Ah yes the generational divide. A tale as old as time itself. Let’s look at two generations whose presence has made a great mark on modern society, and compare notes! Perhaps we can all learn a bit more about each other. Or perhaps we can just duel it out for the spot as #1 generation! Let the games begin!
The competition starts at 11 AM ET on 1/10
Baby Boomers, sometimes just known as “Boomers” were born in the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s. The generation was named due to the population explosion following the 2nd World War. The Baby Boomer generation is defined by the following:
-Rejection and redefinition of the “traditional values” of the generation before them
-Wealth and prosperity in a post-war world, with access to good healthcare and education
-Great music! The Boomer generation was marked by a rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack that included timeless artists like Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and the Rolling Stones
-TV – Boomers grew up on television, which represented a new wave of technology and consumer culture
Millennials were born in the early 1980s to the late 1990s. They grew up at the turn of the century in the Internet age, and are mainly the children of Baby Boomers. Millennials are defined by the following:
-Exposure to racial and social diversity due in part to globalization in the Internet age
-Highly educated but under-employed – Millennials came of age during the recession which has left many with difficulties finding work and lots of student loan debt
-More liberal and less religious than previous generations
-Attached to technology – Millennials have a constant stream of technology available to them and spend a lot of time online
Of course, not all members of these generations are the same, and depending on where you grew up you may have experienced different generational traits.
But one thing’s for sure, we all know that Baby Boomers created global warming, and Millennials are refuse to eat anything but avocado toast!
Let the intergenerational brawl begin!