The baby boomer generation transformed New Zealand. It was healthiest, most active and best educated generation the country had seen at the time, turning it into what it is today.

So why are there so many incorrect myths about baby boomers? Whether it’s media misinformation, public perception or simple untruths, there’s been no shortage of myths about the baby boomer generation that have been simply untrue, so we’ve decided to take an opportunity to set the record straight.

Missed our first article? Read four myths about baby boomers that just aren’t true.

To discover eight more myths about baby boomers that just aren’t true, scroll through the gallery above. We think you’ll find a lot of these could be straightened up.

What are your thoughts?