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Now I really don't care too much for labels. I found this article very interesting as it is written from a marketing standpoint. It explains the characteristics of different generations catagorized as Gen X, Gen Y, and the Millennials. What are you? Do you relate to the descriptions?<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.brandchannel.com/start1.asp?id=156" target="_blank">http://www.brandchannel.com/start1.asp?id=156</a>
 

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<i>Programs ranging from affirmative action to gender-equity sports-program Title IX reduced cultural and gender gaps during the Millennial childhood -- but the gap between rich and poor steadily widened. Millennials are less hung up on race, gender, or ethnicity than their parents, but may increasingly be moving toward increased sensitivity to economic class.</i><br><br><br><br>
This is very true, to me. My parents are always talking about how race and gender used to be such huge issues, but in my opinion, my peers and I are not focused on these issues as much as distinguishing between the poor and the rich.
 

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I was born in 1974 so technically I guess I'm Gen Y, but when I was a teenager and in college, everyone referred to people my age as Gen X.<br><br><br><br>
I don't know that I really fit into either mold, but I guess nobody fits into a generalized mold 100%.<br><br><br><br>
I do fit the Gen Y model in that I have a tendency to buy things I don't need for no good reason. I'm working on that, though.
 

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There are too many definitions of where the generations start and stop. I always went with 61-80 was gen x and 81-2000 was y. But those are very broad, too. I consider myself x, as I was alive during the beginning of the divorce craze, regan years, when MTV was only music, bad hair, etc. I could see some of those gen y marketing things starting to happen as I left highschool in 93, but no where near in the way they are now. I feel very jealous of teens now, stores are currently filled with the sorts of things I had to go to the thrift store for or make myself in order to have. We also didn't have the internet, another dividing line. And social activism wasn't very cool.
 

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I was born in 1983, so that would make me a Millennial. I've never heard it said that today's teens are more family and group oriented than previous teens. Sure, I might have thought that teens are like that because of the subculture I grew up in, but what I always heard from adults was that teens were all about all this crap... sounds like Gen-X and Gen-Y stereotypes continue on.<br><br><br><br>
I've always considered myself too unusual to really be 100% a part of the "normal teen" stereotype.<br><br><br><br>
But, I do leave my teen years in a week and a half, so then it won't matter whether I'm like the "average" teens or not, right?
 

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My baby is millenium....He was born 2-22-2000 at 22:23 PM. I tried to get the nurse to change it, I thought her clock was off one minute...she wouldn't though<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I thought it would be the perfect golden birthday come 2-22-2022 at 22:22 PM...damn that wench!!
 

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I was born in 1979. I see a little bit of myself in Gen X, Gen Y, and the Millenial group. I always thought I was a Gen X--at least that's what they told us in high school.
 

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1978, and I always thought I was a Y! Maybe because I like to ask why all the time... LOL I really don't identify with the "keep-up-with-latest-brands" mentality, or the buy something because it's cool, because I was taught to value money. I wasn't taught how to budget but I learned that earning money was hard and I didn't want to just waste it... we've never been comfortable, always struggling for money so I don't relate to a disposable culture very well. Maybe that makes me an exception. I do see a lot of throw-away attitude in younger people though, however my students this year have been more realistic and world savvy than the students of the previous year.
 
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