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Arab Generations?

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  • On:Thursday, December 09, 2010 1:45:53 AM
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    I'm almost certain someone else has tried to classify the Arab generations before. I mean, it doesn't get any clearer than this. I'm just going to try and classify what I see, feel free to add your own take on what I have.

    I will also try to map them to the well-known recent generations in the west. Especially in the last couple of centuries...

    Anyway... here goes...

    1. Generation of renovators

    Around the turn of the 20th century, where most of the Arab and Islamic world was struggling to rise and join the rest of the modern world. There were beacons of great light that helped everyone find their way. After centuries of dark ages (seriously, what happened between the 1600s and 1900s in the Arab world?). Anyway, these renovators were often prosecuted, executed, and cast away from their native societies. But they helped start the spark

    Generation starts at about 1850 and ends at or around about 1920

    2. The generation of the titans

    This is the greatest generation to walk the Arab world in many centuries. They continued what the renovators started, but they also lead so many movements to rid their societies of all forms of tyranny, colonialism and occupation. They were the greatest poets, musicians, authors, scientists, rebels and later leaders. We're still living till this day enjoying the most amazing achievements they have paved for our societies until this day

    Generation starts about 1920 and ends around 1960

    3. The silent generation

    Despite some achievement, this generation did just about nothing. Torn between the old and the new, the east and the west. The identity crisis at its best but also within its own. Has no aim and the consequences of decades of disappointments. This generation barely did anything to distinguish itself. Frustrated by inability to surpass the titans, this generation just exists, and done absolutely nothing. A noteworthy point in favor of this generation is being a bit more broad minded and quite morally more liberal than most generations to follow.

    Generation starts about 1960 and ends around 1982

    4. The fat generation (Arab Generation X)

    This is the generation that enjoyed the plentiful modernity around the Arab world. Plenty of food, with the surge of American style fast food, video games, and cars to take them everywhere. This generation had only one way to go, sideways! If you check, you'll see this generation forms a bulge in numbers and in weight. Nothing noteworthy to mention but very few sporadic individual successes. Continued the failures of the silent generation but appeared to be louder. Ethically less liberated than the silent generation. With quite worse taste in just about anything.

    Generation starts about 1982 and ends around 1990

    5. The sparkling Generation (Arab Generation Y)

    This generation is obsessed with anything sparkling. Everything and everyone has to be shining to be noteworthy. Everyone is seeking to be a superstar, everyone values pseudo porn stars more than traditional idols. Morally more degenerated than all generations before it, less liberal than the silent generation. A contradiction in every sense and in every way you can imagine. This generation is the first to actually break the cycle and in fact starts to produce things that are noteworthy. This generation also renounced all its allegiances to ideals that held true for decades, challenging even the very worth of the generation of the titans, and their contributions. Appears to rebel over everything and wants everything easily to come their way. To this generation's credit, they have finally managed to start producing wonderful things, in all fields from science to music.

    Generation starts around 1990 and ends 1999

    6. The digital generation (Digital natives) (Arab Generation Z)

    Now this is an interesting one, this generation grew up knowing fast digital communications, learned everything from Google and Wikipedia. Got all their videos, music, news and communications online. Spent more time punching the keyboard in one month than their parents did in their lifetime. They appear to be a continuation of Generation Y, but they're very distinct they appear to be born with certain expectations around how things should work. They don't seem to be any different anywhere in the world. They often speak English before mastering their mother tongue and can "figure out" how to make anything work. Yet, they might struggle trying to understand how a newspaper is laid in columns or why there are little markings next to a date. But they can Google it up anyway. This generation doesn't understand the concept of an encyclopedia and will soon forget what a book is.

    Generation starts 2000 to present day

    Which generation do you belong to? Do you feel that you are properly represented here? Do you feel you are actually the continuation of the generation before or after you?

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    • loolt
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    • On: 12/10/2010 8:40:29 AM
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    cool! but out of curiosity how do you define generations? would a gen Xer be born between 82 and 90 or have come of age around then?

    but for me, i kind of relate to the silent generation, cuz i certainly always felt the shadow of the titans :(
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    • Qwaider
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    • On: 12/10/2010 5:42:16 PM
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    I feel it's being born. But it can also mean coming of age. It's not cotton dry. Many people feel they belong in to different generation and depending on how they were raised, some really do belong to other generations
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    • On: 12/11/2010 5:47:58 PM
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    I'm fat and digital
    You too can have your Memories Documented

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