Which generation are you?
It’s very odd. I used to be on the younger end of the “Baby Boom” generation (born 1944-1955, and there I was in 1953). It was uncomfortable, actually: I always felt slightly left out. And after some struggle, the generation following was dubbed “the Me Generation,” with heavy emphasis on the unsavory selfishness that implies. I was glad, eager, to be at least a little over the line away from that!
But gradually, people have stopped talking about that “Me” generation. Shame, really … check the ages of the rogues of the economic melt-down; lotta “Me” going around there, it seems!
But now, I seem to be mathematically almost dead center Boomer. Take The Technology Generation Gap at Work is Oh So Wide . (I hasten to point out that I’m far more hip than the Boomers discussed in this article!) (“More hip”? Did I just say that?) The article, or perhaps it’s the LexisNexis survey they’re reporting, defines Boomers as “ages 44-60.” Boy, at 54, no “long tail” for me, buddy: right in the center. A bit old for the center, in fact. (That can’t be right!)
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