The Greatest Generation. Baby Boomers. Gen-X. Millennials.
The idea of categorizing people in our society by generations is a uniquely recent phenomenon and as nice and tidy as it sounds, placing people into a historical box isn't so easy. For much of our history, events and culture proceeded at a leisurely pace; people born in 1900 lived a lot like people born in 1800. Maybe it’s a way for us to try to understand and cope with the blistering rate of societal and technological change thrust upon us in this century but as much as we'd like them to be, the boundaries between contemporary cultural cohorts just aren't that clear.