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Old 11-02-2019, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Siena,Tuscany,Italy
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The Baby Boomer Generation



Generation X


Millennials (Gen Y)


GenZ
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Siena,Tuscany,Italy
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I was born in 1996,that made me an early Gen Z kid,even I feel closer to the Millenials when in my childhood.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Okay but... why is the Gen X guy all groomed and business ready? That is a HUGE lie. Gen X was the burnout generation, the grunge rock generation, the teens who played the Sega Genesis because it did what Nintendon't, the Clerks guys, the sarcastic gloom people.

What's all this yuppie image crap all of a sudden?

Generation labels are such BS. The goal post is always moving, it only exists for older people to use for complaining about them durn kids these days.

I'm a Millennial I guess. No way in hell I'd ever wear my hair like that though.

Addendum: our collective poverty has a lot more causes than just "student debt". More like "bad income to expense ratios" and "no ladders to climb" and "Boomers won't retire because they know the world is screwed today".
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:23 AM
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Location: western East Roman Empire
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Generation X

I am generation X:
- yes, Cold War shaped perception of global experience;

- however, zero debt;

- stopped watching TV in 1993;

- stopped reading printed news around 10 years ago, now only through internet - and that through market prices, actually read very few articles, most are propaganda -,

- very little Facebook.

On the other hand, I often communicate through e-mail which apparently makes me old fashioned.

Having said all that, I agree with this:

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Generation labels are such BS. The goal post is always moving, it only exists for older people to use for complaining about them durn kids these days.


Addendum: our collective poverty has a lot more causes than just "student debt". More like "bad income to expense ratios" ...
End of Cold War followed by "globalism" at break-neck speed hasn't been a day at the beach for everyone.
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I was born in 1943, a pre-boomer, boomer. Thanks, in no small part to the industrial development required to win WW2, we boomers and our parents reaped the post-war harvest. But what many of us have never understood, or appreciated, were the human sacrifices required by our parents' generation to put our industrial might to use on the battlefield. I had 5 uncles. 4 of them fought in WW2 - all in the Pacific. The one who didn't fight was judged to be medically unfit. The sad and telling thing about their contribution is that they were reluctant to talk about their experiences and I was too obsessed with reaping the economic benefits of their service that I never asked.

All this dawned on me only in the last 10-15 years, after I became an ardent reader of books about WW2 (mostly about the Pacific War), and found out about the dangers my father and uncles faced in the US Navy, but barely talked about, in places like Guadalcanal, Saipan and Okinawa.

I don't know what else to say, except that we didn't do it on our own, as many boomers still think.
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I was born in 1943, a pre-boomer, boomer. Thanks, in no small part to the industrial development required to win WW2, we boomers and our parents reaped the post-war harvest. But what many of us have never understood, or appreciated, were the human sacrifices required by our parents' generation to put our industrial might to use on the battlefield. I had 5 uncles. 4 of them fought in WW2 - all in the Pacific. The one who didn't fight was judged to be medically unfit. The sad and telling thing about their contribution is that they were reluctant to talk about their experiences and I was too obsessed with reaping the economic benefits of their service that I never asked.

All this dawned on me only in the last 10-15 years, after I became an ardent reader of books about WW2 (mostly about the Pacific War), and found out about the dangers my father and uncles faced in the US Navy, but barely talked about, in places like Guadalcanal, Saipan and Okinawa.

I don't know what else to say, except that we didn't do it on our own, as many boomers still think.
I've read in multiple places that the generation between "Greatest" and "Boomer" are referred to as the "Silent generation".

I don't know why the name is what it is, but it's certainly a neglected age group.
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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According to those year ranges, I am a Millennial but my brother, who is only 3 years older than me, is Gen X. There are other year ranges that put Gen X into the early 80s, which would include me. It doesn't seem like there's any official cut off year so I really don't know, I guess I could go either way. Many people who are on the "cusp years" between Gen X and Millennials feel they share qualities with both generations yet also don't fully fit into either generation, which is exactly how I feel about it too. Hence there is an unofficial "micro-generation" called Xennials: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xennials

"Xennials (also known as the Oregon Trail Generation and Generation Catalano) are the micro-generation of people on the cusp of the Generation X and Millennial demographic cohorts, typically born in the late 1970s to early 1980s. Xennials are described as having had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood."
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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According to those year ranges, I am a Millennial but my brother, who is only 3 years older than me, is Gen X. There are other year ranges that put Gen X into the early 80s, which would include me. It doesn't seem like there's any official cut off year so I really don't know, I guess I could go either way. Many people who are on the "cusp years" between Gen X and Millennials feel they share qualities with both generations yet also don't fully fit into either generation, which is exactly how I feel about it too. Hence there is an unofficial "micro-generation" called Xennials: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xennials

"Xennials (also known as the Oregon Trail Generation and Generation Catalano) are the micro-generation of people on the cusp of the Generation X and Millennial demographic cohorts, typically born in the late 1970s to early 1980s. Xennials are described as having had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood."
I've always said that technology has narrowed the gap.

20 years was a solid generation prior to the 1970's. But as media tech, video games, and eventually the internet rose from then onward, people within a 20 year span now had little in common at each end.

Our massive dive into the world of global communication and entertainment has sped things up. Culture now evolves rapidly, perhaps too rapidly. The human mind cannot change as fast as trends now demand. There's definitely some generational dissonance at play.

We live at the pace of the computer now. In times past, 20 years was a cultural generation. Now, it's a little more like 5-10 years.
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Old 11-03-2019, 12:44 AM
 
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I was under the impression that the millennial generation lasted until 1999. Either ways, I was born in the 80's so I'm a millennial.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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Gen Z. Born March 2003.

Indeed, that financial attitude describes me very well. I aim to be a businessman (specifically a commercial plant nurser) but to try doing good rather than being a greedy/corrupt one, as I'm over 80% liberal and hate seeing others struggle.
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