May. 20th, 2008

kayjayoh: (find x)
I was reading the article Ten Reasons Gen Xers Are Unhappy at Work and was reminded how much a do *not* feel like a part of Generation X.

Since Gen X is considered to be from 1965-1982, I am certainly in it by years. However, as a Bicentennial Baby, I am much younger than the bulk of the Gen X cohort. The John Hughes high school movies came out when I was in grade school. When I was in high school, the big Gen X movies (like Reality Bites) were dealing with the "what do we do now that we are out of college?" questions. I don't really relate to it the major Gen X stereotypes or icons the way someone 5-10 years older than me would.

At the same time, I'm not really Generation Y (1983-1997) either. I guess I fall somewhere them, if we were to make this a graph (X axis, Y axis...it works.)

Of course, most of the time I look at this and think, "My, what nice arbitrary marketing labels they have made for us." and feel pretty ok with *not* fitting neatly into a preset. Damn the man! Down with labels.

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