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Generations - Life along the Generational Diagonal Summary & Analysis

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Life along the Generational Diagonal Summary and Analysis

Cohort groups are not those that choose to be together, and they are permanent. They experience the same national and international events. This is what is known as "age location," - a generation that moves through time together. The groups develop common concepts of family, education, societal mores, etc. Moreover, the similarities of the same generational types throughout history are also evident.

If generations are placed on a graph, the vertical line holds the four generations in a constellation, the horizontal line holds the four twenty-two year periods. As each generation moves to the next level, it is like a train on a diagonal track, with a new generation coming on the track in a new train, and the oldest generation moving off the graph entirely. Thus, each generation moves diagonally, impacting three new generations, which enter...

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