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My birth year was in 1995. How do I know if I'm a millennial or generation Z? What exactly is the difference between the two?

Asked by efoster7 (7points) February 16th, 2020

I have a clear memory of 9/11 and Katrina. On 9/11 I remember being in elementary school. My teacher was notified that our class had to leave the classroom. We did not learn what had happened until the entire school was gathered outside for a moment of silence. Balloons were passed out to be released in the air to acknowledge the victims. Our school held an emergency dismissal after that so I got picked up early. It will be something that I hope to never forget. I became an adult in 2013 and was able to drink in 2016.

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Caravanfan's avatar

What group do you want to be associated with? I’m on the border between Baby Boomer and Generation X. And what difference does it really make?

SergeantQueen's avatar

I was born in the year 2000 so I’m a Gen Z. I think I’m only a few years younger than the youngest of the Millennials if that makes sense. I think 1995 is Millennial. It could also be Gen Z. Lots of people argue on Millenials ending mid to late 90’s or Gen Z starting mid to late 90’s so I guess you choose

Mimishu1995's avatar

I’m going to get roasted for this, but astrology is pretty concerned about generations. In fact, generations are defined by the positions of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Apparently Millennial has Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn and Pluto in Scorpio, and Gen Z has Uranus in Aquarius and Pisces, Neptune in Aquarius and Pluto in Sagittarius. I was born in 1995 too and my birth chart has Uranus in Aquarius, Neptune in Capricorn and Pluto in Scorpio. So I consider myself belonging to the transit of both generations, leaning more to Millennial.

But seriously, why should I care in the end? My time on Fluther has taught me that “generation” is just a label. I have made friends with people who belong to much different generations from me. I’m just another human of the world.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Since I’m Scorpio and Pluto is no longer a planet where does that leave someone like me?

In all seriousness individually generational differences don’t mean much but on the whole they make a huge difference. There is a reason my grandparents hoarded cash and skimped on a lot. The memory of the great depression was right smack in the peak of their most formative years. I’m gen X and we are sandwiched between two very ideological generations. These peripheral things that are a backdrop to our worldviews can have a significant effect on how we think or act.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me In all seriousness individually generational differences don’t mean much but on the whole they make a huge difference.

That was my point too. From what I get from the question, the OP seems to be trying to find a generation to fit themselves in. The point I made about astrology is that each generation has different characteristics. But we shouldn’t be too obsessed about which generation to fit in.

ragingloli's avatar

You could go by the memes.
If you call people younger than yourself “entitled”, you area Boomer.
If someone older than you calls you “entitled”, you are a Millennial.
If you feel suicidal, you are Gen Z.

SEKA's avatar

You are you so it doesn’t matter which generation you are labeled as. I don’t care for labels, so just be the best you that you can be and let the others take on the labels

Sagacious's avatar

You come across as a Millenial.

SEKA's avatar

Do a google search. Millennials were born 1981–1996 and Gen Z born in 1997–2012. So, that indicates that you’re a millennial by birth. I still say just be yourself because labels mean nothing

KNOWITALL's avatar

Which do you feel describes you best?

I’m also Gen X and feel this is accurate.

Generation X is independent, resourceful, and self-sufficient. They value freedom and responsibility in the workplace. Many in this generation display a casual disdain for authority and structured work hours. They dislike being micro-managed and embrace a hands-off management philosophy.

SEKA's avatar

The OP is asking about Gen Z

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Yellowdog's avatar

As a demographic, Baby Boomers are 1945–1964 when a lot of babies were born after WWII. They were the original hippies. Generation X is 1965–1981, Generation Y and Z are millennials. Generation Y was born in the 1980s and early 1990s.Generation Z was born after 1996.

I don’t knw that there are any hard fast rules on this. I mainly go by radio / music audiences.

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