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Closing the Generation Gap

insect43 Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 3:30 PM
No mrmons nor muslims for pres

How will the voters of Generation X mark their presidential ballots? If the baby boomers never trusted anyone over 30, the Gen Xers are said to never trust themselves. They've been stereotyped as slackers, cynics and whiners. They've also been described as confident, pragmatic and engaged.

The conflicting descriptions are curiously logical for the generation born between 1965 and 1980. While their parents were living it up in an indulgent culture that celebrated rebellion and doing their own thing -- "if it feels good, do it" -- the Xers came of age when the economy was not forgiving. Their...