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Boomerism Score Results

0-5 points: Zoomer Gang Overlord
- 8 (40%)
6-15 points: Doomed Millennial Usurper
- 11 (55%)
16-20 points: Forgotten Survivor Of Gen X
- 0 (0%)
21-25: Anti-Nixon Boomer
- 1 (5%)
26-35: The Boomer Standard
- 0 (0%)
36-40: Pro-Nuclear War Ultra-Boomer
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 20


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Naturegirl1999

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Iím gonna take the boomer test
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Score=2
Result=ZGO
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I don't have time at the moment, but with all the data we've provided in this thread it'd be fun to build a "which Bay 12 forum user are you" quiz.
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Formally a Gen X here, and I scored a 15.
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14....

Dammit I'm feeling like a dirty progressive. Someone get me boot polish, stat. And get Trudeau on the phone!
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Cruxador

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I got 15 exactly, which does correspond to my age, though the things I took points on were mostly not opinions I gained as I got older.

I also think my reason was different than what was designed for in
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3. Modern culture and entertainment are of similar worth to what I had as a child.
I think that the value of modern culture is increasing greatly by the proliferation of the internet; although it's also being hindered by the increasing corporatization of the internets and increasing engineered social limitations on internet culture, there's also an increase in available finance for creators who couldn't have made things at their current scale of operation in my own youth. But disagreeing puts me in the same category as people who say "well it was better back in my day", and although I feel that way about certain specific franchises it definitely doesn't represent my opinion overall.
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Cthulhu

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1. The basic facts of life are sometimes different for different generations, even those right next to each other.
Agree
2. Sometimes hard experiences make a person weaker, not stronger.
Agree
3. Modern culture and entertainment are of similar worth to what I had as a child.
Agree, the stuff kids have today is just as shitty as what I had at that age
4. The government is sometimes honest.
Mostly disagree, lmao if you think this
5. Parents have to give their children a complete education of the world, even if it includes some things that are against their faith.
Have to?  I'll still go mostly agree
6. A person is free to reject an apology, no matter how heartfelt, and even if they weren't really wronged.
Agree
7. There should be a an effort made to provide a basic standard of living for everybody in my country.
Agree, but if it comes from the government it will be used against you.
8. It is wrong to use corporal punishment to discipline children.
Agree
9. There is no obligation for a person to care for their parents and grandparents.
Agree.  It would be nice, but it's not an obligation.
10. The occasional outburst of anger or sadness is a serious issue in a person's family relationships.
Disagree
11. Society makes it necessary for people to sometimes break the law.
Agree
12. Access to modern communication technology like the internet and smartphones have become a necessary part of life.
Agree
13. It is acceptable for the government to devote extensive resources to prepare for a future crisis, even if there is a chance the crisis won't happen.
Depends, but overall agree
14. People ultimately have little control over the path their life takes.
Semi-agree
15. My country should limit itself from taking actions that cause significant social or economic problems in other countries.
Agree
16. People today are obligated to make up for historical injustices, even if all the people who were involved have already died.
Agree
17. It is good for a couple who has young children to divorce once at least one of them believes the relationship can't be fixed.
Agree, do it before they're old enough to remember the fireworks
18. I should try my best not to cause any trouble for the employees of a business when I am their customer.
Agree
19. People should care if some kind of law or policy makes life difficult for a very rare minority group.
Agree
20. If I am diagnosed with a disease that is almost always terminal for people of my age group, I should accept that I will die soon and focus on palliative care.
What does this mean?  What am I doing as an alternative?  Going to say mostly disagree, because if this happens to me I'm going to blow myself up with dynamite

Score 6 or 8 I don't remember, Doomed Millennial Usurper
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Ziusudra

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20. If I am diagnosed with a disease that is almost always terminal for people of my age group, I should accept that I will die soon and focus on palliative care.
What does this mean?  What am I doing as an alternative?  Going to say mostly disagree, because if this happens to me I'm going to blow myself up with dynamite
I would say that absolutlely counts as acceptance and palliative care. Which would drop your score down to zoomer territory threshold.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 08:54:39 pm by Ziusudra »
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WealthyRadish

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Possible additions for new game+:

21. Television isn't a good news source.
22. A person feeling threatened isn't enough on its own to justify the use of lethal force.
23. Individuals voting in elections aren't usually the cause of major political change.
24. Government assistance programs aren't generally improved by adding obligations for the recipients or by adding "means testing" to exclude incomes higher than a level of poverty.
25. A person not having pride in their country doesn't discount their beliefs.
26. A person doesn't have an obligation to speak or learn the dominant language of their country of residence in order to remain there.
27. Breaking the law is sometimes a justified part of protesting.
28. Few important problems can be solved by encouraging people to change their habits or lifestyle.
29. A person's rights over their property aren't absolute, nor is that an ideal to be sought.
30. The government's stated interests overseas don't align with those of the public at large.


