generational questions for the day
Thinking out loud, basically, but inviting you into the conversation I've been having with myself (I bore myself to sleep sometimes).
Is there a generation in between baby boomers and Generation X? Was that the ME generation and, if so, what years does that encompass?
How is your generation defined? Or, how do you define your generation; by its living standards, its pop culture, its social structure or the world events that happened and how you reacted to them?
Is it stupid to label generations and subscribe such qualities to them? Would it be better to just say "what decade(s) did you grow up in?" as in "I am a child of the 60s/70s." Even then it gets confusing. What I mean is, do you identify yourself with a specific decade or decades and why or why not? What parts of those decades do you identify with? Are there certain pop culture references that you attach yourself to - music, tv shows, etc.?
And what do you think this generation (kids now in high school/junior high) will bring to the table, or how will they be defined?
That's enough questions to go on, I think. Add what you want. I'll write longer on this another day, but I'm really interested in your thoughts.