View Poll Results: Which Generattion Are YOU?

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  • G.I./Greatest Generation, born between 1901 – 1926.

    0 0%
  • Mature/Silent Generation, born between 1927 – 1945.

    3 2.65%
  • Baby Boomers, born between 1946 – 1964.

    48 42.48%
  • Generation X, born between 1965 – 1980.

    33 29.20%
  • Generation Y/ Millennials, born between 1981 – 2000.

    28 24.78%
  • Generation Z/ Boomlets, born after 2001.

    1 0.88%
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    Re: Which Generation Are YOU?

    And brothern, you have no earthly idea how much a good many of us Boomers appreciate what we were blessed with.
    Simple as that.
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    I really like the 75% approval rating. It's so impressive when the left is defeated decisively. Brazil has several right wing parties, so there is no danger of a one party state.

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    Re: Which Generation Are YOU?

    I am one of the last of the boomers.
    When society throws away the Truth Tellers prepare for the worst, for it is surely coming.
    Open your eyes and your mind and then speak truth..........That is the only way forwards.

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    Re: Which Generation Are YOU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    I thought it would be interesting to see which "Generation" members of the Forum (at least those actually actively participating) fall within.

    First to simply see the spread of actively participating member's "Generational" categories. (There are many, many who've joined but stopped participating)

    Second, to see if various political viewpoints do tend to fall generally within "Generational" categories.


    NOTE: The categories have been pre-determined by a couple of sources:

    Generation Naming: What Came Before Millennials and Founders | Time

    and:

    The Six Living Generations In America

    Here are the Options:

    1. G.I./Greatest Generation, born between 1901 – 1926. "Children of the WWI generation & fighters in WWII & young in the Great Depression…all leading to strong models of teamwork to overcome and progress."

    2. Mature/Silent Generation, born between 1927 – 1945. "Went through their formative years during an era of suffocating conformity, but also during the postwar happiness; Korean and Vietnam War generation."

    3. Baby Boomers, born between 1946 – 1964. "1. The save-the-world revolutionaries of the ’60s and ’70s; and 2. The party-hardy career climbers (Yuppies) of the ’70s/’80s. The 'Me' Generation."

    4. Generation X, born between 1965 – 1980. "The “latch-key kids” grew up street-smart but isolated, often with divorced or career-driven parents. Government and big business mean little to them. Want to save the neighborhood, not the world."

    5. Generation Y/ Millennials, born between 1981 – 2000. "They have been told over and over again that they are special, and they expect the world to treat them that way. They do not live to work, they prefer a more relaxed work environment with a lot of hand holding and accolades."

    6. Generation Z/ Boomlets, born after 2001. "In 2006 there were a record number of births in the US and 49% of those born were Hispanic, this will change the American melting pot in terms of behavior and culture. They have never known a world without computers and cell phones. Have Eco-fatigue: they are actually tired of hearing about the environment and the many ways we have to save it."

    So which do you fall in?
    Wow biased much on those descriptions?

    We get it, you're old and aging is uncomfortable. You don't quite understand change, or why your generation is responsible for it being the first time one generation didn't leave a better world for another. We get that you were handed everything by your parents and squandered it away selfishly and want to distract from that by claiming millennials are snow flakes for wanting things like fair pay, housing, food.

    We get that. So you can shut the **** up about it already.
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    Re: Which Generation Are YOU?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Maybe it's because I'm an older Mellinnial, but I certainly don't expect the world to treat me as such, given past experience.

    Although it would have been nice if the system (american dream?) hadn't been smashed to the point where upward mobility is not much of a thing anymore.
    Upward mobility only existed as long as The New Deal existed.
    I don't think a lot of you are even aware of the fact that the term itself was more or less INVENTED as PART OF the entire argument to support The New Deal in the first place.

    No, it wasn't LITERALLY invented then, what I am trying to say is, we heard it NONSTOP when The New Deal was being argued and continually expanded when I was growing up. In fact, when Reagan took office, the very first thing he began to attack was the core of the New Deal. It was like we were the USS Cole and he was the guy in the small boat shooting at us with his Exocet missile.
    As far as Reagan was concerned, The New Deal, which HE PERSONALLY benefited from his entire life, was just a huge pleasure boat full of "free stuff" and we were just moochers. Of course he didn't put it that way, far from it. He talked in somber tones of our "economic crisis" and all our "debt" and the fact that "government was the problem".

    He sure didn't mind traveling through all those Southern states that had been electrified by the Tennessee Valley Authority and he sure didn't seem to mind looking out over the vast expanses of Interstate Highway built by the Eisenhower administration with New Deal money, he sure didn't seem to mind that people had the free time to come and participate in his sweep through the country thanks to all the decent paying union jobs, and he certainly was grateful at having mastered his craft of public speaking thanks to his lifelong career with SAG-AFTRA.

    Nope, his real problem was that government was evil and that we spent too much time worrying about whether the media was giving fair and equal time to the opposition, and he wanted everyone to buy into his false narrative about a "welfare queen" who in reality was a professional who had a lifelong career as an actual criminal. But he wanted America to think that's how ALL poor people behaved.

    The New Deal is upward mobility, and it always was. That was the point OF The New Deal, because The New Deal was support for programs which created opportunities for hard working people to get a leg up and improve their lot in life, to lift themselves out of generational poverty. The New Deal was an effort at harnessing the economy to serve the working class FIRST.
    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    I really like the 75% approval rating. It's so impressive when the left is defeated decisively. Brazil has several right wing parties, so there is no danger of a one party state.

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    Re: Which Generation Are YOU?

    I am a Gen X. Born 1976. Though I think culturally there is nothing that separates the Gen Xers born in the 70s and the Millennials born in the 80s.
    "You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)

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    Re: Which Generation Are YOU?

    There IS a reason why they use the 'Generation' label. It tends to apply to a significant portion of middle American society...maybe slightly more than half. Of course the risk is that the label gets extended to all and that is as foolish as using the label 'white people' or 'black people'.

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    Re: Which Generation Are YOU?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtEx. View Post
    Wow biased much on those descriptions?

    We get it, you're old and aging is uncomfortable. You don't quite understand change, or why your generation is responsible for it being the first time one generation didn't leave a better world for another. We get that you were handed everything by your parents and squandered it away selfishly and want to distract from that by claiming millennials are snow flakes for wanting things like fair pay, housing, food.

    We get that. So you can shut the **** up about it already.


    Awesome.

    So...its probably lost on you that your response to a commonly held assessment of 'generations' pretty fairly puts you squarely in the box.

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    Re: Which Generation Are YOU?

    Gen X here. Latch key kid extraordinaire.
    If you have to resort to insults, name calling, ad hominem attacks, straw men, red herrings, appeals to authority, and other dirty debate tactics, the veracity of you argument is questionable.

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    Re: Which Generation Are YOU?

    I fall in the Millennials category. Like most millennials I find the culture as a whole distasteful. I am ambivalent and so find I meet the counter-culture of my generation well. I have a lot more respect for Gen Z.

    The proportion of Boomers does explains a lot of what I see posted. Specifically preference given for filtered journalistic sources over informal raw feeds and discussion.

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    Re: Which Generation Are YOU?

    Well this is interesting.

    We are at post #29 with 28 people voting in the poll and 57% of respondents are Babyboomers.

    6 (21.5%) are Generation X.

    5 (18%) are Millennials.

    1 (3.5%) are Generation Z.

    NOTE: There are a couple of members self-identifying as Generation Y who posted as offended by the Millennial description (taken from the source citation) and appear to have declined to answer.
    If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.

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