It’s not that the boomer generation is averse to making some changes.
They’re still a generation of adults who love the booms of the 1970s and 1980s.
And while some of their peers grew up in boomer-friendly areas, like Los Angeles and New York, many of their friends grew up watching TV in the ’80s and ’90s, where boomers were more than a decade away from owning a car.
Their friends are still nostalgic for those days, but the boomers don’t have to be Boomers to be boomer.
“I don’t think they are any more boomer than they were when I was in high school, but I’m a little more interested in them now,” says Ryan Segal, who graduated from college in 2018.
His friends, who grew up around the same time as him, have also made some moves in their 20s.
They are now more socially awkward and less likely to date or have casual sex.
“They’ve been living in this bubble for so long that it’s hard to really get a sense of what it’s like out there for younger generations,” Segal says.
Segal’s friends are also more likely to be older, and they’re starting to look for someone younger.
“We were the last generation to go to college,” says Segal.
“The kids in our generation were starting college at 20, and that’s when it really kicked in.”
This is not the case for all boomer kids, of course.
There are a lot of boomer people who didn’t go to university, but it’s also possible to be an active boomer without having any college experience.
“There are a number of reasons for that,” says Sarah Schreiber, who is now 21.
“But it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not a boomer.”
As Segal points out, the boomers of the ’70s and the ’90neties weren’t all boomers, just a small fraction of them.
They were also not necessarily all Boomers, either.
A few of them were older than Segal at the time of his high school graduation, for instance, and he knows the last of them, though he has never met them.
“It’s definitely a group of people that I grew up with,” he says.
“And they were all pretty active and had great lives.
So it’s not like I’m not interested in those people.”
This means that Boomer Generation Boomers aren’t all Boomer.
They may not have to worry about making big changes to their lives or having a great career.
Instead, Boomer parents might find it easier to accept their children as boomer adults.
That’s why, for example, some parents of Boomer kids have embraced boomer culture and have helped them navigate their new adulthood.
“Boomer parents have helped their children with a lot,” says Kristin DePauw, a writer and author of the memoir The Boomer Girl: A Memoir.
“Not all of them have gone through the process of transitioning to being a person who looks and acts like a Boomer, but a lot have.
They have helped to set them up for life.”
DePouws children, who now include her daughter, were both boomer parents.
They also had a good relationship with their own parents, who taught them to embrace their differences.
“So it was important for us to have those parents as mentors,” she says.
And as for their kids, DePuws kids were more open about their gender identity and their gender expression.
“My kids are very accepting and they don’t make a big deal out of it,” she adds.
“Most of them aren’t going to say, ‘Oh, my parents are transgender.'”
“They’re just like, ‘You know what?
I don’t want to make them feel bad about their parents.”
There’s a downside to having parents who are comfortable with your gender identity.
If you’ve spent any time in your life where you were not expected to be in the gender you identify with, that can make you feel uncomfortable.
You may feel like you’re missing out on a social space where other people can be like you, says DePuaws.
“If you are not happy, you’re like, I’m going to feel like I don