• Kat O'Sullivan

Solving the Generational Puzzle starts here

Updated: May 5, 2020

In our previous blog, we covered how the Stage of Life impacts each generation. This infographic provides an overview of some of the key factors that have influenced each generation. When talking about different generations, it's important to remember that they generalizations. Download infographics here.

The reality is, each generation has grown up in a different era, and has been impacted by different world events and social issues that shape how they see the world and help define their beliefs, feelings, and behavior. So, closing the generation gap starts with understanding and appreciating those influencing factors.

When I've dared to ask the question, "What if Millennials have it RIGHT?"" I'm often met with sighs and hear things like "OMG, I hope not."

Let's face it, when asked how we feel about a particular generation, especially the younger generations we probably go through a whole range of emotions.

These quotes about sum it up:

"Every generation wants to be the last. Every generation hates the next trend in music they can't understand. We hate to give up those reins of our culture. To find our own music playing in elevators. The ballad for our revolution, turned into background music for a television commercial. To find our generation's clothes and hair suddenly retro." (Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby)

"Those who stand for different causes during different generations often experience the same oppositions and the same difficulties as those of the previous and the next generations. That is the basis of history repeating itself." (Criss Jami)

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