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Does separating people into generations serve a purpose?

Asked by SwanSwanHummingbird (1270points) January 22nd, 2014 from iPhone

I’m not sure there is a valid reason to mark the passing of time in terms of generations of people being alike in some way. Baby Boomers, Gen X, the new Millennials, are we any more alike because of our generation as opposed to being alike because of the state/country we live in, or what type of food we like.

Does the idea of a generation tell us something about each other? If so, do you personally identify with a generation? Do you think of others in terms of a generation? Not age, but the culture at a person’s date of birth.

How do you define the generations?

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SwanSwanHummingbird's avatar

Please remove. Double question.

rojo's avatar

No it is only a way to mark the progression of time. That and give the networks something to report on when the government is not being overly aggressive.

rojo's avatar

Um, also, see previous questions answer.

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