My Problem with Gen-X
I was born at the tail-end of what’s known as Generation-X, or Gen-X, for short. Gen-Xers were born between 1965 and 1980. It’s no surprise that I relate more to a Millennial born in 1982 than a member of my own generation born in 1967.
I didn't really care about the categories of birth generations until I was older and trying to launch a career as a writer in the 2000s. Being a writer is all about branding, right? Well, at that time, people weren’t interested in reading what a Gen-Xer had to say. They were (and still are) obsessed with Millennials. The young, new voices deemed as fresh and must-read were the Millennial writers. Where does that leave a tail-end Gen-Xer? Unpublished. Sad. Bitter. Oh! Like a typical Gen-Xer! What have I become?
But now with the awkward war raging between Boomers and Millennials/Gen Z, I guess Gen-X is not so bad. So where’s my book deal?
3/4/2021 03:50:18 pm
Have you heard of xennials? It's a micro generation of people born between 1977 and 1983. Apparently this micro generation is a mix of the pessimism of gen-x and the optimism millennials. I was born in 1977 and consider myself a xennial. I put a link in the website box that's really interesting.
8/25/2021 12:24:36 am
Your the best
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