The generation of people born between the early 1980's and the mid 1990's. First-handedly saw the transformation of the world and especially the USA with the explosion of digital technology, the internet, a new worldwide economic "Great Recession", the change of America's position in the world, the infamous "War on Terrorism", and many other world changing events still to come. Generation Y will run the world in about 25 years time, and Is arguably the most intelligent, although maybe not the most driven, generation yet as a product of the economic successes of their parents, the Baby Boomer generation, who also handed numerous other serious problems to their children. Generation Y is also a generation of pioneers. They are shaping and writing the new frontier of human interaction and communication, the internet, for example: Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook, born in 1984. They are the guinea pigs of this profound technology, as no other generation has lived such a large fraction of their lives with this technology. Generation Y can also be identified by cynicism and uncalled for self deploring that is not necessarily their fault, but the faults of older generations who are trying to push them to do better and to succeed in a world with increased competition. For an example of this self hate, see Urban Dictionary's words of the day, many of which contain negative remarks towards Generation Y, even though they are written by the same generation they attack.
-"Urban dictionary, Facebook, and much of the internet as we know it are a product of Generation Y."
-"Be proud, those of you in Generation Y, you have influenced the world like no other generation has at such an early age"
Todays teenagers. Growing up with too much information being pushed upon them, usually about DEATH and THE WORLD ENDING. Thus making them constantly ask "WHY?" as their addiction to information becomes stronger.
"hey generation y, there's just in.. YOU ARE ALL going to DIE in a terrorist attack!"
"when I grow up I want to be a researcher in nuclear physics or find a cure for cancer"
"OMG THE OZONE LAYER!!!!!"
"well this planet's fucked lets see if we can find another one to live on"
"studies show that being healthy ISN'T REALLY AS HEALTHY AS YOU THINK!"
Generation Y (born between 1980-1994) are also called the Echo-boom generation because their parents are Boomers. This is the last generation to remember the 20th century and the time before the fully digital age. Some grew up with no internet, others remember when dial-up was the big thing, before HDTV, before cell phones were commonplace, when CD players were a must have, when basic cable was luxury and when you went to the video store to rent a VHS and remember the days of Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. The cutoff for Generation Z is not 9/11 as earlier thought, it is the mid 1990s, normally 1994. The last of Generation Y is in high school and no, they do not like Hannah Montana, that is Generation Z. While some of Generation Y is certainly over obsessed with social networking and is very narcissistic, it is still the last generation to remember the pre-Youtube/Facebook/Myspace era and to have connection to the 20th century. Early Yers remember the Cold War, good MTV and all Yers remember when kids TV meant something. Their icons include Michael Jordan, Will Smith and our pin-up girl was Pamela Anderson during the Baywatch days.
When were you born? 1991...ahh, you're Generation Y; remember Sonic for Sega Genesis
That and Super Mario World!
What about you?
You're Generation Z. Do you remember when Yahoo was the #1 search engine?
"Yahoo? It's Google...and why would anyone like CD's?"
Parents told them to educate theirselves.
Employers told them to go f*** theirselves.
Now that's what Generation Y is about!
Today's crop of children and teenagers, born between 1982-2003. Children of the Baby Boomers (born from 1943-1960) and coming right after Gen X (those born from 1961-1981).
The Generation Y crowd will be running the country 25 years from now.
The population of those following Generation X
, born roughly between 1978 and 1995, and for the longest time not carrying much cultural distinction from the already identity lacking generation proceeding it. As of more recently, things like 9/11, the war on terror and perhaps the explosion of the world wide web
will come to be associated with this still developing generation.
Generation Y will likely be remembered as the cyber generation.
children of boomers born from about generation from about 1977 to age old enough to remember 9/11.
gen y began with corporate watered down versions of gen x music (hip-hop and heavy metal,) after the shit load of that swedish music and boy band phase of the early gen y kids. For this many gen y kids have turned to their parents old albums from the 60's and 70's.
pampered by our boomer parents to do good and go far in life sociologists predict a backlash.
gen y has been said to be a clone of gen x, but there are notable differences.
gen y rewrites the rules and works around authority rather than go against it like gen x. This will lead us to get higher in corporations and better paying jobs that gen x was forced to do. Also gen y knows the impact of money.
early failures are that of SUV's fuck those gas guzzlers that kill the air. Hummers and are for ass holes.
blah blah blah we grow up and die
then fertilize the world
we were raised by grand theft auto!
The generation of people coming after the slacker and media influenced generation x. A generation known for superficiality, egos, mixture of urban and suburban cultures, school shootings, import cars, multi racial-ethnic-religious-national mix of people in society, spiritual seeking and searching, and the generation changed by 9/11 and who will be the generation that will change the world.
Jose Tyrone O*Neil served in the U.S Marines fighting World War III, he was born in Brooklyn, NY but raised in Los Angeles, CA, is black, Irish, Puerto Rican, and Chinese. He listens to punk, new school rap, metal, and techno. He drives a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse but was jacked off it because of the out of control nature of schools in America. He is a practicing Taoist.