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To: Alberta's Child
Our "problem" is that we came of age during the most optimistic periods in the last 50 years -- and we are not likely to experience that again anytime soon.

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.

29 posted on 06/07/2004 1:59:22 PM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary. You have the right to be wrong.)
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To: newgeezer

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.


32 posted on 06/07/2004 2:02:55 PM PDT by Alkhin (He thinks I need keeping in order)
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To: newgeezer
Not all Gen-Xers are spoiled, whining brats

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.

35 posted on 06/07/2004 2:07:12 PM PDT by tndarlin
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To: newgeezer

And what 'greatest generation' raised the children that became the boomers? hmmmm....


81 posted on 06/07/2004 4:28:24 PM PDT by cupcakes
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To: newgeezer
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.

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.

110 posted on 06/08/2004 8:54:11 AM PDT by Semaphore Heathcliffe
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To: newgeezer
There are exceptions, of course. Not all Gen-Xers are spoiled, whining brats.

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."

153 posted on 06/09/2004 8:20:55 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Reagan was right.)
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To: newgeezer
There are exceptions, of course. Not all Gen-Xers are spoiled, whining brats.

And not all of the so called 'greatest generation' are all that great.

181 posted on 06/11/2004 5:12:36 AM PDT by holdmuhbeer
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