Millennials can no longer count on those born after 1996 to help them destroy every single industry imaginable thanks to a new generational cut-off point established by Pew Research Center.
The Washington D.C.-based think tank, citing more than a decade of research, on Thursday declared those born between 1981 and 1996 or those between the ages of 22 and 37 in 2018 are part of the Millennial generation.
As we enter 2018, its become clear to us that its time to determine a cutoff point between Millennials and the next generation, according to a statement from the research center.
Turning 37 this year, the oldest Millennials are well into adulthood, and they first entered adulthood before todays youngest adults were born.
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Those born after the cut-off have been temporarily dubbed the post-Millennials until a common nomenclature takes hold.
The post-Millennials have little to no memory of 9/11, while those within the designation the youngest of whom wouldve been six at the time were old enough to comprehend the historical significance of that moment.
Millennials also grew up in the shadow of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which sharpened broader views of the parties and contributed to intense political polarization that shapes the current political environment.
The use and evolution of technology was also key in considering the cutoff dates. The oldest post-Millennial would have been 10 years old when the iPhone debuted in 2007, while their older counter-parts were born during the age of the internet explosion.
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The research center noted that generational cutoff points arent an exact science, noting many other scientists and experts set a different time frame for the Millennial generation.
Millennials had previously been recognized as those born between the late 80s through the early 2000s.
The new designation from Pew Research Center sparked concern on social media for users who bemoaned being lumped in with the participation trophy generation, often slammed for their laziness and entitlement.
But as one person tweeted: “Nothing more millennial than complaining about being a millennial.”
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