What can be said about generations that hasn’t already been made up, through random samples, by people who lack a degree in any science, never mind sociology? That is what we’re going to attempt to explore in this essay by doing some real analysis and sorting the chaff from the wheat from someone who has actually attended college and knows how sociology works.
WHAT IS A GENERATION
A generation is defined as a period of twenty years of child births that result in some level of alleged similarity between human beings belonging to this arbitrary system that makes little more sense than the bullshit astrogeology or religion that morons tend to buy into. The idea behind a generation, besides time of birth, is apparently the way of the world at the time someone is born. You know, much like how mars in retrograde impacts gullible people and lunatics use the full moon to blame for their actions or even how some idiots think your magical body energy feels like another generation entirely, unlike Rainman, these people are not idiot savants, they’re just dull. These are the two major things that we’re going to look at and put into perspective in regards to those born into these generations and also what is and isn’t nature vs nurture.
FUCK YEAH, SCIENCE BITCH
It is important to remember that no one cared about generations prior to the baby boomers and that was important to keep track of in regards to social security, whilst Gen X was only slightly monitored by the government, but with little to care about. Mostly this bullshit comes from marketers looking to make sales and helplessly inept people who don’t understand individual people’s psychology, so they hop on the internet and read the first douchenozzle that created a post, confirming their bias and accepted it as fact. If you don’t match their mold, they suffer sever cognitive dissonance and cannot reason why you are the exception, so it is important to note that most idiots giving a fuck about this shit are predominately sensing types in the MBTI, except they don’t accept the MBTI as a fact, since it is theory and a lot of Sensing types despise theory. Instead, they like to go on personal experience, which one does not inviolate. Sadly for them, we’re what you call intellects and that means personal anecdotal evidence doesn’t count as fact. Now, if there was a way to quantify these things as truths, we could start to consider them as potentially having merit. One should not consider anecdotal the same as observational. Observational is that which is discernible by anyone within the world, it isn’t limited to just one person’s experience. The thing with these sensors is that, their precious experience they’re drawing upon, besides being the hallmark of a giant cuckholded racist prick, is that it lacks falsifiability. Science looks for falsifiability in regards to that which it considers in regards to hypothi. An example of falsifiability is all apples are green. Even if all observable apples are indeed green, it cannot be 100% true that there isn’t red apples.
GENERATIONS II-ELECTRIC BOOGALOU
We’re going to be discussing three primary generations, whilst temporarily leaving Gen Z out of this, as we will get to them by the end of the article. Right now, we’re dealing with Baby Boomer, Generation X and Millennials, the three generations with the most “adults” within the workforce.
What years are these generations born into? Good fucking question, because no one has any real data that makes sense in order for it to be a valid truth hood. Let us look at the book, generations, that claimed to have started it all and then extrapolate to that, with the common and more accepted answers that are mindlessly floating all over the internet.
Generations defined Boomers as 1943-1960, Gen X as 1961-1981 and Millennials as 1982-2004. This may seem different from the years you’re used to, since, much like religion, any asshole with an internet connection and an opinion can hop on, write an article at a 4th grade level, back it up with no real data and have it become easily accepted by the masses who eat this claptrap up. In other words, every idiot thinks they’re an expert, much to the chagrin of those of us who have actually put effort into studying. More common versions of the age ranges put Boomers up to 1964, Gen X from 1966-1982 and Millennials from 1983 until about 1996 or so. These age ranges are easier to work with then the book generations, which is a fantastic work of fiction, with its only equal being L.Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics.
Here is a venn diagram of generations with overlaps between them and the same tropes they used over and over again, in regards to the generations:
As you can see, a lot of these are easily due to personality types as opposed to rearing. How does independent thinking come about through rearing alone? How about herd mentality? What type of parent would force their child to be a sheep? While some attribute the school system for attempting to force herd think on the child, clearly from one look on the internet, there are plenty of millennials thinking independently. This is falsifiability in action and because we cannot be sure of any one individual’s upbringing, the only conclusion we can draw from the “evidence” is that either the person was born this way or learned the behavior. If they’re born this way, it is most likely from personality type. For instance, the Gen X personality type is made of four different intuitive on the Myers-Brigg’s with the remainder of Millennials being akin to sensing types. Raring would have very little to do with these traits as they would, without a doubt, have been innate in the individual from birth. Albeit, the MBTI is really more of a system, then a collection of traits, but I do think, the system impacts some traits, but can be altered of course. Sensors do not tend to be comfortable with theory, but some can understand it well. This isn’t really a paradox, since a sensors system, combined with say, a higher intelligence, may confer such ability on the personality. No one really bothered to factor in the personality types in regards to generational discrepancy and I think that plays a major problem in regards to how and why people seem to have overlap and confliction in regards to discussion on the individuals that are sampled.
THE GIST OF IT
Now that we have that out of the way, we need to get into the crux of my article, which is, the MBTI is ultimately responsible for the generational discrepancies and the generations should be turned into personality types and dispense with the rearing bullshit, since very little is discernible from the untrained person, in regards to a person’s background.
Hitherto, we’ve had only someone’s personal testimony to relay on from a second hand source. In other words, no one has bother to check the veracity of the claims in regards to the sampling of people that took part in nonexistent studies. These have never been the backbone of science, nor have they ever contributed to anything outside of the odd whack job article, riddled with typos, written at a 4th grade level and slapped onto the internet with little thought put into the implications of such. Now we have a deeper understanding of how science should work in regards to these types of hypothi, but not a single one on the internet hold ups to snuff. Much like fake news is now abhorrent, we should also look at pseudo-science the same way and extirpate that from our lives as well. If you choose to indulge yourself in such piffle, that is up to you, but do not expect everyone to be peachy keen on your ignorance, nor should it be accepted enmass. Just because you’re unable to think critically, doesn’t mean everyone is like yourself. Solipsism plays a small factor in such atrocities against the thinking mindset and colleges really need to do back to teaching critical thinking, but I digress.
Furthermore, we should demand more from studies if they’re going to claim to be such and ask for and demand more of these people evidence. I was able to, in less than 10 pages, showcase everything wrong with generational bullshit, but these people cannot even add real data to supplement their experience? The generational gaps being reworked to become personality types as opposed to years of birth, as it would make a lot more sense and even help within the workforce. Not everyone needs to be told what to do and some people work better in groups, these are traits that we can observe, but cannot really have much to do with upbringing and while we cannot always appreciate the nuance in the differences between us, we need to learn to accept them as parts of a system and genetic as opposed to things that can be changed. A tiger cannot change his stripes, nor can the thinker repress their thoughts.
Now, I turn my sights to Gen Z, whom are just really getting into adulthood, I don’t know shit from shinola about how they were raised and minus the few dullards on the internet eating tide pods, they are all different individuals and should be seen as such. They are a group of people, made up of different backgrounds, different personality types. Some match the core experience, some are outliers who don’t fit the mold. Some of them are young right now and some are mentally old. Regardless of the pattern, let us learn from our past mistakes and correct course while we can, because our future depends on these kids being heard and given an opportunity to shine and the only way to do that is give them a hand up, because they seem to have quite a hand on what is going on and an ability to bring that message to the world, let us give them the chance no one was willing to give the other generations and hear them out whilst wishing them luck, so they won’t be stuck betwixt a rock and a hard place in their adulthood!