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In America, there are six living generations, which are six fairly distinct groups of people. As a generalization each generation has different likes, dislikes, and attributes. They have had collective experiences as they aged and therefore have similar ideals. The six living generations GI Generation.
They saved the world and then built a nation. Strongly interested in personal morality and near-absolute standards of right and wrong. Strong sense of personal civic duty, which means they vote. Marriage is for life, divorce and having children out of wedlock were not accepted. Strong loyalty to jobs, groups, schools, etc.
Age of radio and air flight; they were the generation that remembers life without airplanes, radio, and TV.
Most of them grew up without modern conveniences like refrigerators, electricity and air conditioning. Sometimes called The Greatest Generation.
Went through their formative years during an era of suffocating conformity, but also during the postwar happiness: Korean and Vietnam War generation. Pre-feminism women; women stayed home generally to raise children, if they worked it was only certain jobs like teacher, nurse or secretary.
Men pledged loyalty to the corporation, once you got a job, you generally kept it for life. The richest, most free-spending retirees in history. In grade school, the gravest teacher complaints were about passing notes and chewing gum in class. They are avid readers, especially newspapers.
Strong sense of trans-generational common values and near-absolute truths. Baby Boomers Baby boomers are the demographic of people who were born just after the Second World War; this would give the baby boomer generation an approximate date of between and World war two ended in aand as a rule of thumb baby boomers are the children who are born as the war ended, as families settled down again.
Buy it now and use credit. Too busy for much neighborly involvement yet strong desires to reset or change the common values for the good of all. Even though their mothers were generally housewives, responsible for all child rearing, women of this generation began working outside the home in record numbers, thereby changing the entire nation as this was the first generation to have their own children raised in a two-income household where mom was not omnipresent.
The first TV generation.
The first divorce generation, where divorce was beginning to be accepted as a tolerable reality. Envision technology and innovation as requiring a learning process. Tend to be more positive about authority, hierarchal structure and tradition.
One of the largest generations in history with 77 million people.
Instead of sitting in a rocking chair, they go skydiving, exercise and take up hobbies, which increases their longevity. The American Youth Culture that began with them is now ending with them and their activism is beginning to re-emerge.Watch video · When I got hired at Time, my co-workers hated me for cozying up to the editor of the magazine.
I talk to one of my parents every other day and depend on my dad for financial advice. The six living generations GI Generation. Born Children of the WWI generation & fighters in WWII & young in the Great Depression all leading to strong .
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By Michael T. Robinson Founder and Career Coach regardbouddhiste.com See our new article: Millenials, The Mystery Generation These are Western Cultural Generations. There is no definite answer to this one but the way our parents brought us up will reflect the style in which you'd bring your children up.
In my case, my mother's family were a bit over-protective of girls so when it came to me she encouraged me to be independent and assertive. Ream Family History - 9 Generations Your Lineage, Photos, and/or Ream Information Contributions are welcomed, please send them to me via EMAIL See lineages .