Facinating reflection and podcast on the question posed in the title. "We're smarter than your generation, Mom," he said. "WeâxTMve moved beyond that. We evolved." Is it true? Could the younger generation be smarter? I think that there's no question that they're different, that they have adapted to the new environment. That doesn't make them smarter. But it does make them more adept. "I do believe that my son has a point. Boomer generations can been seen as resisting the notion that everything is always in flux, and that nothing is permanent; thus one can never be smug or complacent."