Welcome to Generation X Mensans! We are a curious and distinct group within Mensa - fortunate to have grown up in a world of unprecedented peace, prosperity and education. All Mensans born in the years 1961 through 1981 are eligible for membership in the Generation X Special Interest Group (GenX SIG). It's been said that this 21 year age range covers such a huge variety of life experiences that it can be broken down further: 1st ten years are known to some as the `Atari Gen Xers', while 2nd ten years may be called the `Nintendo Gen Xers'.
However you prefer your definitions, we're bonded by our unique life experience, and use this Yahoo group as our main venue for communication. We've come together to enjoy our particular perspective, as we collectively remember pet rocks, devil-child films, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. We're the first generation of Americans to be completely comfortable with computers, body piercings, and Urkel.
Our group was started in early 2001, with a handful of on-line members. Today we have over a thousand members, and are the largest Special Interest Group in the history of Mensa. Many of us have gotten to know each other in person by our attendance at Mensa Gatherings - both national and regional. We've met some best friends and even a few spouses here. Be careful - you may get more than you bargained for!
You'll find hundreds of your cohorts discussing everything under the sun. Of course, the content expressed in these messages is that of the individual posters, not of American Mensa, Mensa International, or the GenX Mensa SIG. Some posts will have you nodding in agreement, others will surely ruffle your feathers...but you'll always find your intelligence engaged.
Feel free to browse our photo albums, participate in some polls, and (of course) tell us about yourself. You're sure to meet like-minded Mensans here. Welcome! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation.