What Generation Are You?

@SDM1984 (198)
January 2, 2017 11:32am CST
According to Worldometers there are an estimated 7.5 billion people on the planet. There are 4 distinct generations among the 7.5 billion people. One group I will name but it is not mentioned a great deal. Traditionalist- are those you will not hear a great deal about. They were born before 1945. The 4 main generations are: Silent Generation - those born between 1925-1945 fun fact about: the children were taught to work hard and they often kept quiet Baby Boomers- those born between 1946-1964. I almost typed the infamous Baby Boomers, lol Generation X- those born between 1965-1984. I thought the greatest generation. can you tell which generation I am apart of? lol The Millennials- those born between 1982-2002. I call them the technological generation. Which generation do you think is the largest? Which generation do you think is the greatest? I have 4 millennials, and I have great empathy for those you are millennials and for those who are raising millennials.
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@nanette64 (17824)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Jan 17
I'm a Baby Boomer (1951) @SDM1984 . I'm thinking probably the Millennials are the largest number right now.
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@SDM1984 (198)
2 Jan 17
Hey Nanette! Your generation is estimated at 80 million right now. The Millennials are behind you at around 71 million. The Baby Boomers are the largest generation.
@nanette64 (17824)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Jan 17
@SDM1984 I wonder how much longer us 'old folks' can maintain the status.
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@MALUSE (42482)
• Germany
2 Jan 17
@SDM1984 I knew that! :-)
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@tallawah (9077)
• Kingston, Jamaica
3 Jan 17
The Baby Boomers. They were born with a great deal of hope, with all sorts of focus, lots of aid, and school was important, and parents virtually lived for their kids.
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@SDM1984 (198)
5 Jan 17
I agree with your post it was very insightful. Thank you!
@tallawah (9077)
• Kingston, Jamaica
5 Jan 17
@SDM1984 Thank you... it was a different way of seeing the world, of understanding family
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@pumpkinjam (5782)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 17
Apparently, I am Generation X and, yes, I agree, we are the best :D I have a millennial. I also have a child born after 2002, though, so what would he be? ;@ My millennial child is going to be 17 soon. He's nothing like some of the accusations of what millennials are supposed to be! He's amazing, hard working, focused, as well as being loving, kind, and thoughtful. Oh, that would be because we Gen Xers make such awesome mothers! :P
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@SDM1984 (198)
5 Jan 17
We sound bias, lol! The funny thing is every generation probably thinks they are the best.I agree with you our generation really has a lot to bring to the table. Have a great New Year!
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 17
@SDM1984 yes we do! I expect most generations think themselves superior in some way. To be honest, though, I don't think any generation, as a whole, is better than any other. I don't like a lot of my own generation but then I don't like a lot of people in any generation! :P actually, I do usually like most people but anyone from any generation can be good or bad.
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• Williamsburg, Virginia
2 Jan 17
I am generation x. 1975. This is a great post. But what about those born after 2002. I have 5 children born after that.
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@SDM1984 (198)
2 Jan 17
Hi Tara, I have not seen a lot about the generation born after 2002. I was thinking they have not lived long enough to make a name for themselves,lol. I lived in VA when I was in the military. My cousins were in the Navy their as well. Happy New Year to you and your family!
• Williamsburg, Virginia
3 Jan 17
@SDM1984 Well then, small world. I was stationed in Virginia in the Navy as well. I love living here.
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• United States
2 Jan 17
i'm generation X. supposedly millenials are also called "generation Y"..if my nephews are any example,i think "Y me?" would have been better..
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@paigea (22445)
• Canada
5 Jan 17
Or I've heard them called generation y-ine (whine)
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@SDM1984 (198)
5 Jan 17
@paigea That is funny. I have heard that as well.
@Anshu246 (1051)
• Patna, India
2 Jan 17
Millennials
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@SDM1984 (198)
2 Jan 17
Hi Anshu! So glad to hear from a Millennial and Happy New Year!
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@Anshu246 (1051)
• Patna, India
3 Jan 17
@SDM1984 Happy New Year:) How was it?
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@paigea (22445)
• Canada
5 Jan 17
I am a baby boomer and I think we are the biggest generation.
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@SDM1984 (198)
5 Jan 17
I believe the Boomers are the biggest currently
@rz3300 (138)
• United States
3 Jan 17
That is crazy to just see it...7.5 billion people. That is a lot of people walking around each with their own set of problems. Makes you really think about our resources.
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@SDM1984 (198)
3 Jan 17
I know! I thought the same thing. Can you imagine 7.5 billion people. I had not considered those with problems that is another post for sure. Have a wonderful New Year!
• United States
2 Jan 17
I am a millennial.
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@SDM1984 (198)
2 Jan 17
I am glad that you are representing the Millennials Casey!
@Bluedoll (17055)
• Canada
2 Jan 17
I suspect in a number years in the future the silent generation will be very silent followed by the baby boomers then I guess they will have new names for the next generation after 2002 Wonder what those will be called.
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@sishy7 (27609)
• Australia
5 Jan 17
I'm and X with 4 millennials too...
@SDM1984 (198)
5 Jan 17
The Xers who are raising Millennials need a great deal of understanding. The millennials were born into so much that we were not exposed to.
@sishy7 (27609)
• Australia
6 Jan 17
@SDM1984 I have a question - those born between 1982-1984 can be considered both X and millenial, or was that just a typo?
@SDM1984 (198)
6 Jan 17
@sishy7 I am sure that was a typo, by the data that was gathered. I think somehow we are all blending together, lol.
@Hannihar (39939)
1 Dec
I belong to the baby boomer generation.l