Rant from a Gen Xer

Generation X says shut your pie hole.

I’m passing this along because I tend to enjoy generation generalizations. There’s some truth to them or they wouldn’t hit so close to home. If not, whatever.

And here’s the supposed Gen X anthem, like there’s anyone who really speaks for us.

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  1. Generation X has to be up really early tomorrow morning . . . It's a parent now, and there's always so damn much to do. Generation X wishes it had better health insurance and a deeper savings account. It wonders where its 30s went. It wonders if it still has time to catch up.Right now, Generation X just wants a beer and to be left alone. It just wants to sit here quietly and think for a minute. Can you just do that, okay? It knows that you are so very special and so very numerous, but can you just leave it alone? Just for a little bit? Just long enough to sneak one last fucking cigarette? No?Classic. Thank you for sharing that, NoVA. I'm such a X-er cliche. And like so much from our generation, is resonates, and yet, in the end, takes me absolutely nowhere. 😉

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  2. That rant speaks for me.

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  3. It was an interesting rant. But who are they ranting against, Gen Y? As a baby boomer I have trouble keeping up with the latest and am never sure where my kids fall. Born 1971 to 1981. I assume the oldest at 40 is Gen X?

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  4. That particular mouthpiece of gen x sounded more like the boomer they don't want to be. Reminds me of when I refused to like the Police (the band, not the cops) because my brother liked them. I've come to my senses; he's into neil diamond now.

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  5. I loved that rant, NoVA.

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  6. NEIL DIAMOND? NEIL DIAMOND?Good grief.

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  7. bsimon, get out of my head! While I found it amusing, is it really so different from what other generations experience? But I really don't get going from The Police to Neil Diamond. Not intended to be insulting, but are there other signs of mental distress? 🙂

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  8. I thought this was funny in the way that rants can be, and and somewhat poignant and justified, although like bsimon it seemed a bit generationally confused, more like a late boomer rant. I'm a late boomer and came of age during stagflation. My brother is more like an early Xer. The rant is probably rings truer to people my age than his. Still it expresses somewhat universal sentiments: stop whining, kids, people have in fact had it as bad or worse, and we actually paid our own way.

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  9. The music regression phenomenon is somewhat universal, too. But yeah Neil Diamond? (Sweet Caroline excepted.)

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  10. Going from the Police to Neil Diamond is not regression. That's falling off a cliff. Glad that the teleprompter meme didn't chase you off permanently QB. (I reserve the right to change my mind about being glad)

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  11. "NEIL DIAMOND? NEIL DIAMOND?"Could have been Neil Sedaka instead.

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  12. This rant was in response to one from a millenial that ran in New York magazine at http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/my-generation-2011-10/Quoting: "We are self-centered and convinced of our specialness and unaccustomed to being denied"NoVA says: Shut your pie hole.

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