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I recently wrote a Special Report answering the question, “What is Generation Jones?”. It’s free to download off my website, and is entitled: “Generation Jones in Motion: The Largest Adult Population in the U.S. Has Finally Overcome An Identity Crisis”.
And, just FYI: The Associated Press Annual Trend Report chose “The Rise of Generation Jones” as the #1 trend in 2009…so this is pretty important stuff!
They are not members of the Veteran, Boomer, Gen X or Millennial (aka Gen Y) generations, so who are THEY?
One important factoid: I’m certainly not the person who has brought this to light. I’m simply helping spread the word about Gen Jones, because some people I come across are still not yet aware of this term.Â
The credit goes to Gen Jones expert,Â Jonathan Pontell. He’s a dynamic social commentator and political pundit who focuses on the intersection of politics and culture, and he coined the term Generation Jones.
I don’t want to go into too much detail about them here…that’s what my special report is for! But I will say that Generation JonesÂ currently comprises the largest adult population in the US (26% = 53 million people). But who are they? What year where they born? What are their characteristics? Are YOU a Gen Joneser and don’t even know it?
I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Jonathan a few times and he’s a great guy. He has been interviewed by every major news outlet that you can imagine regarding this topic. And youÂ can keep track of the latest trends on Generation Jones, and see some of his media interviews, by visiting his website:Â GenerationJones.com
And, if you’re curious about all this, and want a basic document that gives you a good snapshot, just go to my website and download the special report for free!
Gen Jones is, and has, greatly impacted politics, business and the economy…I’m one…are you?
Bye for now!
I received this email from a client who had received it through a mass group email. I don’t know who the author is but clearly it’s someone from the Gen X, Generation Jones or Boomer generations.
Before I receive heated emails from any Millennials, please note I did NOT write this. I’m simply sharing it because I think it’s funny. And I have also shared in previous blogs rants from Millennials about older generations, so it’s only fair that when I come across these things it’s equally distributed!
TO THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tediousÂ diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; whatÂ with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning…uphill…barefoot …BOTH ways.Â
Yadda, yadda, yadda.
And, I remember promising myself that, when I grew up, there was noÂ way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids aboutÂ how hard I had it and how easy they’ve got it!
But now that I’m over the ripe old age of thirty, I can’t help butÂ look around and notice the youth of today.Â You’ve got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in aÂ damn Utopia!
And, I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don’t know how goodÂ you’ve got it!Â I mean, when I was a kid, we didn’t have The Internet. If we wanted toÂ know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it upÂ ourselves, in the card catalogue!!
There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter, withÂ a pen!Â Then, you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in theÂ mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!
There were no MP3s or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had toÂ hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!Â Or, you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and theÂ DJ’d usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
We didn’t have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phoneÂ and somebody else called, they got a busy signalÂ - that’s it!Â And, we didn’t have fancy Caller ID either!Â When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be yourÂ school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, aÂ collections agent, you just didn’t know!!! You had to pick it up andÂ take your chances, mister!
We didn’t have any fancy Sony Playstation video games withÂ high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600!Â With gamesÂ like ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘asteroids’. Your guy was a little square!Â You actually had to use your Imagination!! And, there were no multipleÂ levels or screens, it was just one screen, forever!Â And, you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harderÂ and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!
You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what wasÂ on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to getÂ off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and thereÂ was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on SaturdayÂ morning. Do you hear what I’m saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK forÂ cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!
And, we didn’t have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, weÂ had to use the stove… imagine that!Â That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids today have got it tooÂ easy.
You’re spoiled. You guys wouldn’t have lasted five minutes back inÂ 1980!
The Over 30 Crowd
Bye for now!