Identity is important, after all we are all unique individuals and we can shape ourselves in many different ways over our lifetimes but amongst the many labels we can’t shed is the generation we are defined by simply because of the year of our birth.
You might be defined as belonging to:
- The Lost Generation of 1890-1915
- The Interbellum Generation of 1901-1913
- The Greatest Generation of 1910 – 1924
- The Silent Generation of 1925 – 1945
- The Baby Boomer Generation of 1946 – 1964
- Generation X of 1965 – 1979
- Xennials for those that cross between 1975 & 1985
- Millennials or Gen Y of 1980 – 1994
- Gen Z of 1995 – 2012
- And finally Gen Alpha of 2013-2025
That’s a lot of generations and an awful lot of negative stereotyping. Perito argues that it’s time to consign these date/event defined categories to the historians and social sciences academics. Its time to bring us all together in the adoption of an all-encompassing term that makes sense in the new post-Covid 19 era.
How does ‘Generation Pan’ sound to you?