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Breaking apart the boom poll

  • preboomer: born before 1946

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • early boomer: born 1946 to 1954

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • "joneser": born 1955 to about 1965

    Votes: 8 66.7%
  • generation X

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • generation Y or millennial

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • generation Z

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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Are you an early boomer or a late boomer or a generation joneser or a nonboomer? I was curious so I'm making this poll. All are welcome to vote. Also all are welcome to comment. You can choose more than one, if it applies to you.
 

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If you were born in the mid 1960s, you could choose more than one if you feel that you identify with more than one (generation jones and generation x). That's why I said "about 1965," to leave it open to interpretation.

Excuse me,

how could we choose more than one?
 

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Just to satisfy my curiosity, is there anyone on this forum born before December, 1941?
I was, in May; I'm a member of the "Silent Generation"

As far as I know, the most conclusive work done regarding the generations was done by Strauss & Howe. There book Generations takes into account the generations from the founding if the country to the present. America as regarding its generations has developed its own generational cycles separately and more more less apart from he rest of the world and the cycles are well defined as being about 80 years in their book.

As for the Silent Generation:
" The Silent Generation, with birth years of 1925 to 1942, has been compliant, process-oriented, and especially attuned to "fair play," toleration, and compromise. The "silenters" have two other demographic features which shape their characteristics: They are the smallest and the most homogeneous of all the generations now alive in America. This has meant an eagerness to welcome diversity as a way of breaking up the boredom, and it has meant seeking vehicles for including diverse elements without controversy or divisiveness--hence conflict management and inclusiveness.

STRAUSS AND HOWE'S GENERATIONAL THEORY: SOME IMPLICATIONS
 

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I was, in May; I'm a member of the "Silent Generation"

As far as I know, the most conclusive work done regarding the generations was done by Strauss & Howe. There book Generations takes into account the generations from the founding if the country to the present. America as regarding its generations has developed its own generational cycles separately and more more less apart from he rest of the world and the cycles are well defined as being about 80 years in their book.

As for the Silent Generation:
" The Silent Generation, with birth years of 1925 to 1942, has been compliant, process-oriented, and especially attuned to "fair play," toleration, and compromise. The "silenters" have two other demographic features which shape their characteristics: They are the smallest and the most homogeneous of all the generations now alive in America. This has meant an eagerness to welcome diversity as a way of breaking up the boredom, and it has meant seeking vehicles for including diverse elements without controversy or divisiveness--hence conflict management and inclusiveness.

STRAUSS AND HOWE'S GENERATIONAL THEORY: SOME IMPLICATIONS
Dang it all! I thought I was finally first at siomething.
Oh, well, second is not too bad - If you pass away maybe I will get your crown.
 
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