Generation Y started fresh off the crash/burn of Generation X; a kind of rise from the ashes. Generation Y involved anyone who attended/completed high school between 1997 and now. Most of those heavily involved in GenY have had an older sibling heavily involved in GenX. GenY has suffered a divide, unlike our predecessors, in that few groups of people ever come together against something. Associations are limited. There is an abundance of us, however. Our younger siblings may end up being a Generation Z, but that remains to be seen.
Generation Y still have competition from a second wave of Gen-Xers. The new Gen-Xers are in typical fashion of days of yore, but with contemporary styles. Generation Y pervades this, but all in all lives alongside it. Generation Y kids tend to be more vocal about things, but usually do less.
Drug use is still rampant, that's for sure.
More will be added as research is developed. Bear with us.
-"Be proud, those of you in Generation Y, you have influenced the world like no other generation has at such an early age"
These people are the first to grow up with technology, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the recession of 2008. By the Mid-2010s, they will be the largest working force in the United States.
Gen X: 1965-1980
Gen Y: 1980-1995
Gen Z: 1996-present
To be clear, Generation Y last through 1995, then 1996 is the start of generation Z
These kids were raised in a day care all their life, and they assume that society should be run like a day care, as in having the government take care of them so they can run around and screw other girls. They are at the age of 30 and still love to play World of Warcraft; get a life. They are immature, have no life, have big mouths, dress like idiots (I seen these 30 year olds dressing like a gangsta at Wal Mart while having 2 kids), but they think their shit don't stink. They believe in outdated ideas such as the legalization of weed and vote for some dumbshit because he is "like so gangsta yo and he is the first black president...he is more RUSSIAN." They also claim good music has to be "organic", without this computerized bullshit. We are in the 21st century you hippies.