Watching Starskey and Hutch, again

I was checking out how tall Ben Stiller was (5′ 8″, just below average) when I saw this quote.

For a while, Ben had to settle for guest appearance work. While he was doing this, he saved up his cash and in the end was able to scrape enough together to make Reality Bites (1994), now a cult classic which is looked upon favorably by the generation it depicted.

What generation is that exactly? The one that thought Diamond Shamrock and Nirvana were awesome? I can’t decide if I am part of this generation or not. Should I be ashamed?