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A Boomers Expense Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made an impact more than all of its predecessors The decade of the 60s and the 80s were definitely one of those eras During the era two distinctive groups were coined under the terms Generation Xers and HippiesDrifters Born of Baby Boomers in Micheners The Drifters and Couplands Generation X these two groups express themselves with radical beliefs and alternative lifestyles As the 1960s progressed the youth in America united In 1969 400000 young people materialized for three dizzying days to listen to rock and blues music to wear funny clothing or no clothes at all to talk sing dance clap hands to drink beer or smoke pot and make love-but mostly to marvel again and again that they were all there together Hippies came from many different places and had many different backgrounds All Hippies were young from the ages of 15 to 25 They left their families and they would not be coming backnot ever 73 Michener This was done for many different reason No one was going to get in the way of their dreams and ambitions Generation X is a group were told numb and dumb lazy underachievers apathetic boomerangers who slink home to the parental nest after graduating from college as if being born into an era of reduced economic expectations Abusive neglectful busy absent non-emotional and working parents have no time for relationships because todays young people have been deprived of intimacy they value it more highly They value relationships the most even though they do not have the skills and ability to have true and meaningful relationships The three of us merely eat a box lunch on a land that is barren-the equivalent of blank space at the end of a chapter 16 Coupland This is a generation that has arrived home to an empty house with both mom and dad working
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