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Generations are sometimes a little confusing. What makes up a generation? Is it their ages or year they were born? Is it what was happening politically during the formative years? Is it the economic landscape that either afforded or denied certain life expectations? Maybe it's the technology that they had access to.

According to the Pew Research Center, it's all of these things and more. All of these factors can influence a generations understanding of the world and ultimately their thoughts as the move through it.

Depending on what generation you're from, you might have seen the drastic shift from records to CDs to Spotify, from payphones and landlines to cellphones.

Marked by technology and pop culture references, the older generations might actually look to Gen Z, the iGen, with pitty for never truly understanding the struggle of walking to school up hill both ways.

What are the struggles of the past that young people today really won't understand unless they were there to experience it? We went to Ask Reddit to find out.

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Sometimes we're all on the same page. It's not often, but once in awhile, it is possible.

In this current state of the world the generational divide is at an all time high. Everyone is on opposing side and no one seems to be getting along.

One generation blames the other for just about everything you can think of. So it's nice to see the once in a blue moon moment when agreement is reached.

They may be just small opinions but hey, gotta start somewhere.

Redditor u/coolfreeusername wanted to know the thoughts of the "youth" by asking:

Non-boomers of Reddit, what's your most boomer opinion?
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Ah, youth.

It's a concept lost on the young, so to speak. But youths are still basically a separate species, nonetheless. And we humans must deal with them.

Teenagers scare most adults. It's a time in our lives to be rebellious. It's a time some of us have willfully forgotten.

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The world is on fire. Literally. Civilization seems to have completely lost it's way. And every generation is looking for another to blame. And Lord there is plenty of blame to go around. The newbies... the Generation Z... have some strong opinions and thoughts for the Millennials. How could they not? The Z's have the most to lose before they've even begun.

Redditor u/joe_internet wanted to hear from all the grown' children out there about their opinions on the generation before them by asking....

Kids and teenagers of Reddit, what are some ways Millenials are already out of touch?

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As each generation passes, we learn more about who we are, and the world we live in. You would think we'd constantly be improving, but sometimes that just isn't the case. Sometimes our ancestors just got it better than we did, and we have to try to live up to them. No pressure.

RandomDude72636 asked: What is the one thing our ancestors did better than us today?

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