Generation labels

Recently, I was discussing with a friend the labelling of people belonging to different generations in popular culture. Turns out that according to Wikipedia, Generation X (those born between 1960 to 1982) and Generation Y (people born between the mid-1970’s to the early 2000’s) have an overlap. In addition, Generation Y and Generation Z (those born between the early 1990’s and early 2000’s) have an even bigger overlap. Amidst all this, it is very easy to get confused – when someone mentions ‘GenX’, they may actually mean ‘GenY’ and so on.

So I was fascinated to read this article by Joshua Glenn that clearly categorizes people according to when they were born, and labels them in rather amusing ways as well: ‘hardboileds’, ‘retrogressivists’, ‘anti-anti-utopians’, anyone?!

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