The other day, I herd someone mentioned that I was part of “generation y”. To me, I thought this is some sort of righteous way to belong created by a person who needed to feel important. But I searched and searched and generation y is the term for people born between 1982 and 2000.
We were the kids who watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
We were the kids who watched Sailor Moon.
We were the kids who grew up with a home computer.
As I took time to contemplate about the fellow generation y’ers I came to realize many things. Our technology became way more advance than any technology before. We went from eight-track tapes to iPods. Our video game systems started with Atari and now we have multiple game systems that we can play with people who live across the world in live action. Our generation saw the home phone system become obsolete. We have Ondemand and Netflix.
Does anyone remember those heavy floor model television sets?
Our generation single handedly saw industrial work almost dissipate from U.S. soil to be replaced by office work and customer service. The beginning of the dot-com era soared in and gave “nerds” the opportunity to become instant millionaires. Who would of thought that Booger and Poindexter would have became instant chick magnets, in the ‘80’s.
Generation y revamped the way the world is looked at. To be honest, it doesn’t matter who is the most powerful nation anymore. That form of world domination is over. Google runs the world, not the US or Russia or China. Money is exchanged via PayPal accounts not with a written check, and housemothers can purchase stock from home along side wall street stockbrokers.
We kicked the teeth in of old rules and ideologies to pave our own way for the future. Just like Nirvana kicked the teeth in of the old lingering hair bands, of the ‘80’s, then we took it and ran off with it.
Generation y 'ers carry laptops, we get our news through trending topics on twitter, we tweet, we setup wine to reach boards to socially chat and drink with friends we never met face to face. Our definition of a friend is someone who wants to follow you on facebook.
Some of us may still live in our parents basement and may not have a job, but we are the first to whom the generation x ‘ers and baby boomers run to when they can’t get their pictures to upload on their computer or if they have an error message on their desktop.
I’m proud to be a generation y ‘er and can’t wait for more great things to happen from our generatio