Well I do not expect to find to many "traditionalists" on here...Vetrans, silent, fiercly loyal and a generation that will not get divorced and will do for the nation as a whole. Extremely helpful and Group oriented, Salvation Arnmy and other organizations. hero's FDR, Ike, military.
The baby boomers are the original "me" generation Highly driven age group, they are the original workaholics (60 -80 hour work weeks) which has effected family life. Wanted change from their parents, IE civil rights, women rights, didn't just go "with the flow" they went against it, but as a group, not a individual. They need to be involved in a group, a group effort at all times. They realized they could not fight the corporate world so they ended up adapting to it and blossoming under it, they fight the "man" but also driven by personal success for their "toys" they climb up the corporate ladder to fullfil themselves and get their "toys" often failing in the family area. Hero's are JFK, MLK jr, Robert kennedy, .......all assasinated.
The Generation X's the "balanced" group so to speak, we value our family time more important then work. We come from families that are 50% divorced, the original "keys around neck" kids, often comming home to a empty house and having responsibility at a very young age. We do our work fast and quick, Give us a task and we will get it done, don't waste our time. We are often viewed as cold, we do not wish to socialize at work, we want to work, get out and be with our family. We view family more important and will choose our kids over work everytime or be very distressed if we can not get to our childrens function. The complete opposite of the boomer. We do have a high divorce rate, yet lower then the boomers. But we are more family orieneted, our biggest issue is we doo not want the responsibility, we do not want to be the top dog on the ladder, we are fine just going to work, doing our job then going home to our family, we have no real hero's, our hero is usually a family member, particularly our mothers. we also have no real tragic events in our childhood.
The millennials, are alot like the boomers and have the same #'s population wise, they will save SS for those who worry. Highly techincal and very social. They have stron docial skills and are fast paced. They have a high divorce rate as well, they are social but have family issues, they are so wrapped up in their technology they find it hard to function in a society that does not give instant gratification. Family life is challenging they do not know what to make of it and divorce and marry quickly, again with technical leaps they have hard time adjusting, but corporate wise they will do well, they are willing to work long hours and learn, highly educated and that is extremely important to them, their jobs must educate them further and they are hungry to learn and continue to learn. They will probably leap past the X'ers in the corporate world becuase they are hungry foe power and money, they come from boomers and have the same mentality. Hero's are not settled yet.
I am a generation X'er myself and I fit it to a T. We all vary slightly and don't fit perfectly. I found out that there is a Whole generation like me, and I thought I was unique...apparently not.
I am sure we all can relate to some of these basic idea's.
Now do any of you fit this??
I can say as an X'er my Kids are first and foremost, the rest of the world can go to H***
but I do my work very fast and multitask, Projects a blaze through them and hate BS. I have ZERO hero's that are in the public eye, my mother was and always be my hero, she raised 5 kids in the 70's a when there was no childcare and no "help" just neighbors, which were Boomers and had the "group" mentality so it worked out for us. But my mother struggled hard and did excellent job raising us and keeping us fed and a roof over our heads.
tell me your story....and I will try and give more insight.