Which generation are you?

Which generation do you belong to?


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Tedminator

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Jun 2010
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#1
just curious. Which generation do you belong to?

Rough guide below (which I don't fully agree with btw since I tend to define the generation that fought in the Korean war to be partly G and partly B generations).


gen·er·a·tion/ˌjenəˈrāSHən/Noun
1. All of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively: "one of his generation's finest songwriters".
2. The average period, generally considered to be about thirty years, during which children grow up and have children of their own.



List of Generations - Wikipedia

The Lost Generation, primarily known as the Generation of 1914 in Europe, is a term originating with Gertrude Stein to describe those who fought in World War I.

The Greatest Generation, also known as the G.I. Generation, is the generation that includes the veterans who fought in World War II. They were born from around 1901 to 1924, coming of age during the Great Depression. Journalist Tom Brokaw dubbed this the Greatest Generation in a book of the same name.

The Silent Generation born 1925 to 1945, is the generation that includes those who were too young to join the service during World War II. Many had fathers who served in World War I. Generally recognized as the children of the Great Depression, this event during their formative years had a profound impact on them.

The Baby Boom Generation is the generation that was born following World War II, about 1946 up to approximately 1964, a time that was marked by an increase in birth rates. The baby boom has been described variously as a "shockwave" and as "the pig in the python." By the sheer force of its numbers, the boomers were a demographic bulge which remodeled society as it passed through it. In general, baby boomers are associated with a rejection or redefinition of traditional values; however, many commentators have disputed the extent of that rejection, noting the widespread continuity of values with older and younger generations. In Europe and North America boomers are widely associated with privilege, as many grew up in a time of affluence. One of the features of Boomers was that they tended to think of themselves as a special generation, very different from those that had come before them. In the 1960s, as the relatively large numbers of young people became teenagers and young adults, they, and those around them, created a very specific rhetoric around their cohort, and the change they were bringing about.

Generation X is the generation generally defined as those born after the baby boom ended. While there is no universally agreed upon time frame, the term generally includes people born in the 1960s and 70s, ending in the late 1970s to early 80s, usually not later than 1982.

Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation (or Millennials), Generation Next,Net Generation,Echo Boomers,describes the next generation. As there are no precise dates for when the Millennial generation starts and ends, commentators have used birth dates ranging somewhere from the mid-1970sto the early 2000s. Experts differ on the start date of Generation Y. William Strauss and Neil Howe use the start year as 1982, and end years around the turn of the millennium,while others use start years that are earlier or later than 1982, and end years that in the mid to late 1990s or early 2000s.

Generation Z, also known as Generation I, or Internet Generation, and dubbed Generation @ by New York columnist Rory Winston and the "Digital Natives" by Marc Prensky and is the following generation.The earliest birth is generally dated in the early 1990s.
 
Sep 2009
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I'm typically in the Generation Y-Z area. I was born in 1989, and the beginning of my young adulthood was around 2006 to 2007. I'd be much more comparable to the last one though with Z or Tech Gen.
 

Tedminator

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Jun 2010
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#3
I'm typically in the Generation Y-Z area. I was born 1989, and the beginning of my young adulthood was around 2006 to 2007. I'd be much more comparable to the last one though with Z or Tech Gen.

Y for sure. But eventually y'all will have to decide that for yourselves rather than having another generation telling you who/what you are.
 
Sep 2009
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I've got Boomer parents. Both born in 1947, and my brother was born at the tail end of the Gen X-ers in 1980.

I wish I could change my vote, because Gen Y is probably a better choice for me.
 

Tedminator

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Jun 2010
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#6
I've got Boomer parents. Both born in 1947, and my brother was born at the tail end of the Gen X-ers in 1980.

I wish I could change my vote, because Gen Y is probably a better choice for me.
wish I could edit the choices, I forgot to add the Silent Generation. heh lol how apropos is that.

anyhoo I'm X, born in 70. Parents are Silent Generation, born in 1940.. so I got stories of both fighting and living under occupation by the axis from my parents and grandparents.
 

jackalope

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Jan 2010
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#7
Gen X - daughter is Millenial, parents Silent Gen. I never knew the name for that Generation. They were both born in '38.