So, the “OK Boomer” meme is making the rounds. There is an energy to the discussion that makes it sound like the retort is something more significant than the time tested strategy of a younger person rolling their eyes at an older person. Someone asked “what does this mean?” I didn’t get around to responding, but I thought it was a combination of:
Generational warfare is kind of fun, but ultimately probably unproductive. Still, if this serves as an antibody to the persistent whining about “kids these days,” then maybe it’s useful. Also, since I’m GenX, this was funny:
MY DAUGHTER: OK, GenX.
[I pull the car over to the curb]
ME: Listen Zoomer, as long as the Millennials and the Boomers are at war, we have a truce. But make no mistake, GenX is nihilistic af and if you step to us we will let you drown in student loan debt.
— Mat Johnson (@mat_johnson) November 5, 2019