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Defining Generation Y Culture

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The Baby Boomer Generation and Generation X have all had books, movies, music, and more that represented them.

What about my generation, Generation Y, or as we are known by some, The Millennials?

I know for a fact that my generation is one of the most diverse. I’m bi-racial and went to school with blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and whites. If we are diverse, then are the things that represent us diverse as well?  I think so.

Here are the things that represent me as a Millennial:

Music-

Linkin Park– These guys were one of the first rock bands I really liked. They represented the angst I had in high school. Now that I’m in college, they represent my newfound hope.

Significant Songs

In The End- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6DoCiyX1p8

Numb- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxwOf6RZAAs

Waiting For The End- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh2DqdGSQLs

Roads Untraveled- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzy0S-NO-bI

Pink– Thank goodness she isn’t another Britney Spears. If it weren’t for her, I’d still be ashamed of being a black sheep among girls. She’s shown me you can be you and be successful.

Significant Songs

Raise Your Glass-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHtms9voyEg

Perfect- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BIye98Ryic

Stupid Girls- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCgHEQuVtmw

Books

The Harry Potter Series- These books introduced me to fantasy fiction and mythology. Without them, my imagination would be non-existent.

Technology

High Speed Internet- Show of hands if you had dial-up almost all throughout high school. To this day, I still wonder how I got my homework done. Not to mention, the mainstream music I had to suffer with until I got high-speed internet and this next bit of innovation:

Internet Radio- Pandora Internet Radio made my music tastes be eradicated and reborn like a phoenix. I found music I truly liked and I eventually developed the eclectic taste in music I have now.

Movies

RENT (2005)–  This movie is the most awesome embodiment of the diversity I mentioned earlier because it has different races, genders, and sexual orientations. Furthermore, the movie doesn’t focus on what makes them diverse. Instead, it focuses on the friendships and relationships between the characters. In fact, the only time it focused on their diversity and individuality is when they were celebrating it.

Significant song from the film: La Vie Boheme (lyrics in description)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTbOTjXOT-Y&feature=channel&list=UL

So dear readers, if you are a Millennial (i.e. a child of the 90s) like me, what things represent you? 

 

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Written by Serena Zola

October 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM

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