(Original post by ufo2012)
I know, that's why I said in my post "I do think there was a lot of thoughtlessness, but often because others were doing the thinking for them and telling them it was all okay..."
There was a lot of this attitude going around before the recession.
Just remember how much they were pushing how it important it was to get into the housing market at that time (and anyone who believed their nonsense is now possibly in negative equity as a result of that). On the other hand, some of the boomers were those who OWNED the houses and were selling them at massive profits, so they, indeed, are just as much to blame. But this is SOME of the boomers, not all.
For their thoughtlessness, greediness and self-serving attitudes, yes they should suffer. But the banks should suffer more. The big banks should be punished to the greatest extent possible and yet to this day they still go about their merry business as if nothing ever happened.
I recall reading (and on more than occasion and in more than one report), the highest debt accrued per head is actually in this generation. Those who are older did not always have such debt so easily available to them. Although they had credit available, the era of easy credit was not so prevalent in their day.
Before the recession, when times were good, even a student could have collected a handful of credit cards that enabled them to have around £50,000 in credit if they wanted it. But that is because banks were so totally reckless because they realised that for them big debt means big business.
So there are problems with every generation, I just wouldn't specifically reserve my hatred for the boomers - they are only part of a larger problem.
Can I ask, what year exactly was it that you began working for the company?