I can’t imagine anything that would be more opposed to my thoughts and feelings on being Gen X than this article, its nihilistic call for our entire generation to erase itself and subsume its character to those who came before and after us. It’s bad enough being part of the second “Lost Generation” that gets ignored by historians, scholars, the medical establishment, and the media, as if because we were a smaller generation and didn’t do anything flashy like Woodstock and the Summer of Love that we don’t matter. If anything we should fight harder to make sure our point of view is heard in what is constantly portrayed as a “Boomers vs. Millennials” struggle for the heart of the country.

I have a lot more to say about this, and not enough time at the moment, but this essay will be worth coming back and rebutting point by point when I have the time.

Linguist, philosopher, lover of history, wordhound, 21 year New Yorker, searching for meaning in the universe

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