As we age, we gain wisdom, patience, and grace. Unfortunately, we also gain a shorter fuse when it comes to certain things. If you’re a boomer, you know what I’m talking about. There are things that we used to tolerate that now we simply have no patience for easily.
But don’t worry, it’s not all bad news. In fact, many of these intolerances are actually a reflection of our self-respect, confidence, and boundaries. So, let’s take a look at the 13 things boomers have no tolerance for and learn how to honor ourselves even more.
Nothing triggers boomers like ageism. Being overlooked, underestimated, or discounted simply because of our age is unacceptable. We expect to be respected for our experience and wisdom. We may be a little older, but we aren’t stupid, and we’re not dead yet.
One of the golden rules of life is to treat others as you’d like to be treated. And boomers have no tolerance for disrespect. From rude behavior to name-calling, we won’t hesitate to stand up for ourselves and others.
Dishonesty is a character flaw that can be incredibly frustrating and damaging. Boomers have no tolerance for dishonesty and prefer to deal with people and things transparently. It’s important to have and maintain trust in our relationships.
Body-shaming, skin-shaming, or any type of age-shaming is simply not on our radar. We understand the beauty of aging and encourage others to embrace their age with confidence and grace. We might not be as gorgeous as were 25 years ago, but we’re still pretty damn hot.
Lack of Empathy
Boomers know the importance of being kind, compassionate, and empathetic. So, when we encounter someone who lacks these qualities, we have a hard time tolerating them. We strive to create a world that is filled with understanding and genuine care for others.
Violence is never the answer. Boomers have seen the devastating effects of violence and have no patience for it. As a woman over 50, it’s important to speak out against violence and do what you can to promote peace and security.
Whether it’s complaining, gossiping, or fear-mongering, negativity is not welcome in the boomer world. We understand the power of our thoughts and choose to focus on positivity, gratitude, and solutions. We also respect the fact we aren’t in high school anymore, and this isn’t a competition.
Boomers have encountered unreliable people who break their word and promises. They have no patience for such people, and neither should you. Being reliable and dependable is a character trait everyone admires. If you prove yourself to be unreliable the first time, there is no second chance.
As women age, society’s expectations of clothing also change. Boomers have no tolerance for age-inappropriate clothing, which can be found in the fashion industry. As a woman over 50, it’s important to wear what makes you feel good and confident, not what society expects you to be wearing.
Lack of Cultural Awareness
Boomers are global citizens and appreciate diversity. We have no tolerance for intolerance, bigotry, or racism. We celebrate individuality and respect cultural differences.
Inefficient Customer Service
It’s the little things that matter, and excellent customer service is one of them. Boomers value promptness, attentiveness, and genuine care when interacting with service providers. We won’t tolerate bad service and are quick to take our business elsewhere.
Lack of Gratitude
Boomers value gratitude and know how important it is to show appreciation for things that matter. They have no tolerance for a lack of gratitude and other forms of entitlement. As a woman over 50, it’s important to express gratitude in your relationships and in life situations.
Unrealistic Beauty Standards
Boomers have a healthy relationship with beauty and aging. We understand that true beauty comes from within and appreciate natural aging. We have no tolerance for unrealistic beauty standards that promote a narrow definition of beauty. We know we’re not 25 anymore and can’t be bothered to pretend so or compete with women that age.
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