I was born in 1970, smack in the middle of Generation X births.
Millennials had not emerged from Baby Boomers yet, and the zeitgeist of Gen Z right now (Stranger Things, and nostalgia for 80s vintage), was my teenage prime. For most of us in our 40s and 50s, our parents experienced both war and unprecedented economic growth. Some of us latchkey kids spent a great deal of time-consuming MTV, while our parents were out and about, experimenting with the privileges of disposable income for the first time.
Sandwiched between the most praised (Boomers) and most maligned (Millennials) generations, Gen X-ers have some notion of being forgotten, “in-between”, and just holding space for Millennials. Also, while our economic prime is now, our actual contribution is our role in creating Generation Z, those born around 1997 to the early 2000s.Read More