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Participation Trophies

Published by Iain Aschendale in the blog ...from a dark place. Views: 124

The Baby Boom generation is generally defined as people born between 1946 and 1964.

My generation, Generation X, is defined as people born between the early to mid-1960s to the early 80s.

Millenials don't have as sharp of lines, but I've seen 81-96 when I looked around. So let's put that on the back of the envelope.

So if we define childbearing age as between, say, 18 and 35 (yes, it is creeping upwards, and yes, creeps have managed to push it downwards since time immemorial, but let's just go with that range, shall we?) an older boomer (my mother, for example) could have spawned a mid-range Gen Xer like me (she was born just after the war, I was born in 1971). A younger boomer, born in 64, could have a child who is outside even the range of the Millennials, having been born in 1964+35=1999.

So basically the whole Millennial generation is the spawn of the Boomers and the Gen Xers.

You think they gave the participation trophies to themselves?

You think participation trophies undermine recognition of real achievement?

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