The difference between the habits from one generation to another is astounding. And as weird as newer things seem to the older generations, the newer generations can’t even fathom what the world was like for their grandparents growing up. Sadly, many of the things Boomers experienced are slipping away. Here are 13 things Boomers experienced that the newer generations will never know.
1. Not Being Reachable
Not being reachable 24/7. No one should be obligated to reply immediately just because they can access a phone.
2. The Wave
Neighborhoods used to be close-knit and friendly. People would see their neighbors out and about and give a friendly wave to acknowledge them. Now, many don’t even know the names of the people that live around them.
Manners are slowly becoming a thing of the past. People no longer say their “please” and “thank you. Many people can’t even be bothered to take an extra second to hold the door for the person behind them.
People used to sing for fun. They would join a choir or a school club or even sing while doing chores. No one does it anymore unless they have a musical profession.
5. Gloves and Big Hats
Ladies used to wear big hats and gloves for fashion. Not only did it serve as fashion, but it also doubled as sun protection.
6. Socialize in Person
Socializing now happens online, and most kids are too busy looking at their phones to get to know their classmates or meet new people.
Kids nowadays don’t have chores anymore. Some see it as a horrible punishment inflicted on children that takes away their youth instead of instilling responsibility and pride in your home.
People don’t walk anywhere. They have so many transportation options, like cars, buses, and electric scooters, and many don’t even consider walking.
9. Making Phone Calls
With cell phones being around for so long now, people no longer call each other. The majority of the communication is being done through text messages or social media.
10. Dressing up for Work
It used to be required to dress in business attire for work. Dress codes were in place to set the standard of what was appropriate for work environments. Today, even the most casual of fashions have become acceptable in professional environments.
11. Cursive Writing
With all the technology in place, people barely write down anything anymore, let alone use cursive writing. Schools used to teach cursive writing in their curriculums, and sadly, over the years, many schools have stopped teaching cursive to students.
Over the past few decades, voter turnout has been dwindling. Perhaps the younger generation doesn’t care about politics like they used or maybe they don’t fully grasp the importance of making their voices heard.
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