I think much of Gen-X's collective "problem" is the same as the baby boomers' problem, and that's having lived through nothing but prosperous times. I was reminded of that again this past weekend, due to the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. The Great Depression was largely responsible for shaping the character of the greatest generation.
There are exceptions, of course. Not all Gen-Xers are spoiled, whining brats.
Make that "MOST Gen-Xers are not spoiled, whining brats" and I'll forgive your bias. If an individual you know is spoiled and whiny, then blame the people that raised them.
We are now growing up and realize that we have had it great and need to pass that along.
We all have seen what hard work and determination can provide.
We all need to be remided from time to time.
And what 'greatest generation' raised the children that became the boomers? hmmmm....
ExACTly. We're fast running out individuals, much less entire generations, who ever experienced hardship on a wide scale. Does not bode well for us.
I don't know where you were during the '70s, but I wouldn't term those times "prosperous" for my family by any stretch. But, you're due your view about my generation. I'm sure not all Boomers are idealistic job-squatting middle managers who can't stop getting teary-eyed everytime they hear Joan Baez or see "The Big Chill."
And not all of the so called 'greatest generation' are all that great.