what generation are you? (POLL - VOTE)

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  • LCHIEN
    Internet Fact Checker
    • Dec 2002
    • 21101
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    what generation are you? (POLL - VOTE)

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    What's your generation?
    12
    Greatest Generation born 1900-1927
    0%
    0
    Silent Generation born 1926-1945
    8.33%
    1
    Baby Boomer 1946-1964
    83.33%
    10
    Gen X 1965-1980
    8.33%
    1
    Millennial 1981-1996
    0%
    0
    Gen Z 1997-2010
    0%
    0
    Gen Alpha born 2010-2024
    0%
    0
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions
  • leehljp
    Just me
    • Dec 2002
    • 8470
    • Tunica, MS
    • BT3000/3100

    #2
    As a sub-aspect of this is the cultural/lifestyle or specific family upbringing has on the generational categories. Example, we took our kids, age 12, 8, & 2 (at the time) to Japan with us in early '86. That completely took them out of Euro-America cultural context and actually moved their "generational" characteristics back one generation. Our then 12 year old, now 51, acts and thinks more like a baby boomer; the then 8 year old is in-between baby boomer and Gen X, while the then 2 year old (born in 83) is more Gen X than Millennial.

    An interesting conversation and research took place when our oldest daughter was working on one of her Master's Degrees - her professor made the statement that everyone has one primary cultural affiliation, regardless of ethnicity. My daughter said that was not correct. Professor said he got his PHD on that issue. Daughter called me and asked I had some books on the issue. I did have one and had links to others on the subject of "Third Culture Kids" - children raised in a cross between 2 or 3 cultures - with none dominate but all equal. Her professor was totally surprised by that and listened to her input.

    How close a family keeps their kids as a part of "family" - determines how much or how well the parent's values are passed on to the children, and that determines or prevents to some degree how much current cultural norms affect the child in the generation that they are born. The other half of the equation is specific personalities of the kids, but each personality style can be affected?effected? by teaching style.
    Last edited by leehljp; 05-10-2024, 07:23 AM.
    Hank Lee

    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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    • LCHIEN
      Internet Fact Checker
      • Dec 2002
      • 21101
      • Katy, TX, USA.
      • BT3000 vintage 1999

      #3
      Yes, I was thinking as I worked on this that this generation thing esp. going back a ways (first three) is a distinctly American deal... But maybe not so much now with Gen Alpha kids growing up on the internationally connected internet. Its dependent on how isolated their country's culture was at the time.


      Loring in Katy, TX USA
      If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
      BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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      • cwsmith
        Veteran Member
        • Dec 2005
        • 2745
        • NY Southern Tier, USA.
        • BT3100-1

        #4
        I'm in the 'silent generation', born in July 1944. I wonder why we are labeled "silent" as certainly most all of my classmates and even my older cousins were quite verbal, especially when speaking out against the Vietnam War, Segregation, and for Civil Rights as well as promoted all that Rock n Roll noise and 'hot-rods' .

        CWS
        Think it Through Before You Do!

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        • LCHIEN
          LCHIEN commented
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          I think it's because they let their actions speak for them?
      • mpc
        Senior Member
        • Feb 2005
        • 982
        • Cypress, CA, USA.
        • BT3000 orig 13amp model

        #5
        Born right at the end of the "Baby Boomer" range. I'm not quite 60 yet!

        So far, the survey results (9 votes) confirm that traditional hobby activities aren't as popular with today's youth. I see similar things in the car world... not as many folks interested in learning how to work on their own cars and maintain them to save money. Other than buying megawatt sound systems for them.

        mpc

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        • LCHIEN
          LCHIEN commented
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          There might be some bias in the results.
          If you assume half the people here are here because of the BT3000/3100 clones, that were sold 20-30 years ago then that ages the population some - people with newer model saws will be steered to other sites. And the people that visit this website have more time. Dads/woodworkers with kids, families and rising careers don't have the leisure time to spend on this kind of hobby and esp. visiting this kind of website.
      • dbhost
        Slow and steady
        • Apr 2008
        • 9256
        • League City, Texas
        • Ryobi BT3100

        #6
        I am clearly GenX. However I am a bit surprised that there aren't more of us Gen X folks here...
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        • leehljp
          Just me
          • Dec 2002
          • 8470
          • Tunica, MS
          • BT3000/3100

          #7
          As far as aging goes: I was born in '47; LOML was born in '49. When people look at us like we are old, I tell them "We sure ought to be! We were both born in the first half of the last century!"

          That does sound old!
          Hank Lee

          Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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          • twistsol
            Veteran Member
            • Dec 2002
            • 2912
            • Cottage Grove, MN, USA.
            • Ridgid R4512, 2x ShopSmith Mark V 520, 1951 Shopsmith 10ER

            #8
            I'm one of the last boomers born at the tail end of 1964. My 3 daughters are all millennials and my oldest once told me that people expect so little of millennials that putting out any effort at all makes you look like a superstar.
            Chr's
            __________
            An ethical man knows the right thing to do.
            A moral man does it.

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            • LCHIEN
              Internet Fact Checker
              • Dec 2002
              • 21101
              • Katy, TX, USA.
              • BT3000 vintage 1999

              #9
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              added to my chart, some of the shaping influences.
              Loring in Katy, TX USA
              If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
              BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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