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Xillennials: The Last Great Generation

The Boomer's kids

Eighties babies are a remarkable generation. People born in the late 70's and early 80's have witnessed significant historical events and technological advancements. They grew up in a world without smartphones and the internet, but they were the first to experience personal computers, video games, and MTV. They enjoyed classic cartoons like Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry and listened to iconic musicians like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Prince. With the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, Eighties babies have been the last great generation before the digital age. They cherish their childhood memories of the past and continue to be nostalgic about the trends and culture of their time.

Cast of 90's sitcom "Dinosaurs"

Xillennial Thots podcast debuting soon, our focus will be the impact, or lack thereof, of individuals born in the late 70s and early 80s on modern society. I refer to this group as Xillennials because they were born between Gen X and Millennial generations. The major disconnect between the two generations is their parents. Xillennials had Baby Boomer parents and Gen Z's parents are Gen X. Gen X was born between the years 1964 to 1979 when the world witnessed the advent of the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the sexual revolution, and the rise of feminism. Millennials are a generation born between the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, and they are known for their unique characteristics and attitudes. They grew up in a world that was rapidly changing and technology was becoming more advanced. As a result, they are often referred to as the "digital natives" because they were the first generation to grow up with computers and the internet. Millennials are also known for being highly educated, tech-savvy, and socially conscious. They are passionate about making a difference in the world and are often involved in social causes and activism. Despite facing economic challenges, they are optimistic about the future and are determined to make a positive impact on society. These two generations house the G.O.A.T.------------------> Xillennials! I can admit Gen X witnessed the music industry undergo a dramatic transformation with the emergence of Rock and Roll, Punk Rock, and Disco, Xillennials witnessed Hip Hop take over the world

Hip Hop celebrated 50 years in the industry despite being labeled a "fad" at its inception.

In Conclusion, my Xillennial Thots podcast will discuss how this unique experience allowed them to have a childhood and adolescence that was defined by going outside all day and riding their bikes to the next town without their parent's permission. Despite not facing the adversity of World War II, Xillennials had to adapt to the rapid technological changes that came with the internet age, and their resilience and ability to thrive in this environment are what make them the greatest generation.

Xillennials wrote code on MySpace so today's generations can influence the world on TikTok. Xillennials never had the luxury of instant gratification, yet, everyone can mark my words, Xillennials will forever be known as the greatest generation of all time. It's time to celebrate their resilience and determination to make things happen against all odds!

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