Baby Boomers vs. Generation X vs. Millennials

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yeah sorry I normally frown on dumb hair-splitting / narcissism of small differences between microgenerations. anyway i imagine that as a pre-hashtag cohort, gen x would have gotten this kind of sentiment across in a different way. maybe like a really wordy, snarky t-shirt with distressed typewriter font or something? i was a kid, idk.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Monday, 24 June 2019 23:31 (seven months ago) link

all of you will be baby boomers when your time comes

Dan S, Monday, 24 June 2019 23:49 (seven months ago) link

Something about "being a kid at heart" that tolls throughout the Millennials and the Boomers. So many 40somethings in 80s commercials, can't believe they're wearing a SUIT and TIE, hearing the distant call of the Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'" echoing from somewhere past the conference room windows...

― pplains

i'm a kid at heart because my crippling childhood trauma prevented me from ever reaching emotional maturity

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Monday, 24 June 2019 23:51 (seven months ago) link

"Rose bud..."

https://i.imgur.com/CvHnx7Y.gif

https://i.imgur.com/2jKqZX3.jpg

pplains, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:06 (seven months ago) link

Lol

If I were a POLL I’d be Zinging (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:10 (seven months ago) link

feel like a lot of the people living in a house with their spouse and 2.5 kids aren’t the ilx posting type

except pplains — i see you there!!

mh, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:37 (seven months ago) link

haha xp

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:42 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

“all the gen x people were there”

calstars, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:11 (six months ago) link

aka the olds

calstars, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:12 (six months ago) link

four months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/fbIa0i8.jpg?1

pplains, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 02:11 (two months ago) link

that's a good one

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 02:34 (two months ago) link

i wish zoomers existed in 2016 when i made this poll. they're the best ones.

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 02:38 (two months ago) link

they seem to have more of a generational consciousness than the millennials, who always seemed vaguely embarrassed or defensive about being millennials. i wonder if this is a positive -- like can it be channeled the way class consciousness can into meaningful political action?

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 02:47 (two months ago) link

iirc the class of 2000 started getting promoted as such when they were like kindergartners so maybe the drumbeat of millennial zeitgeistery wore those kids down

j., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:12 (two months ago) link

also newspaper editors liked to torture us for sport in the early 2010s, commissioning all those op-eds wondering why we weren't buying houses during the worst job market in a generation

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:18 (two months ago) link

best is still the horrifying amount of sex we were having, until we suddenly weren't having enough

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:22 (two months ago) link

classic. zoomers are getting ahead of this by going on the offensive right away.

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:24 (two months ago) link

millennials could never really bring themselves to disparage a whole older generation. we recoiled from generalizations and lacked a revolutionary consciousness.

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:26 (two months ago) link

we were just like a massive punching bag essentially

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:27 (two months ago) link

I think you all kinda enjoyed it.

pplains, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:28 (two months ago) link

yr like the Cindy Brady of generations

sarahell, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:33 (two months ago) link

it's over though now. the zoomers are the ones to watch.

treeship., Tuesday, 3 December 2019 03:40 (two months ago) link

I think you all kinda enjoyed it.

poor perverse bulb

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 04:02 (two months ago) link

I don't buy the wonderful zoomer narrative. Plenty of them would volunteer to be the foot soldiers of the Fourth Reich if a Twitch streamer told them to.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 05:44 (two months ago) link

can it be channeled the way class consciousness can into meaningful political action?

climate change is rendering generational divides unusually material but nothing like as material as class. don't mind the occasional deployment of generational consciousness for the sake of gretaist rhetoric but soon of course the boomers will be gone and here we will all still be, not on the same side.

"ok boomer" otoh i must confess i have been waiting for my whole life. too old now to indulge in it myself but god bless.

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 08:33 (two months ago) link

if all the zoomers agreed to not get any tattoos they could effortlessly tag and outdate the millennials

estela, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 09:24 (two months ago) link

https://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-less-wealth-net-worth-compared-to-boomers-2019-12

When boomers were roughly the same age as millennials are now, they owned about 21% of America's wealth, compared to millennials' 3% share today, according to recent Fed data.

some of us are like 40 i thought. and we own a measly THREE percent of the nation's wealth?

treeship., Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:35 (two months ago) link

https://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-less-wealth-net-worth-compared-to-boomers-2019-12🕸

_ When boomers were roughly the same age as millennials are now, they owned about 21% of America's wealth, compared to millennials' 3% share today, according to recent Fed data. _


some of us are like 40 i thought. and we own a measly THREE percent of the nation's wealth?

U shouldn’ta blown it all on avocados and escape rooms, then.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 14:53 (two months ago) link

millennials (born between 1981 and 1996)

hey buddy, we're a youthful 38 over here!

a u.s. government department (mh), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 14:54 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Gen Z is better than all of us. The end.

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 21:35 (three weeks ago) link

too early to tell

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 21:36 (three weeks ago) link

Expect disappointment.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 21:37 (three weeks ago) link

Zoomers are going to find a way to elect Pewdiepie President.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 21:38 (three weeks ago) link

No way. I work with Gen Z kids every day, and they are definitely conscientious and committed in a way I haven’t seen before.

rb (soda), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 21:39 (three weeks ago) link

i have limited contact with kids so I'm probably basing my somewhat negative judgement of gen z on seeing stoned teenage boys calling each other fags on the bus recently and them seeming basically identical to the youth of my day 20 years ago

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 21:43 (three weeks ago) link

soda OTM

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:12 (three weeks ago) link

gen z is v queer

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:19 (three weeks ago) link

Driving home it occurred the gdamm world was looking a whole lot like a William Gibson novel these days. Thing is that the internet and stuff like that has been around for a while and at least to me, it turned out different than I thought it would by a HUGE margin. Future is here. These kids are growing up in The Incal or at least a step towards it in a way.

earlnash, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:47 (three weeks ago) link

My daughter scripts her own discord chatbots, she’s 8

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:51 (three weeks ago) link

she doesn’t have a concrete bird for a companion yet though

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:52 (three weeks ago) link

The boomers were the generation that made a best seller out of I'm OK, You're OK. Now it is coming back to bite them in the ass.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:04 (three weeks ago) link

the children will save us

until they have to cover rent

(darraghpc) vs (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:05 (three weeks ago) link


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