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Posted on Mar 28, 2014

Are These Quotes About Millennials Or Another Generation?

Millennials, or Generation Y, get the short end of the stick in most think pieces. But are they that different from youths of the past?

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    Although it was probably said about every generation as 20 somethings, this one was specifically on the cover of Time's story by Joel Stein entitled "The Me Me Me Generation"

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    Socrates said this so I guess this complaint has been around a while.

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    This quote appeared in 1990 issue of Time Magazine.

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    This is from a 1968 issue of Life Magazine.

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    This is from a New York Times article, "Millennial Searchers", published in 2013.

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    This is from Tom Wolfe's 1976 book entitled "The 'Me' Decade and the Third Great Awakening".

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    This was said in the Scientific American in 1859 about chess.

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    This was said in a speech given to the House of Commons in 1843.

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    This is a quote from a 1926 issue of "Pentecostal Evangel".

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    Though this sounds like an apt description of hipsters, this is from 1771.

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    Cliff Zukin, senior faculty fellow at the Heldrich Center for workforce development at Rutgers University, in a New York Times article this year.

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    This is from a story published in 1853 in The Mother's Journal and Family Visitant entitled "Children and Children's Parties"

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    This is an excerpt from “Children and Children’s Parties” published in The Mother’s Journal and Family Visitant in 1853.

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    This was a description of a photograph in the New York Times in 1976.

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    Except maybe your mom about you.

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