They act as if the world (particularly THEIR progeny, Generations X and Y) owes them a gigantic debt of gratitude for how they perceived they changed society. They romanticize their promiscuous, drug-induced escapades as having been some sort of Earth-shaking cultural movement that changed the course of history. As if they were the first and last generation to get fucked up and have random sex, and as if that somehow changed the world.
By the 80s every hippie had somehow lost touch with his values of altruism, free love, and selflessness, and had transformed into a suit-wearing, cutthroat yuppie. By now he's a middle-class suburbanite slob. Growing increasingly irrelevant, the baby boomer is trying to insist that his generation was God's gift to the world when in reality it was a selfish, petty, hedonistic generation that turned its back on everything it once stood for.
With modern medicine and a society that is increasingly health-conscious, the boomers are guaranteed to live on for decades beyond their utility, leeching off their posterity (a younger generation smaller than their predecessors, the first Americans who failed to reproduce at a sustainable rate) to the very end.
Punk Kid: Weren't you the ones who invented the phrase "Don't Trust Anyone Over 30?"
In response to the 1970's oil crisis, the boomers passed legislation to expand the fuel efficiency of motorized vehicles. After the crisis subsided however, the boomers decided to forgo their efforts instead of learning from the experience, causing America to pay dearly today as a result. Their ridiculous spending in the housing market only combined with this folly to produce the economic meltdown that the country knows all-too-well today.
Favorite pass-times include bullying 20-somethings over perceived irresponsibility, overeating, not exercising, spending large sums of money, and introducing corrupt maladaptive political legislation. Unfortunately specific examples would not serve to prove these concepts well, as no set of examples could sufficiently express the sheer stupidity and foolishness that the boomers have exhibited time and time again in The United States of America.
Overall, their generation will go down in the history books as being the most selfish and maladaptive the world has ever known.
Financial Aid Adviser: "That's right. I'm sorry to say it, but the Baby Boomers just don't care about your generation that much... I'm sorry."
2. I can't believe that Baby Boomer is still my boss.
3. Not only I will have to pay for this Hippie's Medicare for the next 40 years, but this same Baby Boomer may very well reject my proposal for PhD research because my work would diametrically oppose everything he has championed since Johnson was President of the US.
4. I can't believe I have a Master's degree and military experience, but my boss, Mr. Smith, a Baby Boomer that graduated high school way back in the 60's, just won't retire, thus preventing me from advancing past him, as easily as I normally could!