We often hear and see words such as the generation of boomers, Gen-Z kids or millennials on social media, debate articles, and memes. What do these words really mean? Are these terms just a farce created by teens to mock generational gaps or their parents? Such labels are given to humans because at the moment of their birth many factors influence their future beliefs, behaviors, outlook towards the environment. Each community has its own special and common traits. Let’s take a look at each generation’s differences and characteristics.
This is the first defined generational group. It refers to those born between 1946-1964, a period that was followed directly after the great depression and the second world war. The people are called baby boomers because there was a great boost in the birth rate. Compared to their parents (the silent generation) who lost capital due to the great depression, baby boomers were brought up in a prosperous period. The rise of consumerism in this generation led to fueled world economies.
This generation belongs to people who were born between 1965-1980. The birth rate was much lesser than the previous age. It was partly attributed to the many positive policies on birth control that the government had introduced at the time. This generation of people is more serious about getting a formal education. A comprehensive study in a number of occupational fields. For the first time, native authors and other artists started to get international attention. Humanities emerged as a common study domain. Film and western civilization’s presence was on the rise and reflected all glorious stuff for this century.
This is actually the generation you’ve heard the most of. Where the generation begins and ends is not entirely clear, but it is roughly the ones born between 1980 and 1995. In the media, they are sometimes portrayed as lazy. It is very remarkable the correlation of the advent of mainstream technology such as computers and televisions, and the growing ignorance of the children of that time. This generation was characterized by comfortable world-views and politics. This is the time when popularly regarded now as a pop culture actually became popular.
These are the people or kids that come with their phones. This is the generation that is the present youth of the world. It is also called ‘igen’ or ‘genz’. People born between 1995 and 2012 are a part of this generation, popularly called igen’ers. A huge part of this generation is atheist and does not believe in holy authorities of temples, churches or mosques. The binge-watch culture is as popular as dating in the teens in this generation. Heavy indulgence in video- gaming, late-night use of smartphones and increased activity on social media are very characteristic of igen’ers.