I got them too in 2nd wave GenX but didn’t think much of it. Actually that’s not true – it was good to come home with something. Did you hate those trophies, not think much of it, or glad for them?

I got them too in 2nd wave GenX but didn’t think much of it. Actually that’s not true – it was good to come home with something.

Did you hate those trophies, not think much of it, or glad for them?

 

I had mixed feelings. I think they experimented a LOT with my generation. Part was “thanks for giving me a loser trophy” but part was, “well, at least I got _something_”.
 
They also experimented with taking scores away in some sports when I was in school.
 
Of course we kept score anyway but since I wasn’t into sports, it took some of the pressure off.
I use Minecraft as a divide for Gen Z (but it’s up to you how you identify – that’s just my shorthand). I think of late Millennial as XBox heavy, Z as Minecraft / Roblox.
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  Watching now – thanks! I’ll have to listen for mine but GenX usually gets overlooked in these things. I suspect Z will get similar treatment as X – should be interesting to see.
  I see Z as very creative, different kind of ironic than Millennial irony (looks _similar_ but it’s more levels deep and I think less serious). I don’t see Z as conservative so much as less willing to get life-or-death into causes and idealism following this “thought leader” or another. Less culty, more subculture-y if that makes sense.Z’s more likely to play “spot the bullshit” better I think than Millennials could, but now I’m grossly stereotyping.
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 I love the meme world. Got a and I always tried to stay a few steps ahead of him in internet culture since he was 6 and experienced a lot in the process. Now he’s gotten a bit toxic but not terribly and even if a lot of memes are a bit racist, anti-women, etc, they’re not all about US politics (that was getting so old), and they’re mostly just humor. Weird debating communism/socialism/capitalism with a 12 yr old who knows more about it than me but he keeps my learning.
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 Thanks for the video btw – GenX got two mentions at least and it was well done. Millennials really got a bad rap. Did you know one US newspaper now suggests saying GenY instead of millennial, because millennials has been used as a slur word for too long.
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  ok you had similar 80s experiences to me Bobby. I didn’t mind them – better than nothing, but nobody mistakes it for winning, then or now.
  Must be different things in different areas. I was NJ suburbia, had my troubles but I always knew kids who had it worse, so I didn’t complain.
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 Oh the video was great! I mean millennials get a bad rap in too many other places. I got a small taste of future millennial problems. I couldn’t afford to finish college because scholarship and grants didn’t cover tuition. Was going into theoretical physics or developmental psychology but couldn’t stay long enough to get there.But my college had internet, safe spaces, otherkin, political correctness, boys and girls using the same bathrooms, and all the stuff the right complains about now, and that was back in 90/91 – and it was awesome.So when I see millennial complaints about boomers I can relate. I got to experience the start of a lot of it, good and bad.

  I’m 8-bit 2nd wave GenX – days of Atari, SuperNES, weird 80s music, first videogame music. I was *way* early. But I think it was my nephew + Minecraft that brought me back to life. Ran a MC server for 2 yrs – 2012-2014 ’cause he wanted one, but he was like 7. Ended up getting kind of popular-ish and the people that went on it STILL track me down and beg me to put it up again.57 diamonds on Planet Minecraft too. I was so proud.

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  Those were awesome times tbh. I think 2012-2014 were really good years for a lot of things. But I know a lot of this mess today will get cleaned up and skies will be bright again.
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