The offspring of Generation X and the baby boomers, born typically between the mid 1970s and mid 1990s. The affects of the previous generation’s bad parenting skills has rubbed off onto Generation Y. As a result, it’s called the “me” generation and known by its egos, superficiality, sensuality, materialism, entitlement, instant gratification, selfishness, poor work ethic, and a general lack of responsibility. Generation Y has been bombarded by violence, sex and too much information—mostly bad—being shoved down their throats by the media and our culture. As a result, Generation Y is the generation of school shootings; you can’t even go to school anymore without fear of being shot. This generation knows more about the Simpsons than they do about our founding fathers. Generation Y also looks to miscreants like Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton as role models rather than Martin Luther King. It pays more attention to what’s going on in Hollywood than what’s going in the world around them. Generation Y has given us the cell phone, IPOD, the iPhone, the internet, text massaging, PDAs, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Game Cube, American Idol, TIVO, Starbucks, MySpace and E-Bay.
With the bad social vices and immorality of Generation Y, I’m afraid to see what the next generation will look like. Our society will only get worse.
by krock1dk August 16, 2008
The pampered children of the Baby Boom who have never done without. They are now coming of age in the workforce, born between 1980 and 2000, and their well-heeled parents will ensure their promotion into jobs ahead of older, lackluster Generation X candidates.
by KAL May 06, 2004
The offspring of Generation X and the Baby boomers. Also known as the “me” generation. It’s a generation of young persons born typically between 1980 and 2000, and the offspring of dysfunctional parenting practices of Generation X that has resulted in inflated egos, entitlement, selfishness, materialism, debauchery, and a lack of responsibility. It’s the generation of the cell phone, IPOD, the iPhone, TIVO, Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Sponge Bob, and school shootings.
Generation Y is a troubled generation, and its values will be the eventual downfall of our country.
by krock1dk August 16, 2008
Members (usually in US, Australia, UK) born (1977-1994). Who's pop culture peaks in the 1990s and 2000s. They are also called Echo Boomers, Y Generation, and the most annoying one Generation Why? Often interior to Generation X (1965-1976) and the Baby Boomers (1946-1964).
Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton and Katie Holmes are well known stars of Generation Y.
by AJV14 December 20, 2007
Anyone born btwn (1977-1995)
ENERATION Y (1977-1995)-Most of these young teenagers and young adults were pampered as children by their boomer parents during the affluent 1980s-90s. Every one of them has a Myspace page, a Facebook account, an IPod, watches reality TV, a cell phone that has a Kazillon different functions, and they can't remember a time before the Internet, play station and Xbox. The youth culture for the first part of this generation born btwn 1977-1981 is still heavily influenced by the latter part of generation x pop culture. Generation Y's youth culture began in the late 1990's and is the current culture in place today. Hip Hop, post grunge, nu Metal, and emo punk were the predominant culture for the early gen Yers. The latter part of generation Y's culture from 1982-1995 are influenced by pop bands like 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and various stars from American Idol. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney spears are generation Y’s version of the brat back.
by drumboogie1970 January 28, 2008