A generation is a group of people who have lived the same amount of time together in a unit of time.
Each generation is a person’s life at a particular point in time. So the first generation of people we meet in the world will be the ones who live exactly the same amount of time as us.
So what does generation time have to do with anything? Well the fact that the universe is going to end, that’s one thing. The fact that we will all have to die, that’s another. But generation time is the actual time spent in a unit of time. We can talk about things that happened one generation ago, but we can’t talk about things that are happening right now.
Generation time is the interval between two events. For instance, my great great grandfather died in 1850, so I think he lived exactly a year. That is one generation. The other way to think about it is that the year 1850 is one generation. So if I go to my great great grandfather’s grave and see that he died in 1850, it looks like I am in a different universe than he was in, because I am in a different era.
That’s easy enough to understand, but what I think is interesting is the difference between generations. For instance, my great great grandfather was born in 1850 and died in 1850. My great great grandfather was born in 1900 and died in 1900. That’s a generation. You can see the difference between the two, but not so much in the past.
Generation is a term that can apply to anything. So if you have a house or your kids are born in the year 2000, its safe to say you are either in a different era or in a different generation. Even in the same industry you have a different generation. In the construction industry it is different because a building is built in a different era.
If you are in a different era (or generation), then your job is different. A construction worker is still a construction worker, a carpenter is still a carpenter, and a general contractor is still a general contractor. Even though they may have been doing the same job for the last 100 years, they might not have been doing it the same way.
The difference is that nowadays everyone builds new homes in the same way. That means that when you build a new home you are now building in a new era (which is why your home is different from others). You are in a different generation (which is why your home is different from others). The term ‘generation’ is not a very useful one. It is a marketing gimmick, a way of saying, “We are in a new era” which is not true.
Generation is not a very useful term either as it does not mean anything. It only means “new”, “different”. No one is building a new home in this way. The only new homes in this era are people who have a new baby. This is a very specific way of looking at a new home. It is different than other new homes.
The generation of your new home is different from other new homes because it is the first time you have lived in a new home, whether it is a new apartment or a new home. There is no one generation of a new home. This generation of your new home is a new home. It is a home which was built when your baby was born. This new home is different from other new homes because it was built when you first got married.