Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Being GEN X.

Wikipedia has some interesting things to say about "Generation X". I was born in 1971, which apparently is one of the years with the lowest rate of births. (We follow the "Baby Boomers".) It is also the generation following the Cold War and the generation who had teenagers who were confused, rebellious, anti-religious and apathetic. Doesn't that describe every generation of teenagers? I guess not.

We are the internet junkies, the dot com era and the ones who brought 'grunge'. Side note: I had coffee once with Layne Staley (lead singer of 'Alice in Chains') right before he died. Sweet guy.

A generation without an identity. We ate pop rocks and pop tarts. We played Atari. We loved our Star Wars, our E.T. and our Indiana Jones. We had a 'brat pack'.

Gen X. Only two more (Y and Z), then we're done! According to Global Warming alarmists, anyway. It is said we don't know who we are or where we are going. I'm not so sure about that - maybe we just don't CARE who we are or where we're going!

So what are your thoughts? Are you a fellow Gen-Xer?

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