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  • Silent Generation or Greatest Generation

    1 1.22%
  • Baby Boomer

    41 50.00%
  • Generation X

    18 21.95%
  • Millennial

    20 24.39%
  • The one after Millennials

    2 2.44%
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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeard View Post
    I'm sure we've done this one before but there seems to be some generational tension in some threads at the moment. Where do you fall? And what do you think of the other ones?

    I'm not including the years for each generation in the poll because even though we generally know what they are, they sometimes seem to vary by source and if you're on the cusp it's more of a self-identification thing anyway.
    My birth year falls in the somewhat gray area where they start calling people Millennials, so I'm either Gen X or a Millennial.
    Technically, I'm unsure.

    Actually, I consider myself a millennial.
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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    You forgot one -- Xennials.

    Which Generation are You?
    Generation Name Births Start Births End
    Baby Boomer Generation 1946 1964
    Generation X (Baby Bust) 1965 1979
    Xennials 1975 1985
    Millennials Generation Y, Gen Next 1980 1994



    "Xennials" looks like it wash shoe-horned in after its successor generation was defined and, as far as I know, isn't widely recognized (since the years defining it aren't unique). But given that I've never heard of that classification, I guess it would be interesting to know if there are people out there self-identifying as an Xennial.

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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeard View Post
    I'm sure we've done this one before but there seems to be some generational tension in some threads at the moment. Where do you fall? And what do you think of the other ones?

    I'm not including the years for each generation in the poll because even though we generally know what they are, they sometimes seem to vary by source and if you're on the cusp it's more of a self-identification thing anyway.
    The generation thing is kinda a gray area, I was born in 1986, and depending on whose definition is used I would fall under generation x and mellinial, as no one has a unified definition, heck some of the baby boomer generation from the 50's are considered generation x, if you want a poll you need to define the standard, as no one seems to have a unified answer.
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    Re: What's your generation?

    I'm a very early millennial. In a lot of ways I have as much in common with Gen X as I do with other millennials.

    I'm not a big fan of what Baby Boomers have done to the country in general, but I know plenty who are nice people. I think it's important not to generalize generations too much.
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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Gen X was the latchkey generation. A time when the focus was on adults not children.

    I lean toward "just more visible" in general on social ills. That could be due to media coverage and or circumstances changing.
    I'm an early millennial/tail end of Gen X. There's no doubt that parenting has changed a lot. I grew up latchkey and watching parents now set up play dates with kids...it's very foreign to my childhood. There's no doubt that parents have taken a much more active role in their kids lives.
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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I'm an early millennial/tail end of Gen X. There's no doubt that parenting has changed a lot. I grew up latchkey and watching parents now set up play dates with kids...it's very foreign to my childhood. There's no doubt that parents have taken a much more active role in their kids lives.
    At 7 I was jumping off low bridges and swimming across lakes with friends and no adult supervision, a 13 year old kept everything under control. It is different today.

    We might note that our latchkey gatekeepers were not daycares, nannys and other supervised activities. They were slightly older children.
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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    The generation thing is kinda a gray area, I was born in 1986, and depending on whose definition is used I would fall under generation x and mellinial, as no one has a unified definition, heck some of the baby boomer generation from the 50's are considered generation x, if you want a poll you need to define the standard, as no one seems to have a unified answer.
    The funny thing is, decades don't really start on time either, and I'm sure lots of people recognize this.
    American Graffiti is a story set in 1962, however 1962 was still the 1950's. People were still sock hopping, necking and waiting for The Beatles to shatter the calm blue waters of Bill Haley's kingdom, and doo wopping was still in vogue.

    Leon Russell took command of the rock concert scene in 1972 with his rock and roll preacher tent revival show known as "Leon Live" and became the top grossing arena act of the year but in the minds of most people, it was still The Sixties.

    My own little blues band was the star attraction at a local nightclub which was turning out the lights on disco, a product of the 70's, but it was already 1981.

    The generation thing is kind of a gray area because decades are kind of a gray area, don't you think?
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    Re: What's your generation?

    Xennial, the distinct micro generation between X and millenials
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    Re: What's your generation?

    I had to look it up but evidently I am a boomer.
    Baby boomers are people born during the demographic post–World War II baby boom approximately between the years 1946 and 1964. This includes people who are between 70 and 52 years old in 2016, respectively. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the term baby boomer is also used in a cultural context according to Wikipedia.


    But I do feel the generation before me was the greatest generation in the 20th century.

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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Xennial, the distinct micro generation between X and millenials
    Same. I don't feel like I fit in with GenX or Millennials, so I like the newly labeled one in the middle.


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