Right between Baby Boomers and Millennials is Generation X, who has witnessed the various cultural and technological changes that have shaped modern society. This demographic, born between 1965 and 1980, currently includes those aged 43 to 58. Generation X is the first generation to embrace the Internet. As pioneers of the digital age, they quickly recognized the transformative power of this new technology. From the early days of dial-up to the rise of social media, Generation X has been instrumental in laying the foundation for our interconnected world. Typically, Generation Z is raised by Generation X parents. Let’s take a look at the facts about Generation X, also known as the forgotten generation.
1. “Generation X” became popular thanks to the book
He was the first generation of “baby boomers” to be given a name. In fact, behind this name lies a very simple story. II. When the soldiers returned to normal life after World War II, many babies were born in a short time😊 That’s why this generation was called baby boomers.
Generation X is named after author Douglas Coupland’s 1991 book (“Generation X: Tales for Accelerated Culture”). This book was about people who felt disconnected from the previous generation. When it was published, it had a big impact and the author became the father of Generation X. However, he was not the first to use the name.
2. There was a musical group called Generation X
Although Copeland popularized the name “Generation X”, he was not the first to coin the phrase. Two authors, Jane Deverson and Charles Hamlet, published a book called Generation X in 1964. The paper considers the British youth culture up to 25 years of that period. This book fell into the hands of a young musician, Billy Idol. The idol formed a group called “Generation X” inspired by him.
3. Also known as the “forgotten generation”.
This is because while the media constantly writes about baby boomers, millennials, and Generation Z, Generation X is relatively overlooked.
4. The most popular Generation X names are Mehmet and Fatma.
In fact, these two names were at the top of the “most used baby names” list from 1923 to 1990. In the 2000s, Mehmet and Fatma were replaced by Zeynep and Yusuf.
5. The number of people belonging to generation X is decreasing day by day.
Compared to Baby Boomers (75 million) and Millennials (83 million), there are far fewer Gen Xers. The Generation X population is estimated to be around 65 million.
6. They always yearn for the past
Are you aware that nostalgic films and TV shows from the 90s are being remade these days? The reason for this is Generation X nostalgia for the past. This generation probably misses the pop culture of the 80s and 90s. In the meantime, a “live” film based on the cartoon “The Little Mermaid” will be released. In addition, cult films such as Men in Black and Ghostbusters have recently been remade. We leave you to comment how good this situation is
7. They are associated with “cynicism”
In popular films such as Reality Bites and The Slacker, Generation X is often portrayed as disrespectful and hopeless. Not only in these films, but also in other products of popular culture, Generation X is shown as sarcastic and disrespectful people.
8. They like to be stable in business and personal life.
While some people have changed jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Generation X hasn’t been doing much of it. According to experts, most representatives of this group like stability in their personal and business lives, and this gives them a sense of trust.
9. Phone games are one of the indispensable things
Generation X grew up at a time when technology and the gaming world were rapidly evolving. The proliferation of smartphones has also made it easier to access mobile games. Thus, games could be played anytime, anywhere.
10. They use social media a lot.
Seventy-five percent of Gen Xers are active on social media like Facebook or YouTube. It’s not hard to believe when you think about our parents who are always on Facebook💕
11. They usually hold a managerial position at work.
If you work somewhere, your boss is probably from Generation X. As of 2018, this generation held 51 percent of the world’s leadership positions due to their work experience. However, it must be said that they are moving up the career ladder a little slower than boomers or generation Y.
12. Generation X rarely go to restaurants.
A 2019 study shows that only 23% of people who go to restaurants are Generation X. Unlike Generation X, Generation Y often eats outside.
13. Generation X had a sub-category called Xilenium.
But no more. This group is known to have been born between 1977 and 1983. This is a kind of “intermediate generation” that survived both before and after the digital revolution. The term xylenium was coined by Dan Woodman, a professor of sociology at the University of Melbourne in Australia, but was not widely adopted.
14. Although they do not go to restaurants, they love sandwiches and ready-made meals that are sold in the markets.
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