You Might Be A Millenial And Not Even Know It

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?


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