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Posted: 4/18/2017 7:06:55 PM EDT
GI Generation
BORN 1901-1924

They were teenagers during the Great Depression and fought in World War II. Sometimes called the greatest generation (following a book by journalist Tom Brokaw) or the swing generation because of their jazz music.





Silent Generation
BORN 1925-1942

They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love. This label describes their conformist tendencies and belief that following the rules was a sure ticket to success.





Baby Boomers
BORN 1943-1964

The boomers were born during an economic and baby boom following World War II. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement, all with rock 'n' roll music blaring in the background.





Generation X
BORN 1965-1979

They were originally called the baby busters because fertility rates fell after the boomers. As teenagers, they experienced the AIDs epidemic and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sometimes called the MTV Generation, the "X" in their name refers to this generation's desire not to be defined.





Millennials
BORN 1980-2000

Being said to be entitled and narcissistic, millennials love selfies and talking about themselves.





Generation Z
BORN 2001-2013

Generation Z, or sometimes referred to as iGeneration, are born in the digital age and grew up with the Internet. They are probably the most technology-dependent generation.






Source: http://projects.scpr.org/timelines/american-generations-timeline/
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:14:10 PM EDT
Millennials are winning
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:16:09 PM EDT
FPNI.  sadly millenials are the worst generation.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:17:10 PM EDT
Silent Generation.....They put in the work and were grateful for what they earned in life because most did not have much growing up as kids during the Great Depression.

Dad was OK because of the farm he grew-up on. They had no money but they had food. Mom had a much tougher go of it and suffered from real malnutrition as a kid.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:17:50 PM EDT
Is it generational hate day already?
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:18:22 PM EDT
Why are the descriptions always so negative as we move forward in time? Our generation has a shit ton of veterans. And why is the fact that our generation has provided the fighters for the longest war in us history not worthy of being a defining characteristic? What about our advances in technology, software, computing, energy, etc.. Why depict the generation as being addicted to it? Why is the free software movement never associated with x or millennials?

The technology addiction stuff really drives me crazy. We control the tech, we shape it, we deal it. The users and addicts are the 20 older folks I see at a restaurant sitting on their phone playing facebook or candy crush.
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The "greatest" generation is basically responsible for setting us down the path to progressive socialism. So fuck those guys.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:19:09 PM EDT
The Millennials are the greatest generation, After all, look how many trophies they've won!
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:21:05 PM EDT
LOL @ the millenials voting for themselves.  So.....unexpected.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:21:39 PM EDT
Whichever one returns America to its founding principles.

So it's either the younger generations or they haven't been born yet.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:21:43 PM EDT
I'm a Boomer who always hated my peers.  So I have always self-identified as GI.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:22:11 PM EDT
Where's Generation Y?
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Y = Millenials.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:22:44 PM EDT
I don't want to be one of those people that whines about their generation, but I hate my generation. (Millennial)
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:22:46 PM EDT
Millenial here, voted GI Generation!
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This.  Mom and Dad both grew up in very modest homes in NYC.  Dad busted his ass, worked full time while going to school at night for SIX YEARS, got his accounting degree, then got his CPA.

We grew up in an upper middle class area with lots of spoiled brats.  Dad was frugal to the end.  I wish I was more like him.

On the upside, while I was a bit of a brat in my teens and 20s, my three kids are not spoiled brats, even though I've given them every reason to be.  I guess the good genes skip a generation (me).

I think that's the main reason for our country's slide - the good generations (greatest, silent) unwittingly raised a bunch of spoiled brats (gen x), and gen x raised a bunch of narcissistic, self-centered, spoiled brats.  I can only imagine what the next generation will be like.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:23:25 PM EDT
Cant we just all agree to hate liberals of every generation?
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To be fair it was the people who were voting age when the social security act was signed in 1935, this was the lynchpin.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:23:53 PM EDT
I have been meeting (or noticing) more and more Vietnam vets these days at shooting events and things.  They are in their 60s but may of them are still quite hard; strong, fit, straight, and industrious.  I will not give their generation blanket praise because, after all, the other half of their generation are dirty hippies BUT some of the Boomers rival anything I heard about the Greatest Generation.
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Hopefully you're joking. Otherwise that's the dumbest post of the week (so far).
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:25:00 PM EDT
I voted the GI Generation but you know what, the only reason they're the greatest generation is because they actually had to get involved.  I mean, literally, it was life or death.  Since WW2, we are so fucking powerful, the subsequent generations have been able to get slack and lazy.  But the fact of the matter is, when the shit hits the fan, we Americans step up to the plate.  There are always boys and girls who put away their toys and pick up a rifle when the call goes out, and the kids nowadays are smarter and more sophisticated now than they were even back in my day (70s on up).

