fuzzy toilet covers, and boomers ain’t falling for them anymore. Once a tempting promise of quick riches, boomers now look towards more secure financial literacy tools.

6. The End of the Fuzzy Toilet Seat Cover Era

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Yes, you heard that right. The era of adding pizzazz to your water closet with a fuzzy toilet seat cover is waving goodbye to us all. Unlike their continued love for cable TV packages, this is one trend the boomers aren’t holding onto anymore.

5. The Declining Love for Home Shopping Networks

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The home shopping networks, one could say, are quickly becoming a lost art as boomers pivot to more contemporary shopping outlets. This love has definitely dwindled.

4. The Decline of Ironing Every Piece of Clothing

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Once upon a time, men and women coming of age in the era of pristine, wrinkle-free clothing spent significant hours behind the ironing board. Now, with the numerous non-iron clothing options available, the boomers have swiftly ditched this chore.

3. Indifference Towards Cop Dramas

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The cop drama, once a staple genre in every cable TV package and boomer household, is now falling out of favor. Why bother with suspenseful cop narratives when you’ve got a simpler way to vicariously live different lives – the internet.

2. Saying Goodbye to the Overuse of Ellipses (…)

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The elliptical sentence endings once loved by boomers are slowly beginning to fall out of favor, with younger generations driving towards more concise communication. The older generation ain’t got layered and attitudinal meanings like the digital age youngsters, so they use the three-dot ellipsis to let their thoughts trail off casually – nowadays we use line breaks. Their grandkids use ellipses in a more flirtatious way. They are simply tired of all the confusion they cause!

1. Backing Down from Spreading Conspiracy Theories

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Global warming, the climate crisis, CO2 emissions—the list goes on. Conspiracy theories, once spread like wildfire by them boomers, are now being vetted and verified thanks to gen-z and the millennial fact-checkers armed with the tools of the 21st century, beginning a new, more informed chapter in human history. 

As we advance into this generation, boomers are actively discarding outdated aspects of their past. This transition reflects our evolving society, where generations find common ground in leaving behind the past to create a more inclusive and adaptable future.

Boomers Say, These Things Were Better Back in the Day

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The advent of the internet has drastically reshaped our world; however, there are a few things from the pre-internet era that we sometimes long for.  In this post, we’ve listed a countdown of the top 10 items we collectively miss the most about the distinctively offline era, so read on!

Baby Boomer Fashions Making a Comeback

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Ah yes, the classy Baby Boomers – born from 1946 to 1964 – signaled a shift in fashion trends, stirring up the style world like a wild tornado, I tell you! Let’s see what these fashions are bringing back! 

10 Things You Start to Lose Interest in as You Get Older:

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Things are awesome when you are young — especially when you are a teenager. Nothing beats sharing passion about discovering something new with your best friends. However, this changes as we age for some people. They are flocking to a recent online post that asks aging Internet users to share what no longer excites them?

10 Things a Professional Organizer Would Get Rid Of

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Desperate for some valuable storage space? Get your declutter game on, throw out these 10 things, and never look back!

10 Things That Have Disappeared in America, Did You Notice?

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With the passage of time comes change. Some of these changes are noticed almost immediately. Still, others are so gradual they’re only realized once someone points them out. The members of an online community were asked to identify the things that have vanished from American culture, and their replies will have you searching your memory banks.

10 Easy and Lazy Ways to Lose Weight 

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You could define developing countries as those where the average person aims to gain more calories; in the developed world, we try our hardest to lose them. A recent online post shares the easiest and laziest ways we lucky Westerners can lose weight.

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