Generation X's Impact On Culture And Generation

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Culture and generation Popular culture is a combination of concepts, beliefs, slogans, images and other facts that a given culture and generation is identified with. The concept came into being between the 1990s and early 2000 before the shift in the millennium where the millennial culture came into being. The youths from previous generations up to the current one show a lot of contradictions in the culture they embrace. A generation is a group of individual living and experiencing events in the same set of time and consequently each generation has special characteristics created by the occurrences in their lives. The generation of individuals born between the 1960s to the 1980s, were nicknamed as the generation x. The movie, Love Jones…show more content…
Their culture is so different; in fact they never match these results to problem in families and society at large. The kind of music for the born 1960 to 1980 is rock while that one for the current generation ranges from a new form of rock to hip-hop which is so different both in the lyrics and videos in terms of message and decency. The generation x culture conditioned people to be responsible for themselves and for their siblings and this ensured they grew in responsible persons ,upholding values set by the society unlike the millennial generation who are careless and lazy especially now that the Internet usage is wide spread. They have become extremely lazy and self loving. Additionally , divorce is very common today and this shows that the culture in this generation is also self –centred as they have no tolerance of their partners. They have been pampered by their parents and for this reason they are not naturally equipped with the necessary social skill required to endure in the daily endeavours. I personally have experiences with both the generations and there is a gap that needs to be filled. The millennia’s have to norms to guide them and when they are given any they treat it with utmost ignorance. The cultures from the generation x can be borrowed for use by the millennial generation to avoid the social…show more content…
My sample size was to reflect each group. My interview was not based on a rigid prior set questionnaire, but I personally had to ask questions whose answers suited my interests. Students from my university acted as my respondents from the millennial generation, while the staff member from my university as well served as my generation X. My goal was to establish the difference between the culture depicted by the millennial generation and that of the generation x. Once i have the findings, I can strongly borrow good things from both the generations’ culture and make one culture that will make the current generation better cultured persons and to help offset the conflicts over culture between the generations. The generation x thinks they had better culture and always fight the millennia’s who are also the new generations. From the interview I noticed that the individuals belonging to generation x though that the current generations have embraced cultures that have brought a lot or disintegrations among society members who claim that despite the fact that their parents left them without notice and they had to care for themselves together with their siblings, it did not hinder them from loving their parents. Unlike the current generation who have access and ability to sue their parents in cases like abandonment or if a child felt that a punishment was
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