This Generation Has the Gloomiest Outlook on Retirement
While age is just a number, social media platforms such as TikTok thrive on generation labels. They often play on the attributing stereotypes that go with them – mostly, in good humour.
Putting labels on everything can be confusing, especially regarding generational classification.
They can often cause a social media storm too, with Gen Z calling Millennials "cheugy", Boomers slamming people as "snowflakes", and blaming Netflix subscriptions for the youths' inability to purchase a home.
But the real question is: What generation do I belong to?
Gen Z is widely thought to be those born between 1997 and 2012.
Gen Z is the tech-savvy generation after being fully immersed in fast-paced digital growth throughout their lives. Tech is all they have ever known.
The generation is famed for their desire to change the world. In fact, a June 2020 study by Yubo showed that 86 per cent of American Gen Zers felt that peaceful protests and political demonstrations were needed to create significant change.
They are a highly politicised generation, with the likes of Greta Thunberg stepping in to challenge world leaders about climate change.
Greta Thunberg has a message for COP26 leaders: "You can shove your climate crisis up your arse!"\n\nWhat is your message for Greta?\n\n@GretaThunberg | #COP26pic.twitter.com/hQ5BlV3IAp
This generation is said to have been born from the mid-to-late 1920s until the early-to-mid 1940s.
They're called the Silent Generation because they were said to have been taught to repress their thoughts on current affairs. However, this era went on to play an incredible role in the growth of the civil rights movement.
Notable individuals who were born in this era include Martin Luther King, Jr., Bernie Sanders, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Malcolm X.
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