You know, The Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Generation Y, and so on... I'm asking because I was born in 1982, and I've been trying to reconcile my love of the 80s with my young age. How long is a generation in years approximately? Where would those born in 1982 fall, Generation X or Generation Y? Sincerely, John Kilduff... Age is a state of mind...but it helps to know where you're coming from.