Differences between kids of the past vs kids of the internet generation [Infographic]

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So. Which category do you fall into and is the infographic right about you?

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  1. Mags

    [@Ed] “Although there may certainly be more college educated people in the millennial generation, it certainly does not mean they are smarter, most cannot and will not hold down a job and could not support themselves if their lives depended on it,”

    I somewhat agree with that. However, most of my complaint goes towards the deterioration of the education system, not the students themselves. I won’t go any further in an explanation as it would take too long.

    As for me, I was born in the second year of the boomers, and yes I’ve just hit retirement age this year. My son falls in either Gen X or Y. I’m more technically inclined with computers, whereas my son is more technically inclined with mobile phones. As for education, both of us went out to work after high school. I went to University as a mature student back in the 90′s. My son, while not going to University, has finally decided to follow his dream and will be entering Culinary School this fall. His reason for delay is that he wanted to pay for his education himself. He didn’t want to depend on Mom or Student loans to pay for it. He wants to finish his education debt free!

  2. Ed

    I fall right on the cusp of Baby Boomers and Generation X.
    Although I find the outdoor activity and television portion of the graphic to be pretty spot on, as far as the education portion of the graphic, I find it to be false.
    Although there may certainly be more college educated people in the millennial generation, it certainly does not mean they are smarter, most cannot and will not hold down a job and could not support themselves if their lives depended on it, therefore they move back home with mom and dad, work menial jobs and play on the internet during their free time instead of doing something constructive or try to better their lives.

  3. Seamus McSeamus

    I’m either a very young Boomer or a very old GenXer, depending upon where you draw the line. Anyway, I’d say I follow the norms for my age group in this chart, with some deviations. For instance, I depend on television only for my local news. National or international it’s all internet, because I can get the facts and not have to settle for opinion dressed up as news.

    I am also among those without a land line, and I always sleep with my cell phone on my nightstand. I haven’t always, but started doing so after we cancelled our land lines.