After the US introduced us the term Generation X and later Generation Y, the demographic boundaries were drawn according to births and societal disposition. American Douglas Coupland describes Generation X as those born during the 1960s and 1970s. Mr. Coupland based his study on varied reasons relevant or in conformity to the term Generation X.
But it was in 1964 when the term Generation X was first used in Great Britain by Jane Deverson. Generation X was referred to the generation of teenagers where the ideals of young people are more intriguing than socially satisfying.
On the other hand, Generation Y described those people born from 1980 to 1995. Generation Y was termed by a Magazine named AD Age in August 1993. According to the magazine, Generation Y reflects the behavioral pattern of this generation to the different factors as that of Generation X. Whatever these two Generations of X and Y meant to be in our social strata, we have to accept that another generation is waiting for us when we are already old enough to tackle the “gray matter” of our lives.
Welcome to the Generation G: the Generation of the Golden Age or the Generation of Geriatrics. Generation G refers to the people who are past of their prime. Estimate age of this generation starts from 70 up. In Japan, their graying population is growing fast and most of them are centenarians; females outnumber their male counterpart.
Western countries is not to be outdone, their low birth rate is being outpaced by its growing senior citizens. Surprisingly, the US have their own “gray matter” to attend to, despite of the fact that they are “junk food” lovers and known for having obese society.
So, no matter what we try to slow our aging process with all those scientific research on anti aging drugs or medicines, we will definitely be heading to the next generation – the Generation G.
* – Term author’s original idea