• Difference Between Generations
    Difference Between Generations
    Before we start, the baby boomers generation is the older group. The individuals who belong to this group have been born in a period from 1946 to 1964, and the generation Y or the Millennials are most likely their children.
  • The Main Characteristics Of Our Generation
    The Main Characteristics Of Our Generation
    Evolutionary changes are inevitable, and we all know that things change over time. Since the dawn of humankind, people were adapting to the conditions in the outside world, and the process of change is still ongoing.
Difference Between Generations

Difference Between Generations

In this article, we will go over a few distinct differences between two very characteristic generations – generation y and baby boomers.

Before we start, the baby boomers generation is the older group. The individuals who belong to this group have been born in a period from 1946 to 1964, and the generation Y or the Millennials are most likely their children.
There have been many different opinions as to who belongs to this group, but the majority agrees that it’s the people were born between 1980 and 1996.


Without further defining the groups, if you are interested you can find a more detailed description online, we will start stating the differences.
(Since I belong to the Millennials, I will refer to this group as ”us” and the baby boomers group as ”them”)

1. They worked hard for everything where we felt entitled to everything

This is a huge difference. This post-war generation didn’t have anything to rely on. When they wanted something, they had to work for it. They developed a lot stronger work ethic, and they were a lot more self-dependant than we are today.

Our generation relies on others too much. We expect others to do our work for us, and we’ve been babied by our parents but also the system. Only those who go past this obstacle will make it in life so work hard for the things you want.

2. They are much more likely to do what they are told and accept the rules whereas we are more rebellious

Since their growing-up, they have trusted that the society knows best what’s good for them. They didn’t question authority, and they lead pretty straightforward lives. They finished schools, colleges, went on to work from 9 to 5 and earned their pensions. And they were fine with it.


Us, well, we usually have a hard time listening to authority. We dislike the idea of trusting blindly that others know best what’s good for us, and we don’t like where our paths lead us. Most of us dislike the idea of working from 9 to 5 and paying off college debt, so we are slowly becoming more and more creative in the way we cope with life.

3. We want more, always, they are fine with what they have

They experienced many hardships in life. They learned that the resources are limited and that poverty is just behind the corner. They went through thick and thin, and they know how to cherish what they have.
We, on the other hand, never experienced hard times. We were given all we ever wanted, and we learned to live the good life. This is the reason why we don’t appreciate the simple things anymore. We simply got used to the idea of having everything, and as soon as we get something, we want something else.

4. They were beaten, we were given timeouts

This is the reason why most older people know how to behave and keep in line. There is nothing like tough love. We learned that we wouldn’t get punished too severely for our actions, and that’s why we have trouble listening to anyone.

The Main Characteristics Of Our Generation

The Main Characteristics Of Our Generation

Evolutionary changes are inevitable, and we all know that things change over time. Since the dawn of humankind, people were adapting to the conditions in the outside world, and the process of change is still ongoing.

The wheels of evolution are unstoppable, and that is why we can only “sit back and relax”, i.e. we have to accept the fact that our generation is different from the ones that were here before us and that the ones that are coming after us will also be unique and different from ours. The characteristics and attributes of each of these generations will be affected by a lot of factors, a lot of events and important moments, and the same thing happened to our generation as well.

For example, we now live in a highly technological society, or at least that is the case for the significant portion of the global population. The introduction of personal computers was a breakthrough, and our lives are now affected by computers in numerous ways. We depend on them more than we like to admit, and the Internet revolution further increased our dependency on computers, laptops, and software products. Also, the Internet left a mark on our understanding of the world, and we sometimes feel like we are all living in a small village. The speed with which we can contact somebody on the other side of the globe is astonishing, and this connectivity is the foundation for the movement of globalization.

Globalization is another mark of our generation, and this idea affects our political, social, business, and emotional worlds. One universal nation, with one language and one mutual understanding of the importance of cooperation, is something that is the essence of globalization, and people from all over the world are reaping the benefits of this ideological platform. For example, you can now run your business in Africa from your Brentwood, California office, and vice versa, and all you need to have is a stable internet connection and a laptop.

Similarly, mobile devices are leaving a strong imprint on our generation, and it seems that the Smartphone revolution is the next phase in our development. It is evident that this phase is already under way and that people are using smartphones and tablets in their daily operations, which means that we now have connectivity partnered with mobility. The need to be in touch with friends or to be informed about events is so strong in today’s minds that we are willing to spend many hours staring at the screens and scrolling through our newsfeeds. Social networks are also making a mark on our generation, and the popularity of social media is going stronger by the day. Even though some people claimed that computers make us anti-social, it seems that access to the Internet and a profile on Facebook is all you need in today’s world to get in touch with people and start socializing.

From the comforts of your sofa, your friends can hear about you, and you can learn a lot about them, and factors such as distance or weather are now losing their importance and relevance.

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