Thursday, March 4, 2010

Part II of a dude turning 40

Now with more venom.
I’m not sure how often they realized that the feeling was acutely mutual. Ask most Gen Xers at that time what they thought about the Boomers and you’d likely get a two-word answer: sell outs. To us, the generation that supposedly changed the world seemed mighty content occupying high-salaried positions in corporations they once criticized as flaccid and corrupt. We wanted to remind them that they’d benefited from an enormous post-war boost, and that their success wasn’t achieved in a vacuum. Their short memories made critiquing the upstart underlings convenient, but the truth of the matter wasn’t lost on us.

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