Millennials torn over generation labels

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WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Some Americans in their 20s and early 30s say they feel torn between generalized labels, such as millennials or generation Y, put on their age group.

Some people categorized as millennials or generation Y say they are confused by labels created in the country's pop culture because they aren't drawn to a particular category, The Washington Post reported Sunday.


"I don't know where I am in this generational timeline," said Doan Nguyen, 26, a photo editor for a nonprofit group, Conservation International.

Some people believe those in the post-X generation are uncertain about their identities because the Internet and increased academic pressures have caused their lives to be more fragmented than past generations, the Post said.

"People resist labels more among the millennials because there's more subcultures. It's a fragmented culture in a way that it's never been," said Michael Connery, 30, author of "Youth To Power."

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