Generation X

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What defines your generation? 16 Canadians weigh in

Prominent baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials and Gen Zs speak up about what it means to be from their cohort
Don Gillmor in his home office. (Photograph by May Truong)

’We had good intentions but we fell short’: What it means to be a baby boomer

Don Gillmor: We strived for a better world. And then we grew up. And now, politically, the world looks like the episode of ’The Simpsons’ where the dim-witted Homer blows up Springfield.
Jenniffer Meng in her bedroom. (Photograph by May Truong)

’Don’t you see yourself in us?’: What it means to be Gen Z

Jenniffer Meng: When other generations see students expressing discontent with budget cuts to education or raising awareness about rising temperatures, I wonder, do they not see what we are fighting for?

Why intergenerational warfare is a mug’s game

Anne Kingston: It stokes stereotyping and ageism, and dehumanizes at a moment when collaboration and cooperation are needed. Who needs it?
Sharon Bala in her St John’s home. (Photograph by Heather Nolan)

’Self-sufficient and unassuming’: What it means to be Gen X

Sharon Bala: "Half a century on, Gen X remains undefined, evading categorization, unwilling even to raise our hands during roll call. Children of the Silent Generation, perhaps it’s fitting that ours is invisible."

Who are baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z?

Tastes and habits may vary from person to person, but every cohort has its calling cards
Teenager play on his Xbox 360 games console. Image shot 2010. Exact date unknown.

The real reason crime is falling so fast

How social media obsession, smartphone addiction, and even violent video games are, surprisingly, making us safer
young money

Study confirms Millennials are "Generation Me"

Twenty-somethings value fame and money over community
Hamish Linklater

’The Future’ looks, well, depressing

This quirky, insightful dramedy is a cautionary tale for aimless thirty-somethings
mother and daughter

Majority of Canadians aged 20 to 29 live with parents

Huge social differences between Gen X, Gen Y and Boomers