Gen X has always been that small little group of slackers sandwiched between the selfish Baby Boomers and the self-entitled Generation Y.
But when I read articles like this: Gen X Hits Another Bump in the Road
Here’s the bad news for Gen X: at each point thus far, you’ve drawn a pretty short straw. Your timing — at least in the context of contemporary generations, and through no fault of your own — could hardly have been worse. Not only did your childhood years coincide with social changes that significantly eroded trust and idealism, but during the early years of your adulthood, you have hit various economic landmarks at unfavorable points in the cycle.
I just remember articles like this: Generation X Doesn’t Want to Hear It
Generation X is used to being ignored, stuffed between two much larger, much more vocal, demographics. But whatever! Generation X is self-sufficient. It was a latchkey child. Its parents were too busy fulfilling their own personal ambitions to notice any of its trophies—which were admittedly few and far between because they were only awarded for victories, not participation.
We don’t want pity. We don’t want a bail out. We’re the most entrepreneurial generation ever. EVER! We don’t need your dreams or your rules. We’re too busy making our own. And we sure don’t want your pity.