In The Overall Scheme of Things Does
Generation Title Really Matter?
I've recently been reading a lot of fodder on various posts and news articles about "Generation Identification". But In The Overall Scheme of Things Does Generation Title Really Matter?
It seems as though many Real Estate Professionals as well as other groups, i.e. businesses, organizations, etc. feel the need to characterize or catagorize
an individual by the year they were born in. What I'd like to know is whether or not there seems to be any real scientfiic, demographic or even psychographic significance to all this?
All I can say is as a Father of 5 beautiful children, 3 girls and 2 boys, 4 of which are Xer's and 1 which is a Millennial (who is our youngest son) who've bestowed upon us 14 beautiful Grandchildren 3 of which have been branded Mellenneals and 11 who according to a recent post have transcended from Zer's to all of a sudden Boomlets, that when we're all together as one big happy and fantastic family none of those SUB TITLES really matter.
I don't think I can recall once ever introducing any of my parents as, "I'd like you to meet my 93 year old "Greatest Generation Mother", or any of my 4 X-Gen's and one Millennial, or any of my 14 Boomlets as anything but my parents, children and/or grandchildren.
In the overall scheme of things when we're all together as a family the TV is usually off unless there's some significant sporting event or concert and the laptops and I pads are usually not visible.
Now that's not to say that every member of my family including my 1-3 year old Grand-kids don't have access to and know how to use an IPhone (in many cases better than most of us "Baby Boomers") and aren't playing some sort of game or texting their friends.
But at the end of the day they know when to put them away, stand around in a big circle and say grace, work their way through the buffet line, sit down at any number of our eating venues be it the grand dinning room table, the bar in the Great room or under an umbrella at any number of our outdoor eating and relaxing areas.
I guess where I'm going with all this is regardless of what each generation is called or how they are described when it comes to a multi-layered family it's all one big lovely and well blended group of terrific folks whatever or however we choose to describe them.