Originally posted by Nathalie
What I was wondering is do you think there is really such a difference in mentality between Y and Z?
There will always be a generation <whatever the name is> with a slightly different mentality than generation <whataver the other name is>. But that has less to do with what generation you're from, but more with the age you are at that moment I think.
It's the same with the 'baby boomer' generation. It used to be the 'Flower Power' generation, then the name 'baby boomer' has been used for later generations too, etc. The same happens or will happen with the names 'Z', 'Y', etc.
The mentality change is not so much between such very very biased names as generation 'X', 'Y', 'Z', 'whatever'. But between the ages of people. And because everybody gets older with time, it is a 'sliding window' if you will.
Aka, there is a mentality difference between someone who is 16 and someone who is 36, regardless of what generation they're from. But as the 16 year old gets older, he/she will change in mentality towards a 36 year old too, eventhough they both are still from their respective same generation (that wont change)...
The internet and other advancing technology does have an effect on people, their lives, their way of thinking, etc... but the general social and local cultural environment, friends, family, and the age itself have a far bigger impact than in what time period you've been born.