So, yeah, the GI Generation was the Greatest Generation but EVERY American generation has the potential to be the greatest generation.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:25:06 PM EDT
Thanks for putting the effort into a nice post, with pictures and everything, OP.
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I voted the GI Generation but you know what, the only reason they're the greatest generation is because they actually had to get involved.  I mean, literally, it was life or death.  Since WW2, we are so fucking powerful, the subsequent generations have been able to get slack and lazy.  But the fact of the matter is, when the shit hits the fan, we Americans step up to the plate.  There are always boys and girls who put away their toys and pick up a rifle when the call goes out, and the kids nowadays are smarter and more sophisticated now than they were even back in my day (70s on up).

So, yeah, the GI Generation was the Greatest Generation but EVERY American generation has the potential to be the greatest generation.
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The GI generation voted for the social security act which started this whole mess.
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Here?  On Arf?




It's too easy to lump everyone of a specific generation into a group, point fingers, and autistically screech "IT'S THEIR FAULT!".
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No I'm not joking.
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The "greatest" generation is basically responsible for setting us down the path to progressive socialism. So fuck those guys.
To be fair it was the people who were voting age when the social security act was signed in 1935, this was the lynchpin.
Before that it was the income tax, we've been in an accelerating slide to the left for a century+.

Each generation listed has thus far built of the dumb fuckery of their predecessors, instead of rolling it back.

I blame centralized media control and government "education". Now with the Internet we have a chance to break the cycle, maybe.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:29:10 PM EDT
Poll fail.

No 1730 to 1760, or so.

ETA: or so.
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Yeah, no.....

Some stupid retard decided to lump Generation Y with the Millennials....

There is a huge difference between the two, Gen Ys HATE Millennials with a passion.
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I voted the GI Generation but you know what, the only reason they're the greatest generation is because they actually had to get involved.  I mean, literally, it was life or death.  Since WW2, we are so fucking powerful, the subsequent generations have been able to get slack and lazy.  But the fact of the matter is, when the shit hits the fan, we Americans step up to the plate.  There are always boys and girls who put away their toys and pick up a rifle when the call goes out, and the kids nowadays are smarter and more sophisticated now than they were even back in my day (70s on up).

So, yeah, the GI Generation was the Greatest Generation but EVERY American generation has the potential to be the greatest generation.
The GI generation voted for the social security act which started this whole mess.
They weren't perfect, they made some mistakes, they saved the world, in the end I kinda think the plusses outweigh the minuses.
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lol of course we are, we fucked up the whole country the day we all suddenly burst forth from the ether.
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Before that it was the income tax, we've been in an accelerating slide to the left for a century+.

Each generation has thus far built of the dumb fuckery of their predecessors, instead of rolling it back.

I blame centralized media control and government "education". Now with the Internet we have a chance to break the cycle, maybe.
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Yea true, I guess social security was undoable without federal income tax. Good point. We need more than the internet though, I'm banking on a VR/Matrix style world we can put the leftists in.
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Yeah, no.....

Some stupid retard decided to lump Generation Y with the Millennials....

There is a huge difference between the two, Gen Ys HATES Millennials with a passion.
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Yeah, no.....

Some stupid retard decided to lump Generation Y with the Millennials....

There is a huge difference between the two, Gen Ys HATES Millennials with a passion.
So what years encapsulate Gen Y in your mind?

They aren't Gen X or Gen Z, but in between them. Which oddly enough is also the spot Millenials occupy

They're two names for the same thing.
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The "greatest" generation is basically responsible for setting us down the path to progressive socialism. So fuck those guys.
Hopefully you're joking. Otherwise that's the dumbest post of the week (so far).
I think that may be in reference to those who voted in FDR, one too many times!
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lol
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This.  Mom and Dad both grew up in very modest homes in NYC.  Dad busted his ass, worked full time while going to school at night for SIX YEARS, got his accounting degree, then got his CPA.

We grew up in an upper middle class area with lots of spoiled brats.  Dad was frugal to the end.  I wish I was more like him.

On the upside, while I was a bit of a brat in my teens and 20s, my three kids are not spoiled brats, even though I've given them every reason to be.  I guess the good genes skip a generation (me).

I think that's the main reason for our country's slide - the good generations (greatest, silent) unwittingly raised a bunch of spoiled brats (gen x), and gen x raised a bunch of narcissistic, self-centered, spoiled brats.  I can only imagine what the next generation will be like.
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This.  Mom and Dad both grew up in very modest homes in NYC.  Dad busted his ass, worked full time while going to school at night for SIX YEARS, got his accounting degree, then got his CPA.

We grew up in an upper middle class area with lots of spoiled brats.  Dad was frugal to the end.  I wish I was more like him.

On the upside, while I was a bit of a brat in my teens and 20s, my three kids are not spoiled brats, even though I've given them every reason to be.  I guess the good genes skip a generation (me).

I think that's the main reason for our country's slide - the good generations (greatest, silent) unwittingly raised a bunch of spoiled brats (gen x), and gen x raised a bunch of narcissistic, self-centered, spoiled brats.  I can only imagine what the next generation will be like.
I must have been out of the room when they passed out all that spoiling.

