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Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called?
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Another post got me thinking. What term will become accepted as a descriptor of the current generation of young people?

My father was part of the Greatest Generation - That name has stuck primarily thanks to Tom Brokaw's book
I am a Gen-X'er - That name has stuck primarily thanks to Douglas Coupland's book
My kid sister was Gen-Y - That name kinda stuck as an extension of Gen X.
The young interns at my work are Millennials - A term coined by some academic egg heads named William Strauss and Neil Howe.

What will the kids currently in public school be called when they enter the work-force? Gen Z? iGen?

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Survivors?

As for the whole "Body Is A Temple" thing? Well, many ancient deities often enjoyed offerings of Sweets and Intoxicants
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Guffaw wrote:
Another post got me thinking. What term will become accepted as a descriptor of the current generation of young people?

Did you just assume their species? How triggering of you!

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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Unfortunate to be born when they were. Future world is so f*cked.
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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The on-demand generation.

I honestly don't know how you teach kids patience these days. Everything is on-demand. I am struggling with that with my son.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Generation Y is same as Millennials

Next is generation Z also known as post-millennial, centennials, or homeland generation.
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Just heard "iGen", nice Apple vibe, connects with "Me-Generation", trend toward pervasive connectivity and automation.
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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On the topic, I am going to pickup this book from the library tomorrow. Sounds interesting.

https://www.amazon.com/Generation-Sociopaths-Boomers-Betrayed-America/dp/0316395781
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Guffaw wrote:
What will the kids currently in public school be called when they enter the work-force? Gen Z? iGen?

Public school kids?



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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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What age range are you referring to.

My son is almost 13 and I call him and his friends "the new rebellion".

They are all very skeptical of those who are most trying to control them.

They are plugged in and can detect bullshit pretty quick.

They are, without fail, rejecting the idea of "participation trophies" and "we don't keep score."

They will not be submissive.

They wear collared shirts and blazers and pink socks with narwhals on them.

They are The New Rebellion.

”look, duffy is a great lover. the best!” -

slowman (owner of slowtwitch.com) 10/01/17
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [last tri in 83] [ In reply to ]
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Snow flakes?

The kids in college now, but not the younger ones. Middle school and below (in my experience) are head stomping (figuratively) the snow flakes.

The kids I know are ruthless individualists.

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slowman (owner of slowtwitch.com) 10/01/17
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Duffy] [ In reply to ]
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Okay, score one for "Arrested Development" ;).
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [last tri in 83] [ In reply to ]
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hee hee!

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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Old Hickory] [ In reply to ]
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FLOL!

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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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Watching my grandkids grow up, and they are basically good kids, I get the same feeling.

I am torn between the queen song I want it all, and the oompa loompa song I want it now to reflect this new generation.

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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
The on-demand generation.

I honestly don't know how you teach kids patience these days. Everything is on-demand. I am struggling with that with my son.

Which is why I'm constantly surprised by my son wondering about this or that, or him and his friends arguing over stupid stuff, when they have a device at their finger tips that can answer the question in a matter of seconds.
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Guffaw wrote:
My father was part of the Greatest Generation - That name has stuck primarily thanks to Tom Brokaw's book

I am a Gen-X'er - That name has stuck primarily thanks to Douglas Coupland's book
My kid sister was Gen-Y - That name kinda stuck as an extension of Gen X.
The young interns at my work are Millennials - A term coined by some academic egg heads named William Strauss and Neil Howe.

What will the kids currently in public school be called when they enter the work-force? Gen Z? iGen?


Since the turn of the 20th century, we've had:
  • Lost Generation: born 1883-1900. These are the kids who died in WWI, thus they were lost, especially in France and England
  • GI Generation: 1900-1924-ish. Kids who fought in WWII
  • Silent Generation: 25-45. Mostly too young for WWII, but fought in Korea
  • Boomers: 46-64
  • X: 65-85
  • Millennial: 85-2005
  • Strauss & Howe say the next ones will be from 05 to about 25 (but something might happen to change that, like if we start a world war with bad korea). Some people say Millennials only went from 85-96 and the next one was from 96-10 or 15. These people say that Millennials can remember 9-11, afters can't.

US HHS call them Post-Millennial, which makes perfect clinical sense. Strauss & Howe don't know what to call them, but their company are the ones who came up with homeland generation - due to the rah-rah 'Merica fuck ya spirit. MTV calls them founders, but fuck that.
Statistics Canada has a really screwed up list. They agree with the rest of the western world through boomers. Then there are "Boomer Busters" 66-71, the "Children of Boomers" from 72-92, then "Generation Z" 93-11 [cause their last census was 2011, the 2016 info hasn't come out yet]
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
The on-demand generation.

I honestly don't know how you teach kids patience these days. Everything is on-demand. I am struggling with that with my son.

I have a hard time with that and often wonder how much is it just being a kid vs how much is technology. Take television, they have access to cable, on demand and Netflix so something is always on when we let them watch. They typically want to fast forward through commercials. Sometimes they argue because one wants to see the commercial due to whatever toy or game is being advertised. The other just wants to get back to the show. Pausing a show for the bathroom is a whole other ballgame.
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Duffy wrote:
Snow flakes?

The kids in college now, but not the younger ones. Middle school and below (in my experience) are head stomping (figuratively) the snow flakes.

The kids I know are ruthless individualists.

I have a son who is 12 and two nephews who are in their late teens. All part of Gen Z they are very different then my Millennial nephew's and nieces. They are more conservative, less whiny, competitive, confident but not arrogant, more aware of their surroundings, more pragmatic (they don't go to school for shit degrees), more independent, rely on technology but are not huge users of social media. The newest generation will walk all over Millennials once they get into the workforce. Likely due to being raised by Gen X instead of the feel good, self esteem Boomers, there is no comparison and they are definitely not snowflakes.
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [jwbeuk] [ In reply to ]
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The newest generation will walk all over Millennials once they get into the workforce. Likely due to being raised by Gen X

This.

Not sure about where you come from but where I grew up (gen x) we lived hard and fast. Most of us (almost all) have gone to prison, rehab or the graveyard. Sometimes all three.

We know what can go wrong but we also know how much we were lied to and we raise our kids accordingly.

The thing that strikes me most about my son and his friends is just much they are independent thinkers.

I'm very encouraged about their future.

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slowman (owner of slowtwitch.com) 10/01/17
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Re: Generation Monikers - what are the current kids going to be called? [Guffaw] [ In reply to ]
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I believe generational labeling, in general, is BS.
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oldandslow wrote:
Just heard "iGen",

"i" names went out of style around a decade ago.
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