15 Things That Will “Die Out” When Baby Boomers Will Not Be Around Any Longer

Sharing is caring!

Each generation is shaped by the unique times and technologies in which they grow up, these experiences leave a lasting impact on their values, attitudes, and behaviors. For example, the Silent Generation was born during the Great Depression and World War II, which instilled a sense of resilience and self-reliance. The Baby Boomers grew up in a time of economic prosperity and social change, which made them more open-minded and optimistic. Gen X grew up during the Cold War and the rise of technology, which gave them a sense of independence and pragmatism. Millennials grew up in the age of the internet and social media, which has made them more interconnected and collaborative. Gen Z is growing up in a time of rapid technological change and global uncertainty, which has made them more adaptable and resourceful

A user asked the forum, “What are things that will ‘die out’ or become significantly less popular when the baby boomer generation is no longer around?” Here are the best responses.


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“Hopefully, it’ll become unprofitable to make spam calls once there aren’t enough people willing to answer random numbers.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“I’m Gen X and was strongly encouraged by my family to put China on my wedding registry long ago. I resorted my China to make room for my liquor now that my son is of age.

Now I have a China and Liquor Cabinet. The Chinaware never gets used. Can’t say the same for the liquor.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“I worked as a bank teller many years ago. We weren’t allowed to sit. My feet were killing me at the end of the day. I’d rather be outside on my feet working all day than standing in the same 3×3 spot for 8 hours. That is hell on your feet.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“Smoking has gone way down in the past 30 years, and I don’t see how it will pick up.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“Silverplated trays, coffee sets, or silverware. No one wants to polish that stuff every couple of months.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“Cable costs are skyrocketing. $87 a month is the U.S. average, with only being able to watch what’s live and still watching ads.

My dad just cut off our cable company’s cheapest bundle because it rose to $160 for cable alone, despite us also bundling the phone and internet with them. The advertised prices are before fees which roughly double the cost.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“Writing a check in the grocery store or writing checks, period! I can’t believe in my town; we must pay our property taxes by check because of the dinosaur who works there and the mayor, who is also a boomer.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“The expectations of hands-on personal service, like it’s the 70s, will be replaced by more self-serve no contact options. No call centers, but online chat and email and online tutorials.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“Suits have already become a thing of the past at many workstations, and the workstations that still mandate them, such as finance, will abolish suits once the baby boomers have gone.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“When I saw the rule book is as large as a dictionary, I thought, ‘nope, never learning this game.’ I don’t know anyone under the age of 60 that knows how to play, and I am 46.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“It’s too intimate for the texting generation, which is weird. I’m guilty of it too, but I realize how silly it is.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“I know very few who iron unless it’s for an important event.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“My generation, the late 1980s, won’t have pensions. Our boomer parents had pensions to rely on. Thinking I’ll have a pension when I retire is completely foreign. Companies aren’t offering pensions anymore from my generation.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“Among the millennial generation, deciding not to is becoming increasingly common. The main source of pressure comes from the generations before us acting like they’re entitled to become grandparents, and so if we decide against reproducing, we’re somehow robbing them of something.”


Image Credit: Deposit Photos

“I work in a hotel, and we stopped ordering newspapers. But people ask for them all the time. But only men over 60.”

Parents REFUSED To Give Daughter “Grandchildren Money” AFTER She Decided To Be Child-Free. Are They Punishing Her? We Don’t Think So!

Image Credit: Deposit Photos

Is an adult child entitled to her parent’s savings? Do the parents have a right to reallocate their savings for another purpose? Check this post out to know the questions on the mind of a 58-year-old father and is he wrong for not giving my daughter the money that was reserved for my grandkids?

Parents Stole From Daughter’s “COLLEGE FUND” To Pay For Son’s Wedding And Now The Daughter Is Suing Them. Is She Wrong?

Image Credit: Deposit Photos

Women face discrimination in terms of education in many countries around the world. So, it would mean the world to such a woman if she got the opportunity to go to college without student debt. But what if the people you trust take this opportunity away from you? Find out what happened!

To-be Bride Tells Her Future MIL That She Has No Say In Her Wedding Dress Choice. MIL Thinks She Is Kidding But We Think The Bride Is Correct.

Image Credit: Deposit Photos

Wedding dress shopping can be a fun affair. It can be a day you spend with the people you are closest to while celebrating this momentous occasion. Unfortunately, it can also turn into a problem if the people with you do not have your best interest in mind. Here’s what happened.

Husband Keeps Correcting Wife’s Grammar. Says, “She Is A 4th Grade Teacher and It’s Her Job To Know Better” – Is This Suffocating Behavior or Is He Right?

Source: Deposit Photos

Are you a grammar nerd? If you often find yourself mentally correcting the spellings on a menu or fighting the urge to teach your friend the difference between ‘their’ & ‘there,’ you may belong to this group of grammar nerds. But should you correct people’s grammar if they haven’t asked for help? . Read more here!

Brother Decides To Drive and Pay For His Own Hotel On Vacation JUST To Avoid Babysitting Sister’s Children. Is This Right?

Image Credit: Deposit Photos

Vacations are a time to relax and have fun. So what do you do if your family expects you to help with babysitting while on a family vacation? Is the brother wrong for saying I’ll be driving myself and paying for my own room on the upcoming family vacation so I won’t have to be a babysitter? Read more here!

Sharing is caring!

Anika is a CPA and founder of What Anika Says. She shares simple and actionable frugal living, money management and money-saving tips to live a debt-free financially independent life. She has been featured on popular websites like Bankrate, Forbes, Mint ,and Authority Magazine. Byline: MSN

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *