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Generation Xers have been described as fanatically independent individuals pathologically ambivalent about the future and brimming with unsatisfied longings for permanence for love and for material possessions Lauren p64 This less-than-flattering description of our generation has since been expanded by the media to the point that myself and my peers are described as a bunch of apathetic slackers unconcerned with family values godless cynics resentful of the preceding generations Since Douglas Couplands Book Generation X came out in 1991 many things have been said about the twentysomethings Labeled by Coupland and the media as Generation X Although the name has stuck Couplands book is virtually impossible to find Why is that Could it be because Generation X describes us me everyone who was born between the years of 1963-1983 as white and privileged and living in a suburb near you Giles p4 In addition Advertising Age referred to Generation Xers as That cynical purple-haired blob watching TV Giles p2 What makes our generation so special is that we have proven them all wrong Generation X consists of those between the ages 13 and 33 years of age We as a group have become the productive interested and hardworking individuals that we are today We have grown to realize that the futures undiscovered country is awaiting our arrival and is there for the taking It isnt at all ironic that during our short lives the world has seen so many changes Through the work of our generation and the reactions of the Baby Boomers generation we have helped turn this world into a new age of wisdom a cut-the-crap truth seeking generation both richer and poorer because of it Do not feel threatened however our future our generations future and the future of the human race is in the hands of the most informed generation to date Growing up in an ever shrinking world Xers mostly share an impatience with racism greed and ignorance Lauren
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