Several days ago I wrote a post titled, “Are Baby Boomers Overstaying Their Welcome?” Since then I keep reading and hearing most instances of resentment from Gen Xers. And just a few minutes ago, I read this post by Kim Luisi, a Gen X report for Examiner.com. Her comments were sharp and critical but not unlike those I’m hearing consistently from other Gen X:
So why don’t they retire already and leave the rest of us alone? Think of Bill Clinton and his embarrassment to Hillary’s campaign. He just didn’t know when to quit. The whole boomer generation is my Bill Clinton. Thanks guys, you’ve been a great help. Now step aside.
It’s no wonder that the boomers have spawned the millennials, or Generation Y. If boomers want to constantly remind others of their accomplishments and the stages of their lives, millennials, in their eagerness to learn from their elders, want praise and fast promotion for theirs. The complementarity of the two generations is unparalleled. Where does all this leave Gen X? Stuck right in the middle. Clowns to the left us, jokers to the right.
So what do you think? Am I just hanging out with the ultra-skeptical Gen X…or is resentment increasing?