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skrayper
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"Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
Apparently, I would fall in this category (having been born between 1977 and 1983 - yeah, I'm old, STFU).

When I first saw the title, I thought to myself, "Well, this is likely bulls***, but I'll give it a read..."

Then saw this:

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Where Millennials were born and raised with technology, Xennials grew up outdoors and later grew with technological developments


And this:

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Xennials are tech-savvy, having come into the technology boom in their 20s, but had a childhood free of social media


But mostly this describes me to a fault:

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Professor Woodman said Xennials are a mix of the pessimistic generation X and the optimistic Millennials.


That odd bastardization of optimism and pessimism. Probably why in my youth I would bounce between Conservative and Liberal before finally figuring out I was Libertarian.

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Wtodd
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
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"Xennials"

Yeah more participation trophies


AuburnTigers
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
Identity politics


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CoachChappy
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
I was born in march of 84. I'm jumping in with this group.


Scruffy
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
Oh my god, this shite needs to end.

Stop trying to find a group to join.


4cubbies
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
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Oh my god, this shite needs to end.

Stop trying to find a group to join.


Everyone loves their labels.


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Shepherd88
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
I was born in '88 and grew up playing outside. My brother grew up in '91 and grew up playing video games. Millennials should be '90s and on.


skrayper
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
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Oh my god, this shite needs to end.

Stop trying to find a group to join.


Pretty much my exact thoughts whenever I see people dry humping their preferred political party on here, but whatever.


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Swoopin
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
I bet you follow your zodiac


AjaxFury
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
If you owned a Walkman at any point u shouldn't be considered a millennial imo


skrayper
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
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I bet you follow your zodiac


Witty. And no.

Unless you count my talent tree in Skyrim, then absolutely.


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Joshjrn
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
It's not a matter of finding a group to join, at least for most. However, to act as though the facts surrounding one's childhood have no bearing on someone strikes me as simplistic.

I was born in the mid 80's. I grew up playing outside until dark. If I wanted to call a girl, I had to call their one landline and get through her father. As I got older, I watched cell phones proliferate, then pay per use texts, then unlimited text. I had AIM as a teen, but Facebook didn't explode until I was in college, and even then for college students only.

In short, I was growing up while the world was changing at breakneck speed. That grants an interesting perspective when compared to those who were adults already when the tech revolution began and from those who grew up after and this is the only world they have ever known. Not right, wrong, better, or worse. But certainly different.
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RidiculousHype
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
People born in the 80's are the last generation in human history to grow up playing outside. Crazy to think about.


4cubbies
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
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People born in the 80's are the last generation in human history to grow up playing outside. Crazy to think about.



None of y'all have kids who play outside?


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STEVED00
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
Born in 1978

1. Grew up outdoors- Check
2. Didn't have 1st cell phone to after I graduated college - Check
3. Optimism/Pessimism crossroad - Check

I'm a proud Xennial


BulldogXero
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
I was born in 1989. I never liked playing outside very much, but I did swing on a swingset/tire swing like any kid.

My first video game console was the Nintendo Entertainment System. I didn't get a cell phone until the age of 12. My family didn't purchase a computer until the year 2002.

Whole lot of optimism in those Clinton years though.


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AggieDub14
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
'80 to '95 are millennials

I was born in 1991. I played outside a ton and I also loved video games. We had a computer when I was very young but didn't get the internet until 2001 or 2002.
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Jake88
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
You're a millennial, deal with it.


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TK421
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
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Yeah more participation trophies


Thanks baby boomers.


AggieDub14
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re: "Xennials" - the hybrid of Gen X and Millenials
Gen X made the trophies for their millennial kids. Boomers are not responsible for that lol.


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