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Millennial 1977 - 1992 6 2.76%
Generation X 1965 -1976 32 14.75%
Younger Boomer 1955 -1964 102 47.00%
Older Boomer 1946 -1954 68 31.34%
Silent 1937 -1945 8 3.69%
GI Generation (before) 1937 1 0.46%
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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Puzzled by their math. Those of us born in 1954 are 60...

Ah, I see the chart is from 2010. Nm...
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:42 PM   #3
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I'm actually a little surprised at the relative smoothness of the Boomers thru Millennials.

I had always been of the impression that the Boomers were a huge slug of population moving through; sort of a Bell Curve.

I had assumed that the before and after numbers would be a lot smaller and very surprised at the large amount of Millennials.
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I had assumed that the before and after numbers would be a lot smaller and very surprised at the large amount of Millennials.
Boomer's had lots of sex.
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Born in 1944; so I guess I'm Silent.

Since most of my friends and associates are Boomers I have always thought of myself as part of that group.

I hope that there is no long-term penalty for my actions.
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What do you mean had
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I've always loathed being lumped into a "generation". We're suppose to have certain things in common and have common memories and ideals - PUH-LEASE. Way too pop-culturey for my taste. Bah!

On a less down beat note, when did people start classifying people into "generations"? It's got to be a 20th century thing right?
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I thought the understood definition of a "generation" was 20 years.(?)

I'm a "younger boomer" by birth date (according to Pew), but I'm generally more "culturally aligned" with folks born about 20 years earlier. Just behind my time, I guess.
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I've always loathed being lumped into a "generation". We're suppose to have certain things in common and have common memories and ideals - PUH-LEASE. Way too pop-culturey for my taste. Bah!



On a less down beat note, when did people start classifying people into "generations"? It's got to be a 20th century thing right?

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I think it started being a big deal in the 90's (my memory from work). Consultants were brought in to help the generations understand one another's attitudes toward work, which purportedly were very different. Nowadays the younger folks at work seem enamored of the idea of being part of a distinct generational "cohort." They also seem grimly wedded to the notion of having a much tougher row to hoe than their parents did. It's like a mantra for them; they don't appreciate disagreement on this point.

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On a less down beat note, when did people start classifying people into "generations"? It's got to be a 20th century thing right?
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I've always loathed being lumped into a "generation". We're suppose to have certain things in common and have common memories and ideals - PUH-LEASE. Way too pop-culturey for my taste. Bah!

On a less down beat note, when did people start classifying people into "generations"? It's got to be a 20th century thing right?
Same time they started calling an inch of snow a storm and naming it.
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It's only a matter of time until the four Yorkshiremen make an appearance in this thread.
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As someone born in 1961 I always related more to the GenXers than the Boomers. My dad served in the Korean conflict, not WWII. I was never at risk of going to Vietnam, and was too young to experience the hippy thing or even the disco thing... but did experience the punk movement.

At least this grouping acknowledges the differences between young boomers and old boomers. My husband is in the older boomer camp and fits the classic definition - the boom in babies when soldiers came home from WWII... His dad came home from the Battle of Bulge with a purple heart, got married, and helped in the creation of some boomers.

My husband missed the whole punk scene - but was an active participant in the hippy and disco scenes.
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Born in 1954 so selected older boomer but always felt I had more in common with the younger boomers...
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Younger Boomer, born 1958.

Somehow I recall my age group being called "Space Age babies" but can't seem to find that group label via googling.
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I'm an early retired millennial. Which is weird. I can't identify with a group that is struggling to find post-college employment and still lives with their parents. Maybe it's because I'm one of the oldest millennials out there.
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WADR, why post a poll without telling us why?

OK, I answered it.
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Born in 1963, I am technically a "younger boomer" but I feel more like a Gen-Ex. This is because how I originally heard the definition of a "boomer" back in the 1980s. A "boomer" referred to the post-war baby boom which began after WWII ended. The soldiers came back from the Europe and Asia and got married and had lots of kids. But my dad was not old enough to have served in WWII, so I never considered myself a "boomer" whose dad was a WWII veteran. This makes me a Gen-Exer, like my younger brother who was born in 1968.
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'Silent' here......(there's a misnomer if I ever heard one).......now I feel old, looking at the poll results.
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Baby Boom was the first "generation" term invented by news media, because so many babies were born per year for such a long term of years that it affected daily life for almost everyone (e.g. kids going to partly-finished high schools being run on "double sessions" because the municipality couldn't keep up with the ongoing demand for new schools; house prices being pushed to unheard-of multiples during the 1970's and 80's by an onslaught of new young buyers).

Previously, people just referred to "the younger generation" and "the older generation."

The rest of the colorful generational labels were, I firmly believe, invented by consultants for profit reasons. It was a very clever idea, based on people's desire to be different, yet at the same time, to belong.

Hey, what happens when your parents move to Florida and don't have basements?

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