The Silent Generation … people born between 1925 and 1945.

The Baby Boomers … people born between 1946 and 1964.

Generation X … people born between 1965 and 1982.

Generation Y … people born between 1983 and 1997.

Why do we call the last group of people Generation Y? I had no idea until I saw this caricaturist's explanation. Double click on the picure below. A picture is worth a thousand words … 🙂

Gen y

19 thoughts on “Generation Y

  1. Ha! Ha! Ha! What a scream! I will never be able to keep a straight face again the next time I see this group of people. Good one, Mark! I needed a laugh this morning. 🙂

  2. ack so true lol.
    I’m a gen y’er but my dress sense is a bit better than that lol.
    We seem to spend a lot of time utilising technology
    I cant go anywhere with out my phone and the internet lol!
    Thanks Pastor Mark

  3. Hey Bianca, neither can I and I’m a Baby Boomer! Perhaps technology is the thing that bridges the generation gap. LOL

  4. I think when it comes to technology, especially SMS, Facebook, twitter, etc, there is a Generation-C “Connected” and it spans many age-groups.
    While we are on the subject, I think there are some evangelism oportunities in this space as well, and not just for the Gen-Y crowd. We are ambassadors for Christ no matter what the medium or technology or age-group.
    Just my two cents.

  5. Yes Technology maybe the thing that connects us all even though we all do it various ways.
    Social networks as well as chatrooms.
    I love teaching the older generation how to use technology it fascinate them lol!
    Great to see I’m not the only one that cant live with out my phone! 😛

  6. I also think they are called Generation Y because they asked:
    – Y are we here?
    – Y the other generations do not understand me?
    – Y not?
    why? why? why?

  7. Jeff, that’s hilarious and very clever 🙂
    As for myself, I belong to the, “Silent Generation.” Better not say too much or make too much noise.LOL

  8. Lol Its because Y comes after X and the next generation is the Z and not sure what comes after that.
    But I’m sure God can use mne even though I am a Y’er to witness to other Y’ers lol

  9. Jeff and Bianca, STOP IT LOL!
    The both of you will kill me with laughter!
    I laugh so much that I can hardly sit in front of my computer without holding onto the desk, lest I fall.
    I have not had such a good laugh for a very loooong time.
    Bless you both!!!

  10. You Laughed awsum My job here is done lol.
    Its great to have a good laugh!
    Now conjuring another plan to make you laugh lol since you havent laughed in a long time Mwhahaha
    Yup I’m a gen Y’er and I love it!
    I thought what comes after gen z lol
    Its generation AA hopefully it wont stand for alcoholics anonymous.

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