According to population estimates released in April by the U.S. Census Bureau, Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation. Defined as those ages 18-34 in 2015 and now 75.4 million strong, they have surpassed the 74.9 million Baby Boomers (ages 51-69).
As a “Gen X-er”, I admit I found myself caught up in rhetoric and stereotypes for a time. In fact, like many, I was driven by a list real or imagined traits that were meant to define nearly 80 million people and put them in a neat, narcissistic little box. Now with time to reflect and remember that generations are analytical constructs, and in many ways reflect nothing more than a complex but less than precise mathematical algorithm, created as means of deriving a socially acceptable consensus delineating the border between one group and another, I would like to share my ideas and hopefully gain greater insights from your ensuing comments.
Read more of my story in the Huffington Post