Now I'm confused. Am I a boomer or an X-er? The dates keep changing. Originally, boomers were born through 1964, now they're saying 1960. If that's the case, then I must be an Ex(X)-Boomer (born in '62). ;)
If you like late 70s disco/early 80s rock maybe you're an early X-er.
I am technically by broad brush stroke a boomer and by a more recent definition a Joneser (like you, born in '62). However, my parents were Silents who were wannabe boomers and largely lived like boomers. I was a latch key kid from age 10 onward. I am, predictably, far to the right of my parents politically, and, by my own judgement, am better grounded, more realistic and more positive than especially my dad, who still, I #@!#@ you not, still wears the peace medallion he picked up at an anti war march back in '70!
You are Generation X (1962 - 1981)
The Baby Booomers were origionally 1962 - 1981 but the media changed it to 1965. Now it's back to 1962.
The media dose this to make Bush look bad. Many people think Bush is responsible for Social Security going broke.
By making Generation X look smaller & the Baby BOomers look bigger it means less people are supporting more retirees.
They're doing the same thing on the other end of generation X. They're trying to push the ending date from 1981 to 1972. 1965 - 1972 (which the media wants us to believe is Generation X) is only 17 million Americans trying to support what they claim is 81 million Boomer retirees.
The real dates are...
Baby Boomers: 1946 - 1961 63 million Americans
Generation X: 1962 - 1981 70 million Americans
Generation Y: 1982 - 2001 76 million Americans
It's frusterating cause the media trys to change the dates. It took me A YEAR to find the real dates.
Not only that the media can't agree on what year they want to use. I've heard every year from '58 - '70 for Generation X's start and every year from '68 - '89 for it's end!!!
Hope I answered your ?
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