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Old 02-12-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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So much in the media and even on this forum gets talked about with regard to "millennials," I was born in the US on July 4th, 1981, I remember late 80's pretty well. Would you say I am a millennial or a gen x'er?


Here is a good deck on the differences between American generations, (Traditionalists VS Baby Boomer VS Gen X VS Millennial). According to its age brackets, I fall in the Millennial bucket but I can very much also identify with the Gen X bucket. Its not important as its just a label, I am just curious what others think.


http://opi.mt.gov/pub/rti/EssentialC...ifferences.pdf
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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So much in the media and even on this forum gets talked about with regard to "millennials," I was born in the US on July 4th, 1981, I remember late 80's pretty well. Would you say I am a millennial or a gen x'er?


Here is a good deck on the differences between American generations, (Traditionalists VS Baby Boomer VS Gen X VS Millennial). According to its age brackets, I fall in the Millennial bucket but I can very much also identify with the Gen X bucket. Its not important as its just a label, I am just curious what others think.


http://opi.mt.gov/pub/rti/EssentialC...ifferences.pdf
Gen X-er. Your teen years were primarily during the 1990s, which is one of the defining characteristics of the Gen X experience. 2000s teens are the millennials. I view millennials as anybody who was in Pre-K-12th grade during the 1999-2000 school year. People who were already in college on December 31, 1999 are Gen X. Some demographers extend it a little later than that, but I think that's a good baseline for who is a millennial.
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:50 PM
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I think memory of important events should be the break off point for generations. A Gen Xer should be someone too young to remember the MLK assassination but old enough to remember the 1986 Challenger disaster. A Millennial is too young to remember the Challenger disaster but old enough to remember 9/11. A Gen Z person was someone too young to remember 9/11


In my book...


1945-1964 = Baby Boomer
1965-1981= Gen X
1982-1996= Gen Y / Millennial
1997 - ? = Gen Z
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:52 PM
 
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Gen X-er. Your teen years were primarily during the 1990s, which is one of the defining characteristics of the Gen X experience. 2000s teens are the millennials. I view millennials as anybody who was in Pre-K-12th grade during the 1999-2000 school year. People who were already in college on December 31, 1999 are Gen X. Some demographers extend it a little later than that, but I think that's a good baseline for who is a millennial.
I agree that the OP is more a Gen-Xer than a millennial, but I don't think being a teenager in the '90s is a common characteristic of all Gen-Xers. Generations last more than 10 years. I first remember a lot of talk about Generation X in the '90s in reference to its members who were then in their 20s. See the 1994 movie Reality Bites, which was touted at the time as a Gen-X coming-out party. Its stars -- Ben Stiller, Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo -- were all born between 1964 and 1971, putting their teenage years squarely in the '80s. The oldest, Garofalo, turned 30 the year the movie came out.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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I think memory of important events should be the break off point for generations. A Gen Xer should be someone too young to remember the MLK assassination but old enough to remember the 1986 Challenger disaster. A Millennial is too young to remember the Challenger disaster but old enough to remember 9/11. A Gen Z person was someone too young to remember 9/11


In my book...


1945-1964 = Baby Boomer
1965-1981= Gen X
1982-1996= Gen Y / Millennial
1997 - ? = Gen Z
The problem is that as a young baby boomer I really don't have memories of Reverend King's assination. My memories of the outside world start after that event.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:40 AM
 
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Melinnials don't begin until 1984. There has to be 18 years for each generation.

Boomers 1946-1964

X-ERs 1965 - 1983

Melinnials 1984 - 2002
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:42 AM
 
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Op is firmly an X-ER in my opinion
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Thanks all, it was fun to read everyone's takes on the different generations.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:49 PM
 
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Thanks all, it was fun to read everyone's takes on the different generations.
I think that anyone who was born during a transition period between two different generations may find themselves connected to one more than the other or share characteristics of both. The personal experiences of these people matter and their context will undoubtedly influence how they relate and identify.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:51 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I think memory of important events should be the break off point for generations. A Gen Xer should be someone too young to remember the MLK assassination but old enough to remember the 1986 Challenger disaster. A Millennial is too young to remember the Challenger disaster but old enough to remember 9/11. A Gen Z person was someone too young to remember 9/11


In my book...


1945-1964 = Baby Boomer
1965-1981= Gen X
1982-1996= Gen Y / Millennial
1997 - ? = Gen Z
I've heard Gen Z also called the digital natives generation.
Also, what happens after Z? Someone is gong to have to get creative here because we've just run the course on the alphabet by starting at X.
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