Boomers had a lot of advantages growing up in the 50's and 60's. Because the economy was booming, the stereotypical boomer was raised by a stay at home mom, thus hearing many more words spoken by the family phonograph. This naturally led to success in later life.
We also had subversive television like Mr. Wizard and The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and alternative print media like Pogo, Peanuts, and Mad Magazine to pervert our budding intellects.
Not everyone got the message, and because it was a mixed message at best (which was the point), boomers like me grew up thinking that thinking was normal. Only later in life did I learn that most of my cohort had never even heard of our real heroes, and were destined to become consumers.
So kids, go ahead and OK Boomer us all you like. We have met the enemy and they am us.