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Which Generation do You Belong to

By Deeceebee

I don’t know if you have noticed, by there has been a tendency over the last few years in society and media to assign characteristics and actions to people based on the generation they belong to. For the most part, it is just fun pop culture references and shared nostalgia with a group of people your own age, but there are a few more interesting things that you can get out of knowing which category you yourself fall under. If you don’t already know, here is the answer to the question of which generation do you belong to?

Table of contents:

  1. Generation z
  2. Millennials
  3. Generation x
  4. Baby boomers
  5. Silent generation

1 Generation Z

Generation Z is the term that encompasses those who were born from the mid 1990s to the mid 2000s. They are regarded as being the most tech-savvy generation yet, having been born and grown up never knowing what it was like to not have the internet and every other kind of gadgetry! If you are Gen Z, then all power to you, because your political instincts as a group are probably going to save the world one day!

2 Millennials

If you were born anywhere from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s, then you are comfortably in the millennials group, also known as generation Y! Millennials are another group that are notably tech savvy, but they are also a generation that gets lots of bad press because of their seemingly draconian politically correct sensibilities! A lot of today’s ‘outrage’ culture has been blamed on millennials, but to be honest, what’s the matter with being woken up?

3 Generation X

Gen X encompasses those born from the mid 60s to the early 80s. They still have a bit of a hangover from being born not too long after the Second World War, but their pop culture tendencies run more towards millennials than the other way around. Overall, Gen X is defined by a laid-back attitude and a strong work ethic.

4 Baby Boomers

This is the generation of people who were born in the aftermath of the Second World War, when families were able to get back together and get to procreating! Between the years of 1945 and 1960 are generally the accepted parameters.

5 Silent Generation

Born from the 1920s to the 1940s, this is a generation of people who are very much characterised by their stiff upper lip. They lived through the war, so you don’t want to try them!

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