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Guy Lists Why Millennials Are ‘The Most Unique Generation Of All Time’ And His Twitter Thread Goes Viral
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Guy Lists Why Millennials Are ‘The Most Unique Generation Of All Time’ And His Twitter Thread Goes Viral

The war between the generations never ends and each group seems to think they have all the answers, but no matter who is fighting who it seems millennials are always at the center of it. Whether they are lecturing baby boomers on how easy their generation had it compared to them, or educating generation z on all the tech “struggles” they will never know about, one thing is for sure being a millennial is a strange time to be from.

You feel like you are simultaneously from the future and the past depending on who you are talking to. One Twitter user tried to not only sum this feeling up but share why it was, in fact, positive and people agree he has some points.

This Twitter user took to the platform to explain why millennials are ‘the most unique generation of all time’

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User @zedinfluencer began his thread by clarifying that people born between 1985 and 1995 are the most unique of all the generations. It is safe to assume that the user probably setting dates to define the “millennial generation,” however, Pew Research Centre announced in 2018 that from now on they would only be applying the term “millennial” to people born between 1981 and 1996.

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He broke down the differences into categories of the evolution of technology, work mentality and the relationship with tradition and explained why millennials had the benefit of sitting in the middle of both worlds.

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So what’s so important about dividing and defining these generations anyway? Michael Dimock, president of Pew Research Center wrote in the same blog post that one primary reason is for research, “Generational cohorts give researchers a tool to analyze changes in views over time. They can provide a way to understand how different formative experiences (such as world events and technological, economic and social shifts) interact with the life-cycle and aging process to shape people’s views of the world.”

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So what kind of formative experiences have millennials gone through? They went through a world transformed by 9/11, the first black president, an economic recession, rapid shifts in technology (remember dial-up) and social media. Through all these changes people born in this era became generational chameleons.

Many people in the comments agreed and added more points to his argument

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While others wanted to prove him wrong

Still, there is no exact science to these groupings. Millennials and Gen z both span over 16 years, while the Baby Boomer era crosses over the course of 19 years.

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Kathleen Barlow
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3 years ago

Do these people not realise that Gen X existed? We aren't Baby Boomers, we aren't Millennials. We're the ones in between that not only created the best music in human history but ALSO saw it all and are ALSO still young but old enough not to act like tw*ts. I say we're the best and Millennials are pale imitations.

SouthernFried
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3 years ago

EXACTLY! Those born in 1995 would not have experienced technology pre-internet and cellphones. Maybe as a young child, but not when you're coming of age like he's talking about. Gen X is actually the generation to bridge that gap. We went from 8 tracks to CDs, landlines to cellphones and saw the rise of the personal computer and internet. He's wrong, not those BORN 1985-1995 but grew up during that time frame. He completely forgot we existed.

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Pittsburgh rare
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3 years ago

I don't know if millennials are the most unique generation. After reading this post, I'm fairly sure they're the most self-entitled one. GenXers did the same without all the song and dance.

Grumble O'Pug
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3 years ago

Wait until you meet GenY. You will find that the exceptions are the ones making change, the rest are shopping on Amazon and immune to anything but instant gratification.

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fruit_panda
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3 years ago

The idea that there are concrete generational divides and that you can slot people neatly into categories is total bunk. No research has ever supported the idea. People are entranced by the possibility of finding a group identity and insight into their own personality. (I'm a Sagittarius, INFJ, a kinetic learner, and my love language is messages of affirmation.) They can be fun and help people prioritize which personal qualities they would like to present to the world, but most of these categories are useless when it comes to meaningful information. Short version: If you say, "Millennials are X whereas Baby Boomers are Y," you're perpetuating bad logic.

neil jagurdo
Community Member
3 years ago

Agreed, this naming of generations is getting very old fast, as well as this inter-generational back-and-forth nonsense. When we were young and in our 20's, we couldn't believe how the old folks could be the way they were, now we're old and things are much the same. I was born in '55 and there's nothing in common, for me, with people born after '60 as a generation. If you went to college from '69-'73, your experience was at least a generation away from the years '75-'79. Generations last about six years, at most, I would say. That's too many clever names to come up with.

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Kathleen Barlow
Community Member
3 years ago

Do these people not realise that Gen X existed? We aren't Baby Boomers, we aren't Millennials. We're the ones in between that not only created the best music in human history but ALSO saw it all and are ALSO still young but old enough not to act like tw*ts. I say we're the best and Millennials are pale imitations.

SouthernFried
Community Member
3 years ago

EXACTLY! Those born in 1995 would not have experienced technology pre-internet and cellphones. Maybe as a young child, but not when you're coming of age like he's talking about. Gen X is actually the generation to bridge that gap. We went from 8 tracks to CDs, landlines to cellphones and saw the rise of the personal computer and internet. He's wrong, not those BORN 1985-1995 but grew up during that time frame. He completely forgot we existed.

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Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't know if millennials are the most unique generation. After reading this post, I'm fairly sure they're the most self-entitled one. GenXers did the same without all the song and dance.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 years ago

Wait until you meet GenY. You will find that the exceptions are the ones making change, the rest are shopping on Amazon and immune to anything but instant gratification.

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fruit_panda
Community Member
3 years ago

The idea that there are concrete generational divides and that you can slot people neatly into categories is total bunk. No research has ever supported the idea. People are entranced by the possibility of finding a group identity and insight into their own personality. (I'm a Sagittarius, INFJ, a kinetic learner, and my love language is messages of affirmation.) They can be fun and help people prioritize which personal qualities they would like to present to the world, but most of these categories are useless when it comes to meaningful information. Short version: If you say, "Millennials are X whereas Baby Boomers are Y," you're perpetuating bad logic.

neil jagurdo
Community Member
3 years ago

Agreed, this naming of generations is getting very old fast, as well as this inter-generational back-and-forth nonsense. When we were young and in our 20's, we couldn't believe how the old folks could be the way they were, now we're old and things are much the same. I was born in '55 and there's nothing in common, for me, with people born after '60 as a generation. If you went to college from '69-'73, your experience was at least a generation away from the years '75-'79. Generations last about six years, at most, I would say. That's too many clever names to come up with.

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