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  Silent Generation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name Silent Generation was coined in the November 5, 1951 cover story of Time to refer to the generation coming of age at the time.
The phrase gained further currency after William Manchester's comment that the members of this generation were "withdrawn, cautious, unimaginative, indifferent, unadventurous and silent." The name was used by Strauss and Howe in their book Generations as their designation for that generation in the United States of America born from 1925 to 1942.
The impact of the generation was also great culturally, as the musicians and thinkers such as Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Bob Dylan who shaped the fashions of the younger boomers and formed the engine behind the 1960s and 1970s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Silent_Generation   (680 words)

 New Silent Generation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The New Silent Generation is a proposed holding name used by Neil Howe and William Strauss in their demographic history of America, Generations, to describe the generation whose birth years begin in 1999 and continue to an as yet unknown year in the future, most likely the year 2017.
The term is a reflection of Howe's and Strauss's theory that the characteristics of American generations are cyclical, and the generation currently being born will share characteristics with the Silent Generation, born in the span of years between 1925 and 1945.
Due to the popular use of the terms Generation X and Generation Y, especially among the market research community, the New Silent Generation is sometimes referred to as Generation Z or the Zoog Generation, because of the birth of Zoog Disney around the time this generation began.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Silent_Generation   (218 words)

 Kurt's Silent Generation Page
Members of the Silent Generation are currently age 60 - 78.
That is why they are called "The Silent Generation", becuase they are caught in the middle.
Their full name is Silent Generation 2 becuase they are the 2nd Silent Generation in the USA.
www.geocities.com /chrysler813/Silent_Generation.html   (121 words)

Generations: The History of America’s Future and The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy, William Strauss and Neil Howe outline a fascinating theory of generational cycles in history that has numerous implications for many subfields in psychology, including the psychology of personality, social psychology, abnormal psychology, and child development.
This is an Idealist or Prophetic generation (most recently, the Boomer generation, born between 1943 and 1960): intensely inner-directed, value-driven, autonomous, idealistic, otherworldly, and generally contemptuous of "the Establishment" erected half a saeculum ago by their grandparents and so assiduously tended by their parents.
The last such generation was the generation (born between 1901 and 1927) who, as young adults, fought and won World War II: Strauss and Howe note many similarities between the young people of the Great Depression and today's Millennials.
www.uwmc.uwc.edu /psychology/history.htm   (2512 words)

 September 5, 2003 -- Vincent Fiore: The Silent Generation
It was than I came upon the chapter in Buckley's book entitled "The Silent Generation." It is the chapter that dealt with {at that time in 1959} the youth of the country and its uninspired behavior toward politics and the politicians in it.
In the 2000 presidential election, a meager 32.3% of Generation X and Generation Y, or "echo boomers" as they are sometimes tagged, managed to leave the self absorbing confines of their computers and the mind mush of reality TV programs for a night and exercise their right to vote.
The original silent generation, those born between 1925 and 1942, were the "generation without a cause," so conformity naturally followed.
www.opinioneditorials.com /freedomwriters/fiore_20030905.html   (1333 words)

 Kruse Kronicle: Silent Generation (1925-1942)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silent Generation children were born just as the nation entered a fourth turning.
As the Silent Generation moved into positions of influence and power in the late 1970s through the early 1990s, the found themselves entering a third turning known as the "Culture Wars." The Reagan Revolution began in 1981 with its decidedly ideological agenda.
Born too early to partake in the glory of their elders and too late to fully embrace a radical new generation coming behind them, the Silent Generation often found itself trapped between loyalty to old institutions of a passing generation and the desire for institutions with a friendly face from a younger generation.
krusekronicle.typepad.com /kruse_kronicle/2005/11/silent_generati.html   (1643 words)

 FAST-US-7 U.S. Popular Culture References
As far as Generation X is concerned, that generation was not defined by birthrates at all, but rather by a shared sensibility.
Generation X is the post baby boomer generation born between 1965 and 1976.
Generation Y is a recent mini baby boom between 1989 and 1993.
www.uta.fi /FAST/US7/REF/genguide.html   (902 words)

 Background on Generational Theory: The Silent Generation
This is the generation to which people refer when they are speaking of seniors web surfing or mouse clicking or learning the language of email and digital discourse.
There are Silent bloggers, though they make up a small percentage of the web community.
Where the Silent generation makes a big impact online is in marketing, since they are a very wealthy bunch.
home.earthlink.net /~generationwatch/gw_silentweb.html   (234 words)

 Investor's Business Daily: Breaking News
Fewer than half of Silent Generation retirees (45%) and pre-retirees (43%) say that it is important to leave an inheritance to anyone other than their spouse.
While the Silent Generation in this report has carefully saved for retirement, many pre-retirees and retirees are not as informed as they should about their longevity risk and have not taken steps to ensure that they will have enough money to last throughout their lifetime.
One reason for the Silent Generation's failure to address longevity risk may be their tendency to focus on short-term rather than long-term issues.
www.investors.com /breakingnews.asp?journalid=28478974   (1333 words)

