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In Reply to: RE: An article from a millenial about the future of many B&M posted by kentaja on June 10, 2017 at 04:24:01
I have never bought cheap junk. I have always researched and bought the best products I could afford. We tend to shop at smaller family owned B&Ms that are family owned and run.
We lived in a cool area when we first married- historic district, older houses being refurbished. We bought and fixed up an older house. We could walk to restaurants and bars. We rode bikes to Sunday breakfast and jogged by street cars and multi-million dollar houses. We moved to the burbs when our first child was one. Why? Safer neighborhood and better schools.
My kids are millennials. One lives in a tiny apartment in a cool and very expensive neighborhood he will never be able to buy a house in short of a career change. They can walk to cool restaurants. It is a very nice area. I expect they will move to a more sensible area when they have kids. My oldest already lives in the burbs.
Certainly there are boomers that appreciate and find value in quality goods. I am a Boomer and don't buy junk.
But as a generation Boomer's are interested in having lots of stuff. Quality is optional.
You must feel oh so superior to the rest of us Boomers. Most of us pretty much had to learn life lessons beginning at a young age and started out buying the inexpensive (and cheap - there is a difference!) things that we could afford, then over the years transitioned to the higher quality stuff after becoming aware of the differences through trial and error along with our own hard work.
Every new generation that comes along seems to blame a preceding generation for its woes as opposed to looking at themselves for the true answer. I remember the same kind of bullshit from the Gen X'ers.
Millenials - get a life, for Crissakes!
I don't feel superior to anyone. Not my nature. And I am not blaming anyone or any generation of anything. Just pointing out that Millennials have different desires than their Boomer parents.
The reason we have more stuff is cause we been around three times longer plus we've inherited all our parents' stuff. Check back with those milennials in another 30 years and see how much they've accumulated.
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