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What happened to Generation X

In Uncategorized on March 22, 2016 by mstevensrev

The generation that was taught by Ethan Hawke and Winona Ryder that reality bites, and that there is nothing worse then working for the man like Ben Stiller. Amazingly they (we) got lost between the bigger then life Baby Boomers and the just as big Generation Y. So what became of this group of under achievers?

poster-big_article_story_largeThey brought a reality of change to the Baby Boomers eternal optimism. The Baby Boomers upset the apple cart with the Summer of Love and sexual revolution, but fell short and eventually turned back to very similar foundational structures as their parents.

Gen X witness global change at a rate the world had never seen, and yet there is a focus on making it work. There was an acknowledgement that the system was broken, the Baby Boomers taught us this and they began to rework the system from inside. Many of the benefits that Gen Y currently have are likely because of the efforts of Gen X combined with the first Generation to grow up on the internet.

At the beep, please leave your name, number, and a brief justification for the ontological necessity of modern man’s existential dilemma, and we’ll get back to you -Troy Dyer on the answering machine, Reality Bites

The number of people in my life is a small sample but I find these characteristics of my follow Gen X:

  • Most of them have remained married with stable families
  • Most of them have found jobs they committed to and are earning a living
  • Most of them are charitable givers
  • Most of them are still searching for the big way that they can impact the world for good
  • Most of them are working off debt.

If you know of any links to generational data please share, I’d be curious if my peer group reflects the overall group or not.  Interested in finding out if you identify with Generation X, read this🙂

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