Gen Z

imgres-1Certainly describing any generation is an overall judgement but there is something to it.  Generation X, Baby Boomers, Millennials, etc.  Each generation makes it mark and each generation has certain characteristics based on what has come before them and the overall state of the world.

Generation Z is people born between the mid-90s and the early 2010’s.  They are socially conscious, are concerned about the future and support gender equality at every level.  Sexual orientation is flexible.  They are extremely into food from what they eat to how it is prepared to where it comes from.  They appear to be pretty independent vs the last generation who lived through the hovering helicopter parents.  Travel comes naturally as the world gets flatter and social media allows you to keep connected to whoever, whenever and wherever they are.  They work hard but are much more in touch with who they are or at least figuring out who they are.  They are also creative because they can be.

Generation Z grew up with a phone in their hand with access to games and the world.  The products that came on the market during their teens let them make anything, be insanely creative and remain independent.  Kids can now make a movie at 14, post it on Kickstarter and get funded.  They can build an app and put it in the Apple store and see what happens.  They are being exposed to a flat world through media and travel.

We are living in interesting times although I guess we always have if you look at what people wrote during their own times which is now history.  I really love the qualities of Generation Z. They seem very well balanced and progressive in their thinking.  Of course they are young but oh how they grow up quickly.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Kirsten Lambertsen

    The future is in good hands :-)The “through the early 2010’s” part is throwing me. Does that mean up through 2005? Surely it doesn’t mean up to 2015? Should it be “early 2000’s”?

    1. Gotham Gal

      I think it is early 2000’s.

  2. Donna Brewington White

    Great synopsis.I’m loving this generation — of course I’m biased. (My kids were born from 1995 to 2001.)

    1. Gotham Gal


    2. Kirsten Lambertsen

      We’ve run out of alphabet. I wonder what they’ll call my kids’ generation (born in 2007 and 2009).

      1. Jeff Jones

        Generation NextGen 🙂

        1. Kirsten Lambertsen

          Ha! Good one 🙂 We could have a great party game with this.

  3. jason wright

    those who lived before the age of the mass media really missed out.i keep reading that many young people are unplugging from the digital dictatorship that is the webnet.

    1. Gotham Gal

      that’s interesting.

  4. Sofia Papastamelos

    It still amazes me when I see my little 12 year old cousin on Instagram and how much engagement she drives from her friends (even compared to me and my millennial friends.) I think at her age I had a couple of neopets, ha!While I think there are some downsides to growing up with phones (some kids have trouble disconnecting and socializing) it makes me excited to see kids, especially young girls, exposed to things that spur innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. I certainly didn’t have quite the same outlet/exposure.

    1. Gotham Gal

      the creativity and exposure is definitely different than it was even a decade ago.