This is my generation, in fact according to the time line I would be the first born to start this generational era. I was born Oct. 24th 1965, and starting in 1965 this era extends to 1980. This also is the smallest generation with an estimated birth count of 44-50 million Americans born during this time frame. It’s not hard to understand why it has the fewest born Americans in history since it was a time when most families were born under a 2 income household so both mother and father had to work just to make ends meet because of a faulty economy. Basically, it’s a mental mindset from being raised with strong moral values, Christian upraising, and a news media that was entrenched in shaping the attitudes on how we perceived or understood how this world works. This is a generation that seen or heard that their work alcoholic parents were going to lose their jobs or constantly being threatened with that fact, rising divorce rates, a disdain for authority and structured work hours, we value freedom, embraced hands off management, dislikes micro-management, grew up in economic hard times, less committed to one employer, independent, self sufficient and willing to change jobs to get ahead. We are tolerant to alternative lifestyles, eager to learn new skills to change jobs, have a work hard/play hard mentality with ambitious work ethics and the attitude we don’t need someone looking over our shoulder to get something done let us do it on our own terms, let us figure out the best way to get it done and get the hell out of the way so it can happen. We are the first technological advanced generation that changed the world as we know it today.