“Thisurgetodefinegenerationsisalsoaboutayearningforacollectivememoryinanincreasinglyatomizedworld,atleastwheremygenerationisconcerned。

Indeed,wheretheMillennialstendtodefinethemselvesintermsofthewaytheylivenow,peopleinmycohortfindfellowshipmoreinwhathappenedinthepast,clingingtoculturaltotemsasthoughoursharedexperienceswillsomehowleadustobetterfigureoutwhoweare。

TheInternetislitteredwithquick-hitnostalgiawebsiteslikeI’mRemembering,whichpostspicturesoftoysandTVcharactersandoldphotosfromthe’80sand’90s。

Certainly,discoveringthatsomeoneelsealsohadaCabbagePatchKiddoesimmediatelycreateasenseofsharedhistory,nomatterhowsuperficial。

ThisalignsusmorewithGenX,whichhasalsoalwaysbondedthroughnostalgia。

Millennials,ontheotherhand,seemtobealwayslookingforward,imbuedwithasenseofoptimismandhopethattousreadsasnaive。

”?

—?

DoyoustraddlethelinebetweenGenerationXandMillennial?

ThenyouareamemberofGenerationCatalano,accordingtosomeladyinherearlythirtieson?

Slate。