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A Child of Generation X Speaks Out
My Message to Our Self-Righteous Elders:
In considering all the negativities that were placed upon my generation before I ever had the opportunity to draw my first breath, I feel a responsibility to point some fingers in return. Afterall, one good turn deserves another.
For starters, I would like to ask the question "HOW DARE YOU?" What kind of jerk places judgement on an unborn child?
Secondly, it has been said that Generation X puts more focus on money than the arts. Considering the evolution of any and all things artistic since we have reached the age of creation, it's not so hard to see error in that statement alone. Combined with the fact that we choose to think for ourselves rather than follow where you would have chosen to lead us, we are creating Our world. Your time of leadership is now OVER. Your ways do not work for us. Does this justify your preconceived negativities? By no means...
You are the Ones placing the negativities; You are the Ones who have led our world into the crises we are now encountering. WE are the Ones who have to clean up behind YOU, to bring Our world back from the ruins YOU have created so that Our children may live in a better world. Stop placing blame on unborn children and look into the mirror. YOU have created this mess.
A Response from a Member of the Baby Boom Generation:
In my quest to point fingers back at the older generations who perceived Generation X as a generation of pure evil with no morals, I failed to limit this rant to any one generation in particular or any generation as a whole. This Hub was intended for any one person who had this idea about our entire generation as a whole.
This Hub has, however, received a response from a member of the "Baby Boom" generation. Lisa HW's heartfelt response to my work has truly reshaped the way I perceive myself as a member of my own generation. With every new day comes new growth!