“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” George Orwell, the famous English author, once said. The question, though, is Generation Y going to be moving our society forward or making our society worse? Generation Y thinks that they are the smarter generation and are the best, but they wouldn’t be the way they are, if it was not for the Baby Boomers and Generation X. The generations before them are the ones that taught and influenced us. Therefore, what makes Generation Y a unique generation is, how they were raised and how they will change the world.
Generation Y happens to be a large and different type of generation. Generation Y does not like to be stereotyped or put in a category, but there is no denying that all Ys have certain things in common. The actual definition of Generation Y is: the generation born in the 1980’s to 2000, compromising primarily the children of the Baby Boomers and typically perceived as increasingly familiar with digital and electronic technology. (Oxford Dictionaries) Generation Y has been called several names, and while some of those names stuck others did not. They have been named Echo Boomers, Boomerang Generation, Peter Pan Generation, Internet Generation, and the most liked and common name, the Millennials. Before Generation Y, the largest generation was the Baby Boomers, who were born 1946 to 1964. Now Generation Y “[is] the largest generation in America’s history, and they want to make a contribution” (Rainer & Rainer 7). Having the largest generation will automatically make them out of the ordinary and make people be on the watch out for them.
The world has never seen a generation like Generation Y; they…
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