Baby Boomers

10 Groovy Facts about Baby Boomers

If you look online, talk to people, watch TV or go anywhere, you are bound to hear some very odd rumors about Baby Boomers. Most people think Baby Boomers are the ruination of America, and they are feeble minded and unwilling to step into the new world of technology. The truth is going to surprise you. Here are 10 groovy facts about Baby Boomers that are going to take all your misconceptions and drive them into the dirt. If you are a Baby Boomer, then here is your time to shine.

  1. Baby Boomers are all empty nesters: The vast majority of people think that Baby Boomers all have very old children who are already going off and having their own kids. They also think that Baby Boomers are unable to conceive children anymore because of lowered hormones and sex drive. According to Baby Boomer Magazine, the truth is that about 37 percent of all Baby Boomers, or about one in three, have children under 18. Goes to show that you can have kids at any age.
  2. Baby Boomers are feeble-minded when it comes to advertising: Everyone has seen it in some miscellaneous show. An elderly person is approached by some scammer with an obviously fake advertisement slogan, promising to make him or her rich with some amazing product that any younger person can instantly dismiss as fake. The truth is that, according to Baby Boomer Magazine, 67 percent of Baby Boomers find current marketing crude, and they are much less likely to buy into these scams. Not only that, but they tend to catch scams much easier than younger people.
  3. Baby Boomers are slowing down with age: Most people think that Baby Boomers are all slow and dull people who speak slowly, sit in a rocking chair, and just seem to wait for death. However, Baby Boomers lived in a time where sedentary activity was not the norm, and many Baby Boomers are showing it by bicycling, traveling, and doing sports. According to Immersion Active, at least 10 percent of all Baby Boomers are very active, and a larger percentage still go out and have fun.
  4. Baby Boomers can’t understand those “newfangled” machines: The iconic image of an old man struggling and screaming at a “newfangled” computer couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that Baby Boomers were around when technology was really taking off, and many senior citizens have kept this tradition alive. According to Baby Boomers Magazine, about 80 percent of all senior citizens who actively use the internet are just as good at computers as younger people.
  5. Baby Boomers just care about themselves: A lot of people seem to think that Baby Boomers just care about themselves and couldn’t care about the world at all. While it is true that a lot of pollution occurred from when Baby Boomers were born, about 70 percent of Baby Boomers actively try to help the environment and their fellow humans, according to Get Involved. Senior business owners are also much more likely to spend money on building up communities.
  6. Baby Boomers act the same: No one seems to recognize that most Baby Boomers are all very different people. Most of the time, they are portrayed as all acting slow and grumpy, with very little difference between them. The truth is that most senior citizens go against this grain; they all have different personalities, likes, dislikes and they often go through much more major life events when compared to the younger generation.
  7. Baby Boomers don’t have a college education: The thought that most Baby Boomers just got a high school diploma and trudged on with life is very far from the truth. Generations before Baby Boomers primarily just had a high school education, but during the Baby Boomer generation, it was the first time when those with college education outnumbered those who just held high school diplomas. The majority of Baby Boomers hold a four-year degree on average, just like younger generations, according to Immersion Active.
  8. Baby Boomers have one small house: This rumor states that most Baby Boomers have a small amount of money, so they just have one small house that they begrudgingly live in until they die. Once again, this is not the case. According to Life Two, about 25 percent of all Baby Boomers actually own two houses, and make about $80,000+ per year. This beats out the younger generation, which does just have that one house and only makes about $40,000 to $60,000 a year.
  9. Baby Boomers are set in their ways: Most people think that Baby Boomers are unable to change their mind, and that they remain exactly the same. The truth is that most Baby Boomers are constantly changing their style, brand loyalty, and other factors according to Baby Boomers Magazine.
  10. Baby Boomers don’t enjoy life: So many people think that Baby Boomers are just living out their life until they die, and in the meantime they only concern themselves with functionality, like getting smaller houses, buying less, and never leaving the house. Many Baby Boomers are still happy and going out to have fun.