This is a discussion on Anyone born in 2002? within the Generation Z Forum forums, part of the The Generations category; Originally Posted by backdrop12 if that's the case then I feel soooo old XD haha really? It's only 8 years ...
Plus, if there was NO similarities at all than forming relationships as a friend or partner would be hard to do wouldn't it? It's pretty logical really. Overall, it's not big difference.
I made a poll a while ago on the gen Z board and most agreed that after 9 years is a large age difference while the second most voted was after 5 years. It would be safe to say that after a decade is a big age difference.
Let's take your example mathematically:
2005 vs. 1997
In 2016, the % difference is 42% between someone born in 2005 vs. 1997
In 2027, the % difference is 27% between someone born in 2005 vs. 1997.
Each year therefore, has a diminishing return on percentage difference, which we use as a term to quantify the difference in experience.
Last edited by Link1; 02-14-2016 at 01:52 PM.
I agree, that 8 years is significant when growing up.
The only thing I was pointing out I was saying that overall 8 years is not significant. I also proved it mathematically. Numerically each year means less as you are older. Even biologically, the body of a 30 year old is not that different from a 38 year old, if other factors are controlled for, ex. diet, exercise, genetics, etc.
Plus, in what ways do you mean 8 years is significant? I understand the childhood portion and adolescence. But besides that how else?
For some reason, people born in 2002 seem really young to me. Even though I am only three years older than them, I still think of them as kids.