By now y'all have probably heard about the trending meme "OK, Boomer" ascending from TikTok to the New Zealand Parliament. For those out of the loop, the meme mocks attitudes commonly associated with individuals of the Baby Boomer generation. Unsurprisingly for a social phenomenon, meme users have generically expanded targets beyond genuine Boomers, such as to Generation X parents. For their part, detractors decry "OK, Boomer" as ageist.
Now let's think further on, as this Reddit thread ponders. Ultimately, entropy is inevitable and each generation of humans becomes decrepit in its own way. While Generations Y/Z may be on the short end of the stick of life right now, what do you anticipate will become their clashes with the youth of tomorrow?
As a refresher, here are the loosely-agreed birth dates for generations in Western culture:
1883-1900 | Lost Generation
1901-1927 | Greatest Generation
1928-1945 | Silent Generation
1946-1964 | Baby Boomers
1965-1980 | Generation X - Latchkey Kids, MTV Generation, Baby Busters
1981-1996 | Generation Y - Millennials
1997-? | Generation Z - Digital Natives, iGeneration