In general we think of a generation being about 25 years – from the birth of a parent to the birth of a child. We also generally accept that the length of a generation in earlier periods of history was closer to 20 years when humans mated younger and life expectancies were shorter.
However, generation lengths are not certain and keep evolving. We are now already starting to consider that a generation could be longer than the accepted 25 years. Men could be at least a third longer, so 35-year generations with women one-sixth longer, 30-year generations. … Quoted from htthttp://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/learning/HowLongIsGenerationp://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/learning/HowLongIsGeneration
This is an often hotly debated topic the ‘Generation Gap’. Often used as a comparison that the older generation is a bit x y z and the younger are a b c. For example, an older person is a bit stubborn and the younger generation are a bit flexible. My mother and I are of the same opinion here, that within a group of peers you will have smart, flexible, stubborn,charismatic, elegant, rough and ready etc. Be that the old generation or the young generation. Each peer group has the same mix of personalities and it has nothing to with a generation gap, it is a personality trait not something influenced by time. Or am I totally confused myself with the generation gap phrase ? As I said a long standing debate – never quite eloquently resolved by us yet, may be today with my new found friends we will gain more clarity? I laughed when I saw generation as the blog post daily prompt. Looking forward to be enlightened by those wiser than myself on this topic.
Thanking you in advance for your thoughts.