BTW.....The kids of those born during the Great Depression are Boomers for the most part....My parents were born in '32, I was born in '55.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 7:34:09 PM EDT
Millenials are great at whining, but have yet to accomplish or produce anything.
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Yea true, I guess social security was undoable without federal income tax. Good point. We need more than the internet though, I'm banking on a VR/Matrix style world we can put the leftists in.
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Before that it was the income tax, we've been in an accelerating slide to the left for a century+.

Each generation has thus far built of the dumb fuckery of their predecessors, instead of rolling it back.

I blame centralized media control and government "education". Now with the Internet we have a chance to break the cycle, maybe.
Yea true, I guess social security was undoable without federal income tax. Good point. We need more than the internet though, I'm banking on a VR/Matrix style world we can put the leftists in.
The Internet allows for the exchange of ideas and information without it being filtered through a system controlled by the Leftist elite. It's red pilling people at an accelerating rate.

It's no longer so easy to brainwash kids in the schools and then continue the indoctrination with the controlled media.
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LOL
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Go yell at some clouds, old man
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Yeah, no.....

Some stupid retard decided to lump Generation Y with the Millennials....

There is a huge difference between the two, Gen Ys HATE Millennials with a passion.
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You're wrong but I do agree 20 year generation gaps failed us millennials. There's a pretty distinct difference between 80s babies and 90s babies. If you grew up while the internet was still taking shape you probably identify more with Xers, if not and it already existed you probably identify more with the stereotypical millennial (basically people who were on myspace).
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So what years encapsulate Gen Y in your mind?

They aren't Gen X or Gen Z, but in between them. Which oddly enough is also the spot Millenials occupy

They're two names for the same thing.
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Yeah, no.....

Some stupid retard decided to lump Generation Y with the Millennials....

There is a huge difference between the two, Gen Ys HATES Millennials with a passion.
So what years encapsulate Gen Y in your mind?

They aren't Gen X or Gen Z, but in between them. Which oddly enough is also the spot Millenials occupy

They're two names for the same thing.
I look at it as born in the 80s, last children to be spanked, still know what a floppy disk is, etc..

In todays world we still had to actually work to get somewhere in this world and are not expecting a hand out.
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I guess you're one of those people who doesn't realize our cyber dominance is what will ensure we run things well into the future. But fuck us, right?
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In todays world we still had to actually work to get somewhere in this world and are not expecting a hand out.
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Y = Millenials.
Yeah, no.....

Some stupid retard decided to lump Generation Y with the Millennials....

There is a huge difference between the two, Gen Ys HATES Millennials with a passion.
So what years encapsulate Gen Y in your mind?

They aren't Gen X or Gen Z, but in between them. Which oddly enough is also the spot Millenials occupy

They're two names for the same thing.
I look at it as born in the 80s, last children to be spanked, still know what a floppy disk is, etc..

In todays world we still had to actually work to get somewhere in this world and are not expecting a hand out.
There's a definite split in the Gen Y/Millenial cohort, I was born in the mid 80s but I'm still a Millenial.

Consider that the Millenial generation currently includes people from ages of early thirties to early teens. One grew up in a different time than the others because our country has turned hard left in the last decade.

Also the early Millenials experienced the economic recession while the later ones are blissfully oblivious because they weren't in the workforce.
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You're wrong but I do agree 20 year generation gaps failed us millennials. There's a pretty distinct difference between 80s babies and 90s babies. If you grew up while the internet was still taking shape you probably identify more with Xers, if not and it already existed you probably identify more with the stereotypical millennial (basically people who were on myspace).
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Those born in the 80s were already classified as Gen Y, someone forgot to update the new generation and swept the Gen Y titled under the rug...

Funny you bring up the internet, good ol Prodigy internet and MS Dos was the way to go.
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Not really... they couldn't vote in 1913.
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Millennial here

I voted for GI, how is millennial second with 18% of the vote?
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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were Baby Boomers. The internet was created by Baby Boomers.

Millennials?  ---- SnapChat.
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I voted for GI, how is millennial second with 18% of the vote?
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We vote for ourselves, its in our nature according to all the other generations so why not?
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There is a huge difference between the two, Gen Ys HATE Millennials with a passion.
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Some stupid retard decided to lump Generation Y with the Millennials....

There is a huge difference between the two, Gen Ys HATE Millennials with a passion.
That's why I asked. I despise millennials. But according to this I am one?
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Has nothing to do with modern cyber dominance unless you're attributing all the vulnerable code our there to their engineer's poor decisions. Just trust me old man, we're doing shit -- you just don't understand it. Battles between modern nations aren't fought with bullets and nuclear is not an effective deterrent, both parties have too much to lose.
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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were Baby Boomers. The internet was created by Baby Boomers.

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I guess you're one of those people who doesn't realize our cyber dominance is what will ensure we run things well into the future. But fuck us, right?
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were Baby Boomers. The internet was created by Baby Boomers.

Millennials?  ---- SnapChat.
Sure was nice of boomers to invent the internet when they werent out spitting on returning vets
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