Thursday, October 23, 2008
Boomers not hippies, more like hippie haters
Minnesota columnist Tim Engstrom has an interesting perspective on the Gen X/Boomer conflict.
Like many Xers, he's tired of the Boomer folklore that paints all Boomers as pot-smoking hippies in the 1960s. In fact, he argures that most Boomers were more likely to be anti-hippie, than actual hippies.
I'm curious what you-all think on the topic. When I'm with Boomer colleagues, I'd say Tim was wrong. Although not potheads, I could definitely see a lot of the Boomers I've worked with over the years wearing some serious tie-dye back in the day. Yet, my mom and her buddies - also Boomers - were definitely more Doris Day than Grace Slick.