Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'd rather be forgotten than overrated

Learning to embrace one's inner cynic.
Perhaps this is just another Gen. X cop-out.

Our cohort doesn’t get much media attention.

Remember when Baby Boomers hit middle age? The media couldn’t stop talking about it.

Recall any articles on Generation X?

There is one, actually. “Gen-X has a mid-life crisis,” by the New York Times’ A.O. Scott.

Scott, himself a Gen-Xer, reviews several books and movies about this milestone. None of these works have been popular. There’s no “Forrest Gump” or “Big Chill” for our crowd.

So what does all this mean? This over-generalizing the generations?

Not much.

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