Okay, now I know we're not all the same age, but the majority of the people that frequent these boards range between late teens and late twenties - It seems like the average spectrum is maybe people from age 18 to age 28. Even though we're leaving some of the 30-year-olds and some of the under-18-year-olds, that's a 10-year period - enough to, in my opinion, define a "generation." Leading me to my point... Our generation has had it pretty nice - we got the evolution of video gaming, a nice period of near-world-peace during the late 90's, the end of the Cold War, cable television truly coming into its own, etc. However, with every development and change in the years that, I'd say, define our generation, our parents, guardians and superiors (and like-aged members of the previous generation) have always had warnings for us or a "do as I say, not as I do" caveat attached to all of their stories. ...so what does the generation before us - the baby boomers - need to honestly just shut up about and recognize that we're different from them? ____________ I'll go first - I'd really love it if the previous generation would shut the fuck up about the 60's and the 70's being "soooo different." Stories about how so-and-so was "Oh man, such a party animal and a wild child during the 60s" come up a lot at my family's social gatherings, and they're always followed by the caveat, "But, of course, that was a completely different time. Nobody would be able to get away with that now." Often, these stories involve someone who, during the 60's and the 70's, was either drug-addled or a revolutionary peace activist or a drunkard, did something really stupid and "out of sight!" but now they're a very successful such-and-such. I honestly hate this. Masking over the stupid tales of debauchery and idiocy with "oh, but that was such a different time" makes no difference to me whatsoever. Why don't they just say "oh, but he/she was such an idiot back then," and get it done with? I've been drunk before. I've done retarded shit before. It's not because the 90's were such a different time, it's because I wanted to be a drunk retard at that place and time.