I have come to the conclusion that the 'Boomer' vs 'Snowflake' arguments of conflict is simply a continuation of the 'generation gap' that has existed since time immemorial, but due to social media has been 'amplified'. Going back to the time of Plato similar antagonism between young and old has always been evident. Each generations attitudes tend to change as they age, from idealism and optimism (we can change the World) to a dawning awareness that things are not 'black and white' and the optimism and idealism changes to a 'World weary' cynicism of how things are. Both arttitudes are right and wrong in equal measure. The 50s had the beatniks, 60s had hippy movement particularly the American anti Vietnam war movement, 60s also had Mods and rockers (anti establishment) then we had the punk movement, Goths , etc all a rejection of the status quo. The attitude change is not a Eureka moment. It is just over the years you find yourself echoing many of the words and views of your parents, which at the time, as young person you totally rejected. The difference, now is that social media means that rather than individuals rebelling against their parents or relatively small groups or movements rejecting the status quo, communicating dissatisfaction with huge numbers of 'like minded' protesters is far easier. The current generation, otherwise, is no different. The over simplistic accusation from 'snowflakes' is that most 'boomers' are uneducated, racist, mysogenist, only interested in preserving the status quo. Yet you only have to go back to the situation in '60s America during the Vietnam War to realise that the equivalent generation was no different, University students and many others in America lost their lives in anti war protesting. Boomers argue that the new generation are vacuous, narcissist and hedonistic and yet it is the 'so-called' snowflake generation, and in spite of over optimistic idealism, that ultimately drives, little by little, improvement in society. Whilst each generation never achieve everything they set out to achieve, little by little they are a force for good. Boomers also forget what it was like to be young and are often intolerant. A simple example is musical taste. Many older people do not regard many of the current trends in music as 'proper music' !!! That has ALWAYS been the case. I remember the arguments between my older sister who was a Stones fan in the 60s and my father which got quite... err....heated. Every younger generation is confronted by problems, albeit different ones but equally challenging. Every generation is critical of the one that came before and, although some of those criticism are justified, sweeping generalisations and misunderstanding on both sides often overlook the improvements that previous generation brought about and current younger generation are inspiring. Evrything changes but nothing changes. It was ever thus.