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Now I'm confused. Am I a boomer or an X-er? The dates keep changing. Originally, boomers were born through 1964, now they're saying 1960. If that's the case, then I must be an Ex(X)-Boomer (born in '62). ;)
Stay-at-home moms are "in," and so are genuine heroes. Putting career ahead of family is "out," and so are laissez- faire attitudes toward planning for retirement.
That pretty much describes Mr. Ex and me to a "T". He's 30, and I'm 29...we're pretty solidly Gen-X, lol, as are my brothers. I am so glad to see this cultural shift beginning to gain traction. Not all Boomers are/were selfish hedonists who had children as accessories, but so many were that it made a huge impact on us as a generation.
The funny thing is, that even though younger people are trending towards more "traditional" values than our parents, we are also more tolerant at the same time. I think it's a good combination. Just because I am raising my kids to be God-fearing men one day, doesn't mean I want to raise bigots, either.
as an Xer i am very proud of my class. we know that SSi is failing, we know we have to have our own retirement.
once you start taking responsibility for your own actions you end up having a conservative viewpoint in government.
i thinking the DUmmies of the world think that all they have to do is wait for the minorities to take over and they will be in power again. CLUELESS!
what they don't get is self respect and responsibility go WAY beyond color and race. What they don't get is that the Xers came of age during welfare reform. what they don't get is we grew up DURING the peak of Libness and WE are rebelling.
DAMMMMMM!! What did we DO RIGHT???
I was worried about the Xers- but it seems like as they grow up they are growing up.
I suspect as they reach 21 and get out into the world they see no help from their 'me me me' parents, and remember it was like that their whole lives...
Interesting that they seem to think that we're on a course back to traditional values. I hope they're right. This country would be much better off if we could somehow keep our families together and teach our children respect for others.
I love this! I was in college when the Boomers started labeling us "Gen X". We hated it at first because they said that we were the generation that "stood for nothing". They claimed that we had no passion, values, or desire to fight for a cause and so they labeled us "X" as in nothing. How wrong they were.
The Baby Boom Generation did more to screw up this country than at least the three generations that came before them. Generation X is so far from perfect it's scary, but we realize that our parents generation was one of the most selfish, destructive, and politically naive generation in recent memory and we're trying not to make the same mistakes. Of course, when you're raised by such a dysfunctional bunch you're liable to have some issues yourself, but I'm confident that we'll do our best to overcome some of their attempted conditioning. And most of us put our kids first, not our jobs or our selves.
I know I sound like I must hate my parents. I don't! I'm not a fan of the Boomers, but I love my folks and many of the people of the Boomer Generation who fought against the most destructive elements of their time. They're great people who sacrificially did their best to teach my sister and I in a culture that wasn't always friendly. And more than anything else, they stayed together and gave my sister and I a good example of what a marriage should look like. Actually they weren't even technically Boomers since they were born just as WWII was ending, but they probably would lump themselves in with that generation more than the one before it.
But basically, I'm just thrilled that Generation X is doing such an awesome job of proving it's early critics wrong.
Sounds like all the rebellion karma of the Boomers is coming around on them in spades. If that's the case, things are going in a good direction.
Is that what happened?
We officially took the helm this year?
Sweet. Things are about to become a whole lot different.
I'm going to take a giant leap.
X-er's are in charge now...and 80% of the people want something done with our borders.
I would assume many of you would like to attend our little "party" in January.
Join us. Take charge, and end this garbage once and for all.