So the NYT ran an article called “Generation OMG” a couple of days ago.
Here’s my favorite part:
So while today’s high school and college students will be the ones creating the new public agencies and Internet infrastructures, Mr. Howe predicts, those who follow “will come of age wanting to participate in a system they trust and take for granted” — the next Silent Generation.
A distinction made between us Millennials (of which my littlest brother is either right on the cusp of or not even in, where as Aaron and I and the rest of our peers are solidly in) and the generation younger than us is striking. I’ve noticed that there is something different between my peers and the kids that I babysit for.
This recession / depression will only further this distinction. Most of the Millennials are now 18 or older – we, like Strauss and Howe predicted will change the world because of the time that we came of age – terrorism, 9/11, war, recession. The younger generation, they’re the next Silent Gen.
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