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What is Generation Jones? Are You One and Don't Even Know It?

February 27th, 2009

Hi All,

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. 

The credit goes to Gen Jones expert, 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 Jones 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 you can keep track of the latest trends on Generation Jones, and see some of his media interviews, by visiting his website: 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!

Lisa

Funny Letter to Millennials-Gen Y From Member of Older Generation

February 02nd, 2009

Hi All,

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 tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning…uphill…barefoot …BOTH ways. 

Yadda, yadda, yadda.

And, I remember promising myself that, when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about 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 but look around and notice the youth of today. You’ve got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!

And, I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don’t know how good you’ve got it! I mean, when I was a kid, we didn’t have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter, with a pen! Then, you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

There were no MP3s or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or, you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the 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 phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal - that’s it! And, we didn’t have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn’t know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn’t have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘asteroids’. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your Imagination!! And, there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen, forever! And, you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder 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 was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday morning. Do you hear what I’m saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

And, we didn’t have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove… imagine that! That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids today have got it too easy.

You’re spoiled. You guys wouldn’t have lasted five minutes back in 1980!

Regards,

The Over 30 Crowd

Bye for now!

Lisa