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Friday, January 17, 2014
To Be a Baby Boomer or Not?
by Kiley Skene
Has anyone ever automatically assumed that you are part of the baby boomers generation when you tell them you were born between the 1940s and the 1960s? A recent New York Times article “I May Be 50, but Don’t Call me a Boomer” written by Richard Perez-Pena states that “there is no baby boom generation.” There just weren’t “broadly shared cultural experiences that could bind together people across that whole span.”
According to Perez-Pena, the time era that many people consider to be the baby boomer generation should really be split into two different categories.
“The boom generation really has two distinct halves, which in my mind I call the Boomer Classic and Boomer Reboot. The differences between them have to do, not surprisingly, with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll – and economics at war,” Pena said.
To learn more about what separates these two categories, read the article here.