While you have been rage-reading the millions of trend pieces on how screwed and/or terrible you are and taking the “Worst Generation EVER” title from us, we Gen Xers have been getting screwed AND old.
Few have even noticed that this small, notoriously rebellious clan – those born roughly between 1965 and 1980, which means about 46 million Xers versus 80 million boomers — has entered middle age. It’s a transition that, until now, has been captured, mulled over and ridiculed for each generation for more than a half-century. But not this time.
The problem is, with adulthoods repeatedly shipwrecked by economic disasters, Xers might have neglected to track the crossing over. Susan Gregory Thomas, author of the resonant memoir ”In Spite of Everything,” says that many Xers “are always living in a state of triage, always in a survivalist mode. We’re not thinking long-term.”
Generation X gets really old: How do slackers have a midlife crisis? By Sara Scribner
So the next time you start getting angry over yet another article on your generation, please feel free to take solace in the fact that at least you’re not really, really old.
ETA: We may be old but at least Justin Bieber isn't part of our generation - [NSFW] http://gawker.com/justin-bieber-… - Oy!