Friday, March 16, 2018

Things I Hate: Generation Z and Millennial Confusion

One thing members of the Baby Boomers generation and Generation X love to do more than complain about the young people is to get our generations confused. While every generation has no clear start and end dates, Millennial grew up in the new millennium, all of us were born in the 20th century. We are Generation Y because we came after X. Every kid in high school today, is a member of Generation Z, many of them are getting to vote for the first time soon. It's also hard to say if the Generation Z name will actually stick but some alternatives have been the iGeneration or the Homeland Generation. 

8 comments:

  1. I'm a baby boomer and I never complain about young people! In fact, I am particularly proud of the young people who are standing up for their rights and beliefs against the NRA right now.

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  2. My daughter and I were just talking about this the other day.

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  3. My husband and I have discussed this. About what groups fall into what generation. I do know that both my daughters are millennials. And I don't complain about the younger generation. I think every generation has its good and bad.

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  4. As far as I am concerned - a bloody load of clap-trap.
    There are good and bad, bright and dull persons born every day.
    Who really cares what damn year anyone was born, BUT if you were born on the 14th. June 1946 I wouldn't let this on to anyone.
    Colin

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  5. I wonder who came up with these generational labels in the first place and why it's so important to use them. Marketing, probably.

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  6. Dijoo VitSee this?

    'the more you shall honor Me,
    the more I shall bless you'
    -the Infant Jesus of Prague

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  7. Oh wow! I wrote a blog post about this that I have scheduled some time.

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  8. It's funny how succeeding generations mimic that original 1960s Generation Gap. It may have meant something back then, when a Great Depression and World War II separated the generations, the Vietnam War was raging, and mass bohemianism, i.e. the Counterculture, was on the rise. But for anyone who came of age after that, the differences are relatively minor, though that could always change.

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