 McCain is Silent Generation's last chance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
That Silents haven't been terrific vote-getters doesn't surprise a lot of demographers, because the 1943-61 baby boomer generation numbered 79 million and the 1901-24 GIs totaled 63 million.
Silents have a reputation for being good listeners and promoting a dialogue between the generations, but that's overblown.
McCain is a good example of a generation caught in forces far beyond its control, with the country a house divided that somehow remained loyal and patriotic without making a big deal out of it.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/omicinski/016.htm   (833 words)

 The Fedora Chronicles - "The Silent Generation who didn't wear fedoras"
Even the war that the "silent generation" fought (Korea) was completely overshadowed, and when they returned, having done their part and their duty like their fathers and older brothers, they did not return to the homecoming they might have expected- that they might have had a right to expect.
It's now a new millenium, and we are the generations that came after "the silent generation", and were by and large brought up in a hatless world.
We no longer encounter "the greatest generation" in the course of our normal lives, and for the first time we can wear one of their emblems as perhaps a tribute to that generation, instead of fearing a face-to-face encounter with a "rightful owner".
thefedorachronicles.com /Guest/west.html   (770 words)

 The Silent Generation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
early fifty million Americans were born to the Silent Generation in America from the beginning of 1925 through 1942.
Take a good look at the Silents: these people who finally brought you civil rights, an unparalleled national wealth in the arts and commerce, and unimaginable advances in science and technology.
But, you might notice some of the quality of the Silent generation, and you might infer that the loudest drums are not necessarily the best.
www.univcon.com /SGen   (379 words)

 Silent Generation (There was/is a generation between the "Greatest " and the "Boomers") [Free Republic]
I knew that I was far too young to be part of the G.I. generation, but I finally had to look it up to reassure myself that I really wasn't a Boomer (I was born in '41, part of the "tail-end" of the Silents).
We Silents are the Rodney Dangerfields of generations I guess.
On the other hand, someone born in 1910 would have been hit with the depression just when they were starting to try to make their own way and then in '41 would have still been young enough to have joined the army.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b20efdf170d.htm   (1562 words)

 The Silent Generation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By the year 2010 virtually no member of the Silent Generation will be unbridled master or mistress of any social enterprise in the United States be it a family or a corporation.
Silents are, like any generation, a continuum of personalities with shadings around the edges that seem to form a typography.
Clearly, Generations depends in some considerable measure on the supernormal activities that occur during Crises and Awakenings to galvanize one generation and subdue another.
www.univcon.com /SGen/sgjim.htm   (1009 words)

 Leading Silent Generation and Baby Boom Workers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silent and baby boom generation workers cooperate well in some respects, but are capable of taking very different approaches to work-related issues.
The course also discusses the advantages of teaming these two generations, and includes a topic on future trends that involve silent and baby boom workers.
recognize the value of identifying, training, and relating to members of the silent generation.
content1.skillsoft.com /content/cm/LEAD0233000000/summary.htm   (255 words)

 Both Generation X and the Silent Generation came of age after major changes in America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Both Generation X and the Silent Generation came of age after major changes in America's Socio-political landscape.
The Silent Generation did, failing to make themselves known or have a great effect on America.
Generation X did not, finding a voice to make themselves known to the rest of the United States.
www.trinity.edu /mkearl/socpsy01/forgotten/introduction.htm   (128 words)

 AlterNet: WireTap: Generation Y's Silent Protest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the first I've heard of the "Y generation", but I have been hearing a lot of stories about students chasing recruiters out of their schools, organizing, even taking it upon themselves to do independent investigations of recruiters.
It's your generation guys---this is your adult youth--- carry the torch and keep a steady flame (if the "quiet" flames work, go with it).
This generation was born from parents who went through Vietnam and all of that, and they have realized how war can affect us.
www.alternet.org /wiretap/23321   (4084 words)

 My Generation joins the silent generation
The most indulged and self-indulgent generation in history will soon be a little less of each.
My Generation, the magazine launched in January 2001 to march along side Baby Boomers as they enter their senior years, will cease publishing after its January/February issue.
The revamped title will have three editions, one targeting the My Generation readership, people ages 50 through 59, a second edition aimed at people 60 through 69 and the third targeting seniors age 70 and over.
medialifemagazine.com /news2002/aug02/aug26/2_tues/news1tuesday.html   (522 words)

 WOEXP: 262 - Silent word generation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silent word generation without articulation from a given category or proper names or objects versus relax and attention to the sound of the machine.
Verbal fluency: Generate word beginning with given letter versus simple repetition of heard word.
Verbal fluency: Generate word beginning with given letter versus antonym word generation.
hendrix.imm.dtu.dk /services/jerne/brede/WOEXP_262.html   (1460 words)

