Go Gen Z!
I'm Generation On The Fence.
Douglas Coupland in his book Generation X calls these kids (the children of baby boomers) "Global Teens", which, of course, sucks as a name. Because "Generation X" was such a catchy name, and no good name ever caught on for the "Baby Boom Echo" kids, the meaning got smeared and diluted until now the term covers the whole thing.
I'm a children of baby boomers born in the early '70s but was married to someone born in the mid-sixties and we really were two different generations, with not much overlap in our cultural touchstones. That person was definitely Generation X, and I was not; but since then I've just accepted that people call us Gen-Xers now. It's better than being called a boomer, which has become a kind of sloppy catch-all synonym for "old".
"JetPunk Generation" -)
No one from it was elected to the White House though (Carter and Bush Sr. were born just before and Clinton, Bush Sr. and Trump were born just after) so maybe that's part of the reason for the name.
"At a time when most fighters let their managers do the talking, Ali thrived in and indeed craved the spotlight, where he was often provocative and outlandish."
Greatest Generation = 23 years; The Baby Boomers = 18 years;
Generation X = 15 years, and The Millenials = 20 years. What gives?
Also, as a member of Generation X that we are not the Me Generation. We are the farthest thing from it. I don’t know who is the Me Generation. It could be the Boomers OR the Millenials as far as I’m concerned. Both those generations seem to think they are the center of the universe.
A recent study at the very beginning of the covid circus (very late 2019) found that the baby boomers are not only the most narcissistic generation alive, but also the most hyper-sensitive a.k.a. "Snowflakes". (Which surprised many)
However... multiple studies find that the society as a whole continues to grow in favoring & rewarding narcissistic traits (very roughly: self-absorbed indulgence of the 1970s -> selfish, greedy YUPpie 1980s -> global audience via the internet 1990s -> social media 2000s -> etc).
All that said, the topic is highly debated and there is no definitive answer. Even more importantly, not all individuals of one generation fit the description of "their" generation, which should be obvious... but we love to stereotype.
I would ve thought people born from about 1990 and up were milenials. The kids that grew up with computers and internet and dont know and remember a time before it. (or even when there were no smartphones but at least dont remember there not being mobile phones) The ones that were still teens in the year 2000.
I find it really weird to call someone that is 39 a millenial... in my mind someone that is 19 is a millenial.. (and instinctively I actually expect info to back that up, but good chance I wont find it, because no one else commented about it...so I guess I ve had the wrong idea all this time)
The most restrictive definition is 1982-1994 (I think), whereas the longest is 1982-2004, which is also the original definition created by the people who coined the term millennials, Neil Howe and William Strauss. It's also the definition I personally agree with the most.
For example here in Finland we talk about "big year classes", which is pretty similar to "baby boomers" but limited to people born 1945-1950.
Copyright H Brothers Inc, 2008–2022
Contact Us | Go To Top | View Mobile Site