Generation Z: ‘We have more to do than drink and take drugs’
They drink less, take far fewer drugs, and have made teenage pregnancy a near anomaly.
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What’s her biggest time stealer? “Social media.” Babalola toggles between Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, although she rolls her eyes at the mention of Facebook...
The Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964)
- Invented: free love.
- Known for: benefiting from free university education, a prosperous jobs market and robust economic growth.
- Big on: telling each other that if you remember the 1960s, you weren’t really there.
“But they’re also more socially aware and see themselves as part of a global community. It’s easier to get and feel connected to someone in Africa or Asia and share concerns about climate change, for instance.”
Generation X (born 1965-1981)
- Invented: irony, McJobs and disaffected slackerism.
- Known for: their diet of MTV, rave culture and indie films.
- Big on: reminiscing about 1988’s second summer of love.
“I just want what previous generations have had: you work hard, you reap the rewards of that. Sometimes I feel a bit hopeless..."
Millennials (born 1982-1995)
- Invented: avocados and overly elaborate coffee orders.
- Known for: making “hipster” a dirty word and sending selfies mainstream.
- Big on: blaming Boomers for dismantling the concept of free university education, homeownership and jobs for life.
“I don’t expect to have one full-time gig; my career won’t be defined by one job. I know I’ll have to do stuff I don’t enjoy to be able to do passion projects that I do.”
Generation Z (born 1996-2016)
- Invented: the ability to hold a conversation and simultaneously scroll through their phones.
- Known for: being globally connected and politically anxious.
- Big on: experimenting with gender and sexual spectrums.