As generations change, so do societal norms and values. What was once considered normal by boomer parents may not be seen the same way by millennials. In this listicle, we’ll explore some of the things boomer parents considered normal that millennials disagree with.
Work Over Health, Happiness, or Family
“Putting work over your health, happiness or family.”
Lack of Personal Boundaries
“Personal boundaries are the biggest problem between generations. In fact, parents think it’s okay to come over uninvited or walk into a room without knocking, and their excuse is that ‘you’re our kid.'”
“I’m 27 and my father expects me to drop everything and help him if he needs something, even if it’s not urgent. He thinks kids should obey their parents.”
Working While Sick
“Being sick and still going to work.”
“Smoking cigarettes, but especially inside the home. I grew up in a home where a parent smoked indoors, and I didn’t realize how bad it was until I moved out.”
Early Morning Wake-Up Calls
“Waking up at the crack of dawn even on the holidays and shaming people for wanting to sleep.”
Yelling and Screaming
“Screaming at each other. One of my parents thought this was normal.”
Answering the Phone
“Answering a phone. Even with the entire family over for a birthday dinner, if that stupid phone rings they’re answering.”
Unrealistic Expectations of Homeownership
“Owning a house/apartment. They have no idea how difficult it is to own a house in a big city.”
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