 ::► Nachrichten | The Silent Generation Speaks ... 'Will the Boomers Listen?' MetLife's Retirement Income ...
Eighty-three percent of "Silent Generation" pre-retirees and 90% of retirees are confident that they have enough money to live comfortably until at least age 85, according to the MetLife (Nachrichten) Retirement Income Decisions Study: The Silent Generation Speaks.
The MetLife Retirement Income Decision Study: The Silent Generation Speaks was conducted for the MetLife Mature Market Institute by Mathew Greenwald&Associates, Inc., a company with expertise in financial services research, during the first quarter of 2005 and consisted of a 14-minute online survey with a total of 1,012 respondents - 503 pre-retirees and 509 retirees.
To qualify for the study, participants had to be between the ages of 59 and 71, have non-housing assets of a least $100,000 and identify themselves as a primary or joint financial decision-maker for their household.
www.finanznachrichten.de /nachrichten-2005-06/artikel-4973153.asp   (1272 words)

 The Ultimate Silent Generation - American History Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Their children are Baby Boomers and Generation X (a/k/a 13th Generation); their typical grandchildren are of the Generation Y (a/k/a Millennials.)
They came of age too late to be war heroes (they fought in Korean conflict to a tie) and just too early to be youthful free spirits.
David Foot in Boom Bust and Echo takes a very different perspective on this group arguing that those born in the '30s and early '40s are the most successful generation.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Silent_Generation   (667 words)

 PRX » Pieces » The Silent Generation: From Saipan to Tokyo
The final year of World War II in the Pacific, told by men who came back and kept silent about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives.
These are just a few of the voices in "The Silent Generation", a one-hour documentary that follows more than a score of men through the definitive year of their lives.
"The Silent Generation" closes with their unblinking, often wrenching remarks on how combat later affected their attitudes, identity and everyday lives.
www.prx.org /pieces/10915   (320 words)

 Silent Generation' boasts of retirement savings Employee Benefit News - FindArticles
Baby boomers may break the retirement system, but their elders feel that they are on a solid financial footing, according to a study by MetLife of what it calls the Silent Generation, which is the 28.1 million Americans between the ages of 59 and 71.
MetLife found that 83% of these pre-retirees and 90% of retirees are confident they will have enough income to live comfortably until age 85.
Members of the so-called Silent Generation can be boastful because "they are essentially the last generation...
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_km2922/is_200509/ai_n15700439   (208 words)

 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - News & Info - DAV News
The Silent Generation traces the final year of the war in the Pacific, uncovering unusual historic details and harrowing human drama as it follows more than a score of men through the definitive ordeal of their lives.
When these battle-scorched veterans recall the killing fields and search their souls, every combatant in Iraq, every man who fought in Vietnam or Korea—every American who cares about the price exacted by war, will feel the flame.
Eugene “Bud” Clark, a pint-sized former Marine from a military family in Macon, Georgia, mowed down Banzai warriors, watched mass suicide on Saipan and was severely wounded on Iwo Jima.
www.dav.org /news/thesilentgeneration.html   (992 words)

 The SILENT 3rd generation eMac | Applefritter
Note that Paul was disassembling a first or second generation eMac, the design of the 3rd generation is a bit different (e.g.
The old iMac was almost completely silent, because it had no fans at all.
The quality of the internal speakers in the 3rd generation eMac is inferior to the iMac DV's Harman Kardon speakers.
www.applefritter.com /node/3902   (1547 words)

 Generation Y's Silent Protest
It was just about the most abrupt thing I'd ever seen: all of them getting up and filing out onto the beach-front deck, leaving poor Mike to play video games all by himself, like the biggest buzz-kill of the century.
So maybe even for the younger members of this '90s generation - who were born to speak Chat, who grew up in the glory years of America's last big boom, when business moved fast and information faster - there actually was something sacred after all.
We've all heard sociologists say our so-called Generation Y or "echo boom" is the largest American generation since the baby boomers, boasting a projected population of about 62 million.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/views05/0616-22.htm   (649 words)

 Introduction to Work Force Generations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There are four generations interacting in the work world of today: the silent generation, baby boomers, Generation X, and Generation Next.
The differences among these four generations can cause major differences in behavior and perspective.
recognize the importance of understanding the silent generation.
content1.skillsoft.com /content/cm/LEAD0231000000/summary.htm   (197 words)

Sandwiched as we are between the much larger, but quickly diminishing GI Generation (63 million) and the Boomers (79 million), neither politicians nor advertisers pay much heed to us.
This year, 24 were sentenced to six months in federal prison for their nonviolent dissent, each knowing beforehand the consequences of their actions.
Sixteen of the 24 were seniors, 12 of them Silents.
www.suddenlysenior.com /silentgeneration.html   (691 words)

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