At this point, do you consider basically anyone younger than you a millennial? I admit, I do. I get unreasonably annoyed when someone is way younger than me, and I don't even know why.
Well . . . apparently the Pew Research Center has enough authority that their opinion matters on stuff like this. And they just announced the official definition of a millennial: Anyone born between 1981 and 1996. So anyone 22 to 37 this year.
For the record, I COMPLETELY disagree with this breakdown. Here's what they say.
1. Silent generation: Born 1928 to 1945.
2. Baby boomers: Born 1946 to 1964.
3. Generation X: Born 1965 to 1980.
4. Millennials: Born 1981 to 1996.
5. And for anyone born after 1996, there's no official name yet for the generation.
Here's why I have an issue: I was born in 1983, which makes me 35. I did NOT grow up in the same world as someone born in the mid-90s. People my age were analog kids, who are now digital adults. The technology that exists for kids growing up in today's world DIDN'T EXIST when I was a kid. We have totally different life experiences!
I saw an article the other day that labeled me (and people roughly my age) as Xennials. It's basically a sub-generation to describe those of us who are in that few years where the world started shifting. What do you think?