In The Overall Scheme of Things Does Generation Title Really Matter?

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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 Millennialor 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.



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Comments (3)

Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

John, your family sounds wonderful. Each generation teaches another one some of their values and you hope, in the end, they come out like your family. That's it with my grandchildren, they teach me things that might not have been possible in the past. I am referring to those days where children were "seen not heard." That all changed with the "boomers" I believe.

Jun 03, 2015 07:25 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® Ha! I know what you mean about learning from our younger generations. Seems like they have a lot to share and they're very wise old souls in so many ways.

On another note I actuallly sponsored  my oldest son's 8th grade class on entrepreneurship with a kids call in talk radio show that actually aired on a local AM radio station and ran for 3 months. They begged us to extend because the show was getting so popular. But it was getting in the way of their other school work.

The name of the show? "Kids Heard But Not Seen"

Jun 03, 2015 08:10 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I don't know. My 2 year old grandson taught me some of the features not obvious on iPhone.


Jun 15, 2015 12:56 PM