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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I’m speaking as a millennial, but not someone who would fall under the stereotype. This is not something that millenials think about. They don’t blame their parents for their ways. Often times they believe they are who they are in spite of their parents. I’m not a parent, so take this for what it’s worth, but it seems like there are so many parents who fear that they will “lose” their kids. That when they are old enough they will resent them and thus they will never get to be around their kids anymore when they are all grown up. So they start to coddle them. They start to act more as their friend instead of their parent in order to maintain that bond. But what’s lost often is the sense of discipline and organization that was instilled before them. This creates an entitled class of kids who have never had to face the harsh realities of the world until they are literally forced into it. I’m not saying it’s all the parents fault, but to overlook the people who are most responsible for shaping the minds of millenials throughout their most vulnerable years is a poor strategy to take.
    I fall in the same category as coldweatherfan. I, however, have seen what you describe mostly from mothers and very rarely from fathers. It's natural for a mother to dote and nurture kids, fathers are more disciplinarians. Certainly worked that way with my wife and me. We actually balanced each other out pretty well. I will say she often drove me nuts thought, I would argue at times with her that the time to be their friend is when they've grown and began their own lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    Talking on the phone or texting? Because millennials don't talk on the phone.

    Texting while driving, though, I have zero tolerance for. There's no text so important that you should put your life and mine in danger to read/send.
    Well, usually when I see it, they're looking down at their phone and not at the road so I'm going with texting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    What does one do when retired at 53? I'm bored when I have a day off of work. I think I'll work til I die both out of necessity, and a general lack of knowing what to do with my time.
    And pay for insurance, yuck. My dad retired at 46 with a full pension and health benefits. He has now been retired longer than he worked. My mom retired at 52. Times are different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    For those questioning generation lines, this is probably the best explanation I've come across. There are always blurred lines between their attributes and defining features, but it's a pretty good overview all the same (i.e. - I was born in 1981, and aside from the formative experiences I've lived through, I relate far more to the GenX-ers than the GenY-ers).

    As far as the "millennial" generation, that is usually accepted to incorporate both Generation Y and Generation Z from this chart.


    Bingo and each subsequent group will not be fully understood by the formers. The further away you are the tougher it is to understand, generally.

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    What a solid thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    What a solid thread.
    It's been a dandy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    It's been a dandy.
    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    What a solid thread.
    You are welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    You are welcome!
    To be fair, it was off the rails until millennials saved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    For those questioning generation lines, this is probably the best explanation I've come across. There are always blurred lines between their attributes and defining features, but it's a pretty good overview all the same (i.e. - I was born in 1981, and aside from the formative experiences I've lived through, I relate far more to the GenX-ers than the GenY-ers).

    As far as the "millennial" generation, that is usually accepted to incorporate both Generation Y and Generation Z from this chart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    Disagree a bit with the chart, I was born in 1961 and most everything I've seen identifies me as a baby boomer. I even recently had to have a hep c screening because I'm considered medically as a baby boomer.
    Everything that I've seen/heard before takes it in 20 year increments, starting at the end of WWII. So, from 1945-65...those were the baby boomers. From 65-85, Gen-X, and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    To be fair, it was off the rails until millennials saved it.
    Just glad they didn't ruin this thread too

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    Everything that I've seen/heard before takes it in 20 year increments, starting at the end of WWII. So, from 1945-65...those were the baby boomers. From 65-85, Gen-X, and so on.
    However it's ultimately defined, the world I grew up in is much closer to that of someone born in 1980 than someone born in 2005.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    However it's ultimately defined, the world I grew up in is much closer to that of someone born in 1980 than someone born in 2005.
    That's always been what I've said.

    Generations are typically defined by 20 years. But things didn't change as quickly and as much as they do now. Generations should almost be more like 5-7 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    That's always been what I've said.

    Generations are typically defined by 20 years. But things didn't change as quickly and as much as they do now. Generations should almost be more like 5-7 years now.
    Our CEO told us that 65% of the jobs that will be held by kids currently playing with toys have not yet been invented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Certainly wasn't my upbringing, but maybe that's because my dad wasn't a Baby Boomer. He was born in 1936, so whatever generation that is.

    I'd score 16 points and have 5 rebounds and 4 assists, but the first thing out of his mouth was how I needed to cut down on the turnovers because I had 2 and one was probably because our big man fumbled the catch lol. I don't mind at all that I was raised that way. At the time it was a little frustrating, but he was at every game, so no complaints.
    Always blaming the big man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpman4004 View Post
    Always blaming the big man
    Was wondering if someone would call me out on slipping that in there lol.

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