I got bunions older than you sonny...
Generational identifiers are fine.
As I've been saying to Gary, they tell a lot about the world you know and were raised in.
Boomers were born into the affluence of a post war economy.
Everyone and everything were upwardly mobile as the generation who went to war from the farmlands, returned home to the glut of opportunities found in suburbia, and had kids.
The car culture encouraged sprawl. A big change from cities that came before
(I sit somewhere between, in here)
Gen Xers were brought into the world under the cold war, tail end of McCarthyism, and the constant threat of nuclear annialaton.
War protests, and bounds toward equal race and women's rights were highlights. As well as the huge push toward space exploration and electronic data
Gen Y were seeing huge shifts in American industry, and for the first time a downturn of the American middle class.
There was still racial strife and protest but most of the bombings and lynchings were gone.
The Soviet Union and Berlin Wall fell apart as the 90's opened and the existential fear of nuclear anialation
was no longer drummed into every school kid who had to practice cowering under their desk.
Politics and the economy ran hot and cold, red and blue. This is the true rise of the post war ultra wealthy and the downfall of the middle class as they bought into the trickle down/voodoo economics of the Reagan/Bush era.
Millennials were somewhat embittered by all this, and they were the first generation who only knew a world connected to and divided by the rise of the electronic age. Opportunities and optimism were not the same for them. The advent of real time information and backlash against oppressive regimes imposed on 2nd world states shaped their views.
I can't speak for what followed.
Maybe I can ask my son or grandchildren.
Again, this is only my perspective, but as they say hindsight is 20/20
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.