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Old 11-03-2019, 06:55 PM
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I am the Gen-X daughter of two Silents. Married to a conservative Boomer.

The social de-evolution did us no favors.
Yes, where the boomers had their "sex, drugs, and rock & roll" which gave us an AIDS epidemic.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:55 PM
 
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Dates seem a little off. Usually Millennial start year seems to be around 1982 and ends more in the late 90s or even 2000 instead of 94/95.
Dates are a little off. Boomers didn't start until 1946. Millennials are usually started in 1981/82, depending on source. Pew Research starts the Millennials in 1981 (their definition is 1981) and generational theorists Strauss and Howe start the Millennials in 1982.

I am an early Millennial, born after the Pew or Strauss and Howe start dates.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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The Baby Boomer Generation



Generation X


Millennials (Gen Y)


GenZ
Im a millennial.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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I haven't read the entire thread, so perhaps this has already been addressed. I don't think it's been defined yet, but there definitely has to be a generation after Gen Z, because the graphic in the OP has it lasting 24 years now. Generations are typically no more than 20 years.

I'm Gen X, born in 1974.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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I reject those names, labels, and boxes. I'm just a person. That's all that matters.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:48 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Early Boomer (1948)
I remember not having a TV, AC, PC, or CD. We had Hudsons and DeSotos. We had polio shots and TB patch tests at school. How to survive an A-bomb was common conversation. We knew where air raid bomb shelters were located. We did most things in big groups.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:53 PM
 
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I'm like you,

Yes, where the boomers had their "sex, drugs, and rock & roll" which gave us an AIDS epidemic.

Sex, drugs and rock and roll was alive and well at Woodstock (1969).


AIDS came much later (1980s)
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:59 PM
 
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Early Boomer (1948)
I remember not having a TV, AC, PC, or CD. We had Hudsons and DeSotos. We had polio shots and TB patch tests at school. How to survive an A-bomb was common conversation. We knew where air raid bomb shelters were located. We did most things in big groups.

I experienced all of this but was born ten years later.


Thankfully, Ronald Reagan came along and my children did not have to experience air raid drills.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:15 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Guess I must be a middle boomer. I read books, magazines but also appreciate the Internet and favors texting to phone. Mostly think it's hearing related (much easier) and its documentation proof. People on the phone would later deny, "I didn't say that..."
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:15 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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I was born December 25, 1992, I'm a millennial, both according to the chart and how I feel. While I am slightly developmentally delayed (putting me around 1996 developmentally), I had an old fashioned early childhood and an uncommonly good memory of my early years, which makes me more like someone born in 1990. Putting the balance of everything together, I feel like I fit the Millennial bill well.

Generations aren't cut and dry though; someone born December 31, 1979 is not automatically, set-in-stone an X-er, and someone born January 1, 1980 is not automatically, set-in-stone, a Millennial. The dates look right except I've always known Millennial to end around 1997, not after 1994. You could use the store Lechmere's closure (November 7, 1997) as an approximate dividing point. There is a term called "Zennials" that is sometimes used for people born between about 1995 and 2000. The OP, born in 1996, can choose the Millennial, Z, or Zennial label.

There's also the Silent Generation (1928-1943) and the Greatest Generation (1907-1927) that still have living members today.

Although the Baby Boomer generation is 1944-1964, in rare circumstances someone born as early as 1939 or as late as about 1970 could claim to be a Boomer.
Generation X is 1965-1979, however in rare circumstances an X-er could be as old as 1959 or as young as 1986.
Millennials are 1980-1997, however in rare circumstances a Millennial could be as old as 1973 or as young as 2003.
Gen Z starts in 1998, however in rare circumstances a Z-er could be as old as 1991.
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