Generations

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Inside the corrosive new generational blame game

The generational divide is society’s new battleground, pitting boomers against millennials and everyone in between. Who’s really to blame?
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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
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Why this month’s Maclean’s magazine has two covers

Our editorial: Generational friction is cyclical. It’s with that in mind, the magazine this month captured two faces of a multi-sided conflict.
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’Directionless and lost’: What it means to be a millennial

Alicia Elliott: "We’ve become a generation of Cinderellas, told to wait for a glass slipper that no longer exists"
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?
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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."
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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
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What is ’Generation Alpha’?

Yes, we’re back to the beginning of the alphabet. But with their brains and interconnectedness, the next generation has a huge head start.