Friday, August 8, 2008

Gen Y

If you've spent any time browsing my blog, you know that I've written before about postmoderism and how it affects my writing. I think it's impossible to grow up as a part of a generation and not be shaped by the cultural aura of the time. In fact, I sometimes feel that boomers don't always "get" what I'm writing about because they were born and raised in an era that felt and acted totally different from the era in which I was born and raised. Sometimes I can't help but find it overwhelming that we not only have to hurdle racial, ethnic, and gender divides, we also have to worry about generational issues. It's enough to give a girl a headache.

But before I get too philosophical, I thought I'd share a cartoon to start off your weekend with a laugh. FYI, in case you didn't know, here is where you fit:

The Silent generation, people born before 1945
The Baby Boomers, people born between 1945 and 1961
Generation X, people born between 1962 and 1976
Generation Y, people born between 1977 and 1989

If you're wondering, I'm Gen Y. Though I will say that there was never a time in my life when I considered myself young enough or cute enough to get by with jeans that showed as much as some girls like to flaunt. I guess I was one of the Gen Y prudes. :)

Makes me wonder, where do you fit? And, if you're X or Y (or later!) did your beltline ever creep so low???

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I'm a solid Gen X girl. And maybe even a "prude" in that one too. Just kidding.
    No, I tip-toe around the Gen Y for some reason. I write for teens and young adults, so maybe that's why?
    That was a cute cartoon -- had me laughing this Monday morning!!!! Thanks!