Alright, buckle up, college grad, ’cause we’re about to dive into the wild world of generations. Basically, a generation is just a fancy way of categorizing a bunch of people who were born around the same time and went through similar cultural, political, and technological experiences. It’s like a big old club where you get lumped in with a bunch of other folks based on when you popped out of the womb. For example, you’ve got the Baby Boomers, those folks who were born between 1946 and 1964 and who apparently have a love affair with avocado toast and ruining the housing market for us Millennials. Then you’ve got Gen X, the forgotten middle child of generations, born between 1965 and 1980, who are busy reminiscing about the good old days when MTV actually played music videos. And let’s not forget about us Millennials, the generation that gave birth to the selfie stick and the avocado craze. We’re the ones constantly being blamed for killing industries left and right, from chain restaurants to napkins. But hey, at least we’re good at Instagramming our brunch, right? Now, here’s a fun fact for you: according to the Pew Research Center, generations can span anywhere from 15 to 20 years, so you better believe there’s a lot of room for generalizing and stereotyping. So next time someone tries to pigeonhole you based on your birth year, just roll your eyes and remember that generations are just a convenient way for marketers and sociologists to make sweeping assumptions about millions of people. So go ahead, embrace your generational label, but take it with a grain of salt and remember that you’re more than just a stereotype.