Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Embracing one's inner X

As soon as I realized baby boomers were a bunch of pat-my-own-back azzholes I knew I was of a different generation. This personal event happened at the age of 4 months.
There's a psychological as well as a pop-cultural component of being a Gen-Xer too, of course, but that's harder to write about. Unlike a lot of my generation -- at least as the official story of us goes -- I didn't feel alienated from the work world. Within a few months after college I had a job in theater management with good prospects, and throughout my 20s I almost always worked second jobs or attended classes in the evenings. But I do feel there's a certain quality of skepticism about Gen X, and I share that.

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