Boomers cry "More, more, more!" and Millennials whine “Me, me, me!” But Gen Xers know when to say "Meh"
|Scooped by Christopher Lock|
Overall I despise this sort of "branding" of an entire generation (my own). The Boomers defined themselves and everyone else compulsively, "Ohhhhh, you're The Greatestg Generation, 'cause you're our grandparents, and you kids are "Gen X", cause you so mysterious and resent our boxes... and our children are Gen Y..." That said, like astrology or "social observations" I tend to read puff like this in books and articles a bit compulsively myself (soo Gen X of me. Consuming Boomer/Millenial product while ironically despising it).
I don't know if I despise this article (on first reading, I despised it) so much as despise its accurate depiction of my peers (and me, a bit). Most of my friends are nearly a decade younger, since my age-same bretheren seemed too quick to slip into a boring job and settle. Now that even these youths are settling, I'm finding more and more to admire with the even-younger Millenials. They seem smarter, more Liberal (thank God!), and still ambitiously full of hope, even in their deminished environment. I predict they will soon reach an inevitable anger over the bullshit world they're being handed, so many messes to fix, so little help by their elders. But I think their instinctive Liberal attitude, being so much better than my Gen X sluggishness, will point us in the right direction.
Go Mellenials, you're awesome, and many of us Gen X-ers notice this! Save us from our "meh"!