Some Baby Boomers don't get it, while many are in the same boat as the younger generations, but I've met endless people who followed the formula and became underpaid or unemployed and then faced irate "successful" parents who considered them a "loser" for not being able to pluck a job off a tree like them. How many of these type of folks do you meet who enjoyed a benefits rich job and a lifetime of secure employment who stand in judgment of those who never got to enjoy any of it? Of course if one sometimes takes a look at the obits, they can see for the preceding generation stable jobs seemed to be the norm, reading that so and so worked at ***** for 30 and 40 years. Take a look sometime. Their lives were completely DIFFERENT.