Thursday, September 13, 2018

Generations You Might Know...

Which Generation Are You?

The Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964)
Invented: free love.
Known for: benefiting from free university education, a prosperous jobs market and robust economic growth.
Big on: telling each other that if you remember the 1960s, you weren’t really there.

Generation X (born 1965-1981)
Invented: irony, McJobs, and disaffected slackerism.
Known for: their diet of MTV, rave culture and indie films.
Big on: reminiscing about 1988’s second summer of love.

Millennials (born 1982-1995)
Invented: avocados and overly elaborate coffee orders.
Known for: making “hipster” a dirty word and sending selfies mainstream.
Big on: blaming Boomers for dismantling the concept of free university education, homeownership, and jobs for life.

Generation Z (born 1996-2016)
Invented: the ability to hold a conversation and simultaneously scroll through their phones.
Known for: being globally connected and politically anxious.
Big on: experimenting with gender and sexual spectrums.

What comes next?
The naming of generations was not always so obvious. In fact, Generation X, the name for those born between 1965 and 1980, did not exist while Howe and Strauss were writing Generations. They were originally called the baby busters because birth rates decreased after the previous generation, the baby boomers.

Generations: The History Of America's Future, 1584 To 2069

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