View Poll Results: What's your generation?

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  • Silent Generation or Greatest Generation

    1 1.06%
  • Baby Boomer

    47 50.00%
  • Generation X

    20 21.28%
  • Millennial

    24 25.53%
  • The one after Millennials

    2 2.13%
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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    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.
    That is true...the crowd I ran with ranged in age and it was the older kids that pretty much watched out for us.
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    Re: What's your generation?

    i am a boomer

    in many ways, i think we had it easier than what kids of today have to go through

    i dont think we were the worst parents....we were the parents that started to find out that monsters roamed the streets....and it was no longer safe for the kids to walk to the park

    they existed before that, but no one really knew....

    so things changed....and we started holding our kids tighter, and watching them closer

    the days of kids leaving the house at 7am and coming back at 9pm were over....

    money became the ultimate measuring stick....keeping up with the Jones....

    yeah...our generation screwed up a few areas, just as every generation does....

    your turn is coming....
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    Re: What's your generation?

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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barnacle View Post
    That's probably because we have too many baby boomers who grew up dependent on the government for their daily needs. If you've been on some form of disability - whether real or encouraged by a lawyer - or received one or several welfare programs for the last 40 years vs someone who has been actually working for the same duration, of course you will have a mixed bag.
    What? I'm a tail end boomer - I'm 57 - and have had a job continuously since I was a 9 year old delivering newspapers, at 5am, before going to school. I worked part time through high school and full time since freshman year of college. Actually more than full time when you consider I had a full time job, played in a bar band nearly every weekend and went to school full time.

    I have never been unemployed and aside from a couple of grants, scholarships, and student loans haven't gotten a dime in aide from Uncle Sam. And I'm not unusual among the people of my generation that I hang out with.
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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by gulfman View Post
    My first new car was a 1976 Trans Am.Bought it right out of the showroom
    I was more a Camaro guy. Had a 1981 Z28, though it was my third car, not my first. These days I drive a Challenger. Mopar rules.
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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.
    Sadly part of the Millennials but hopeful that we will fix the problems caused by everyone else who came before us
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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 straddle the border between Gen X and Millenial. Technically I think I'm the oldest Millenial you can be. The sad reality is that Ronald Reagan poisoned the minds of too many baby boomers. He made them believe in trickle-down economics and that tax cuts and that government was an inherently bad thing. They've spent the last 40 years believing these lies, and at this point, their egos will never allow them to admit how horribly they've been manipulated by the Republican party.

    Combine this with their age, and difficulty in making proper use of the internet they are at this point a lost generation. They fall hook line and sinker for obvious right-wing propaganda and think websites like Infowars are legitimate sources of information. They call younger generations entitled, but the truth is that they racked up debt for decades reaping the rewards of it with an amazing economy and when it finally fell apart on them they tried to blame it all on our nations first African American President. They told their children to go to college, and when their kids ended up being smarter than them, they got angry and claimed liberal colleges brainwashed them. Now that their children are desperately struggling with all that college debt they reject programs to help them pay for it and give even more tax cuts to themselves who are already well off. We're going to be paying for their mistakes for some time.

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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    I am a Boomer.

    This does not make me proud.
    I am not proud of it either but it does mean that I saw Jimi Hendrix live twice.

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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    What? I'm a tail end boomer - I'm 57 - and have had a job continuously since I was a 9 year old delivering newspapers, at 5am, before going to school. I worked part time through high school and full time since freshman year of college. Actually more than full time when you consider I had a full time job, played in a bar band nearly every weekend and went to school full time.

    I have never been unemployed and aside from a couple of grants, scholarships, and student loans haven't gotten a dime in aide from Uncle Sam. And I'm not unusual among the people of my generation that I hang out with.
    That's a lot like my story, though I'm a bit older. I had a job the entire time I was going to college, and it was a full time job from my freshman year on. The upside was that my employer paid most of my school costs and I got valuable work experience in the field I was in school for. The down side was having a limited social life, having to give up a couple of hobbies, and getting rather burned out.
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    Re: What's your generation?

    Quote Originally Posted by <alt>doxygen View Post
    That's a lot like my story, though I'm a bit older. I had a job the entire time I was going to college, and it was a full time job from my freshman year on. The upside was that my employer paid most of my school costs and I got valuable work experience in the field I was in school for. The down side was having a limited social life, having to give up a couple of hobbies, and getting rather burned out.
    Unfortunately for me I was working in a job completely unrelated to my major so I had to foot the bill for college myself. That's actually why I worked full time in any case. On the plus side I had already met the woman I was to get married to and she was of the same mindset as I that education was the most important thing so not having a social life really wasn't an issue for me. And since I was actually making a little money at my hobby I didn't have to give anything else up except sleep.
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