No Real Substance

I’ve got writers’ block. Actually it’s more writers’ diarrhoea – lots coming out but little, if anything, of real substance.

One thing. I did a talk this morning about ‘prediction’ and the other speaker mentioned that he thought the ‘generations’ were becoming extinct. He might have a point. Is there really any difference nowadays between Gen Y and Gen Z (millennial, iGen, new silent generation – whatever you want to call them)?

Back in the 1950s there was a big shift in the way that teens behaved versus their parents. Since about 2000 the generations have been converging.

I think this is an interesting argument, but I do believe that, for the time being at least, there are still major generational differences between Boomers and X’ers or between X’ers and Gen Y. Where there is less difference is between Y and Z, although even here I could argue that there is as much difference within Y and Z and there is between Y and Z or between X and Y.

See. I told you it had no substance.

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One Response to No Real Substance

  1. Jeff says:

    It’s an interesting notion and probably an example of overall cycle compression and accelerating change.

    Perhaps a less languid experience during formative years and the necessity for all to adapt more rigorously throughout a lifetime is blurring some edges.

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