When they get laid off, they don’t get angry (like we did)— they adapt. Gen Y music, movies, even their clothes: so conservative! society, politics, even the movies hated us—remember all those evil child horror movies like The Omen and It’s Alive?
Millennials go along to get along in corporate America. Gen Xers, a self-deprecating generation from the beginning (what do you expect?
They’re much more into dating and being exclusive.”Greenberg has also noticed teens opting for less-revealing prom dresses than in the recent past.
“In general, I think the kids are more conservative, socially, and maybe one way it’s manifesting itself is by how they’re dressing,” she posits.
The Generation Gap of the 1960s and 1970s referred to the inability/refusal of “tune in, turn on, drop-out” Baby Boomers to relate to their stodgy “we survived the Depression and won World War II so turn down that goddamn rock ‘n’ roll” parents. —generation shooting anyone or blowing anything up. ) Writing in The New York Observer, Peter Hyman argues that Gen X and Gen Y shouldn’t be as cozy as they are. But I can’t afford a suit or an expensive dinner, thank you very much, Boomer scum.
Because even taking naiveté into account and the fact that a lot of Generation Z’s ideas could shift as they mature, “The type of difference we’ve been seeing is dramatic,” he says.
“Generation Z is looking a bit more like baby boomers, which is really wild.
Still, the general sense is that of young throwbacks, particularly when it comes to certain social behaviors.“It’s absolutely true that they’re more likely to go with dates,” observes family and adolescent psychologist Barbara Greenberg of Connecticut.
“I think the ‘hookup culture’ is sort of on its way out.