This is a discussion on Friendships with Millennials within the Generation X Forum forums, part of the The Generations category; Originally Posted by Spacenik86 I am a millennial (born in '86) My "kid" sister was born in '86. More specifically, ...
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Man, I lost touch with all my Generation Xer friends(and relatives) growing up due to moving around a lot through out the 1970s and 1980s LOL. Even though we had land line phones back then, it's not the same today when you have Facebook or texting with smartphones to keep in touch with people that live far away. All my current few friends are Millennials and I got close to them in the U.S. Army.
I was born in 1974, and my wife in 1977. I have one younger sister born in 1976, my wife was once my younger sisters friend (which tells you the depths of my nerdiness). So I guess we are all Gen X. Not for any pop culture reason I don't think. My sister, an ENFJ, is a professor of race and gender (I believe my queer wife was one of her early research projects, as my sister is white and straight and I'm honestly baffled as to how she ended up defending people of color and gays in her work...but my wife didn't mind, apparently found my sister sympathetic and entertaining *cringe*).
I on the other hand am a Plain Jane ISFJ in social work. I wanted to help the poor and homeless, like Christ. I don't see a great deal of change in the homeless or poor by generation. Mostly battered women, single mothers, mentally ill people of all stripes, men with addictions, and random people of color to which you'd literally say "why are you here? Oh because you're black, what a crying shame."
I got off work not too long ago, maybe I'm ranting, but generation doesn't matter in most people I talk to each day and my wife and sister are X like me.
I do talk to one Millennial woman on a weekly basis. I guess you can say we are friends. I like the movies. She works part time on weekends, I think she teaches kids about Smokey the Bear otherwise. She reminds me a little of my sister and a little of me. She's always Overly Concerned like my sister. But like me she seems pretty to herself and works at the movie theater because she likes movies. She had this one cat tee shirt I love. She's nice to me. Is that a friend? I don't have lots. I prefer close ties.