In many ways I don't think much of my own generation. As with most generations, many people and much of the generation's "line of thinking", my generation (Baby Boomer - I call myself, "second wave Boomer") was a big improvement over a lot of things in earlier generations. My parents weren't perfect any more than any parent can ever be, considering that each individual child is always different and always the other part of the equation. Still, my parents did a really good job of helping me understand many of the dynamics that can happen with any number of things that (at the time) went on in/with families. Many other people of my generation probably had similar parents.
Many (it became clear once I grew up in a generation that was so effective at denigrating "all things/people old" ("Don't trust anyone over thirty," for example) had not had parents who'd been as good at putting a realistic perspective of things. Then, too, many of my parents' generation didn't want to be "looked down on" by younger people, so they joined them. Maybe that generation (WWII) just weren't very confident in what they did right when faced (at least in the case of working class people) with a younger generation of generally better educated people than their own. My parents were mature when we were born - mature enough to be flexible with regard to more "modern" thinking but secure enough not to worry about being "cool".
Based on what I've seen of my own generation, however, I think too many grew up thinking they'd be better than parents, with "better" amounting to having better education and/or jobs. The 60's involved a lot of throwing out babies with bath water - probably, I suppose, because so many of my generation lacked ability to recognize babies from bath water.
So many in my generation (at least when we reached young adulthood) were such a bunch of arrogant know-it-alls about everything in life, what was cool, and what was "enlightened" or "grown-up".... good luck to any individual who dared to not-buy "everything new" hook, line, and sinker.
My generation ushered in all kinds of things that were new and good and better; but it also made a big mess of a lot of things too. A couple of generations in now, we're seeing a whole lot of the good (but also horrible) results that have roots with my generation (so many of whom, to this day, follow the pack without even thinking it through).