Readers React: Boomers and millennials: A warped sense of entitlement isn’t limited to any one generation
To the editor: I read, with more than a little amusement, The Times’ coverage and letters comparing millennials’ “youthful” traits (e.g. sense of entitlement) with baby boomers’ “Luddism.” (“Suit targets surfer gang,” March 30, and “Boomers bite back,” Letters, March 30)
The same day, I also read your article about legal action being taken against an alleged gang of juvenile middle-agers called the Lunada Bay Boys over alleged semi-thug-like tactics to keep non-local surfers away from “their” beach.
Conclusion: A warped sense of entitlement isn’t limited to any one generation.
Alan Rosenstein, Santa Monica
To the editor: As a Palos Verdes peninsula resident for more than 35 years, I resent spending my tax dollars fighting a gang injunction against local surfing residents, many of whom are professionals and property owners.
I have known and worked for years with several of them.
Concurrently, this past year we have had an unusually high number of property and home invasion crimes. We want and need our police spending their time protecting and serving us rather than being in court.
Michael L. Friedman, Rancho Palos Verdes
To the editor: Lunada Bay surfers are not a gang.
Some surf spots have the geography to handle a big crowd, such as Trestles or Malibu. Lunada Bay does not. The take-off spot is tight and therefore the crowd is tight.
Lunada Bay is a highly competitive spot. The guys who do get waves are dedicated watermen who have spent their lives establishing themselves there.
Phil Traeger, San Pedro
To the editor: I’d like to say something to the boomers and millennials from a greatest generation perspective:
There’s always been a generation gap — if you’re familiar with the term.Ray Sherman, Duarte
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