(I wouldn't change the rankings at all, except annihilation boomer extended to the new cap.)
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Cruxador

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Possible additions for new game+:

21. Television isn't a good news source.
22. A person feeling threatened isn't enough on its own to justify the use of lethal force.
23. Individuals voting in elections aren't usually the cause of major political change.
24. Government assistance programs aren't generally improved by adding obligations for the recipients or by adding "means testing" to exclude incomes higher than a level of poverty.
25. A person not having pride in their country doesn't discount their beliefs.
26. A person doesn't have an obligation to speak or learn the dominant language of their country of residence in order to remain there.
27. Breaking the law is sometimes a justified part of protesting.
28. Few important problems can be solved by encouraging people to change their habits or lifestyle.
29. A person's rights over their property aren't absolute, nor is that an ideal to be sought.
30. The government's stated interests overseas don't align with those of the public at large.


(I wouldn't change the rankings at all, except annihilation boomer extended to the new cap.)
This batch seems pretty US-centric.
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Cthulhu

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I mean baby boomers are a US phenomenon.

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21. Television isn't a good news source.
Agree
22. A person feeling threatened isn't enough on its own to justify the use of lethal force.
I don't think this is specific enough to answer, what does feeling threatened constitute?  If someone's pointing a gun at me, I certainly feel threatened and I'm certainly justified killing that guy
23. Individuals voting in elections aren't usually the cause of major political change.
Is this a zoomer take?  It's true anyway
24. Government assistance programs aren't generally improved by adding obligations for the recipients or by adding "means testing" to exclude incomes higher than a level of poverty.
Agree
25. A person not having pride in their country doesn't discount their beliefs.
Agree
26. A person doesn't have an obligation to speak or learn the dominant language of their country of residence in order to remain there.
No one has an obligation to do anything, but it's a good idea, so agree
27. Breaking the law is sometimes a justified part of protesting.
Nice try colonel
28. Few important problems can be solved by encouraging people to change their habits or lifestyle.
Agree
29. A person's rights over their property aren't absolute, nor is that an ideal to be sought.
Disagree
30. The government's stated interests overseas don't align with those of the public at large.
Agree
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Rolan7

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These questions are ridiculous, but I appreciate the attempt.
1. The basic facts of life are sometimes different for different generations, even those right next to each other. Technically yes
2. Sometimes hard experiences make a person weaker, not stronger. Technically yes
3. Modern culture and entertainment are of similar worth to what I had as a child. Agree
4. The government is sometimes honest. Mostly agree
5. Parents have to give their children a complete education of the world, even if it includes some things that are against their faith. Technically no
6. A person is free to reject an apology, no matter how heartfelt, and even if they weren't really wronged. Strongly agree, by definition IMHO
7. There should be a an effort made to provide a basic standard of living for everybody in my country. Yes, there should
8. It is wrong to use corporal punishment to discipline children. There are situations.  1
9. There is no obligation for a person to care for their parents and grandparents. I feel it every day, we can discuss its validity.  ...I'm answering 1, there is some obligation but it's very conditional.
10. The occasional outburst of anger or sadness is a serious issue in a person's family relationships.It's okay, but it's serious and worth addressing.  Yes.
11. Society makes it necessary for people to sometimes break the law. HAHAHA yes.  More's the pity.
12. Access to modern communication technology like the internet and smartphones have become a necessary part of life. Absolutely
13. It is acceptable for the government to devote extensive resources to prepare for a future crisis, even if there is a chance the crisis won't happen. That's one of the core reasons for its existence
14. People ultimately have little control over the path their life takes. Technically no
15. My country should limit itself from taking actions that cause significant social or economic problems in other countries. Good question. 1
16. People today are obligated to make up for historical injustices, even if all the people who were involved have already died. As a community we should financially address those wrongs.  Individuals are at the mercy of their parents to inherit those benefits, if they're lucky, and shouldn't be held specially accountable.  So uh.  1
17. It is good for a couple who has young children to divorce once at least one of them believes the relationship can't be fixed. Emotionally agree
18. I should try my best not to cause any trouble for the employees of a business when I am their customer. I don't want any trouble.  The least amount of interaction is ideal.  I'm so sorry.
19. People should care if some kind of law or policy makes life difficult for a very rare minority group. Who says no to this - fuck, there are people.
20. If I am diagnosed with a disease that is almost always terminal for people of my age group, I should accept that I will die soon and focus on palliative care.Embrace me darkness



0-5 points: Zoomer Gang Overlord

6-15 points: Doomed Millennial Usurper

16-20 points: Forgotten Survivor Of Gen X

21-25: Anti-Nixon Boomer

26-35: The Boomer Standard

36-40: Pro-Nuclear War Ultra-Boomer
2+1+1+2+1+1=8
Doomer... yeah, about right.  Though I haven't given up just yet.
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Dunamisdeos

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I scored a 14, 3PO. What does that mean?

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I mean baby boomers are a US phenomenon.

I had a Turkish fellow tell me recently that there are boomer/millennial/zoomer dynamics in Turkey that are almost directly analogous to how they are in the US, down to boomer political irrationality focused on Erdogan in the same way US boomers are focused on Trump.

They didn't mention Xers at all, which I think only lends credibility to the claim.
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Dunamisdeos

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I think the dynamic itself is likely a near-constant in human society. I think that in our age things like social media have just used it to whip people up into a frenzied caricature of generational differences.

Where before there'd have been frustration, there's now liquid hate.
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The main reason the boomer millenial etc generation culture isn't applicable to us is that we don't hate our own relatives and wish they would die
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