Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Friday, September 04, 2021

Something I’ve been rolling around my mind for the past week or so:

When it comes to the outlying demographics of society — the very young, teens, and the elderly — their behaviors are very much informed and defined by the dominant population group, i.e. those of median age. Whether they rebel (youngsters) or react (oldsters), they’re doing so in response to the actions and attitudes of the “great middle”. In essence, those fringe generations are the byproducts of their times.

Can’t say I’ve fully thought this theory out. Obviously it applies mainly to the U.S., maybe not as much to other parts of the world (for instance, the Middle East is about 40 percent young people, while the ranks of the elderly are swelling in Japan, etc.). But I think I’m onto something.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 09/04/2021 07:46 PM
Category: Society
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