Older generations are bat shit insane, and it's not just the boomers. I have older gen-x parents and they are arguably worse than most of the boomers I know. Outside of maybe an extremely limited range of political concepts, their knowledge about history and the current social climate is borderline autistic. I genuinely wonder if the autism crisis started a generation or 2 before we actually began to pick up on it.
Full disclosure, I have diagnosed ADHD and am most likely autistic. Despite this, I maintained an over 3.0 GPA while also taking college classes through a community college. In exchange for my hard work, my parents decided to actively fuck me over by preventing me to live on/nearby my former university, which caused me to fail out of the program I was enrolled in (18 credit hours + 10 hours of commuting + work + religious requirements imposed by parents = fuck me). My moms parents paid for 100% of her college and allowed her to live on campus the entirety of her education, whereas my parents only had enough money to pay for the first year of mine. To be fair, once I get far enough in my degree, it will begin paying for itself, however that is over 2 years down the line. The main point I am trying to drive home is that older generations seem to have an insane double standard when it comes to the ends justify the means. When it comes to their own wellbeing, the ends always justify the means, however when it comes to the future of their descendants, the ends are only justified if the means are exclusively determined by them. Attempting to circumvent their will results in failure.