Originally posted by fictitious
reply to post by mikegrouchy
The reason the boomers despise gen x and y is because their mom's and dad's were kids during the Great Depression. They were raised to appreciate what
they had because their parent's, as kids, had to work hard to support their siblings and whole families. Boomers had it pretty easy but still had that
sense of pride and hard work instilled in them. Then they had kids, gen x, and spoiled them rotten. Now gen x is spoiling gen y even more rotten.
No, the Boomers hated the X Generation as soon as they gave birth to them, because they were a hassle to have around when you're trying to explore
your freedom of expression, sexuality, and drug use......when you're fighting for the right to abort, to take the pill, to avoid having children...
this rejection of their offspring happened early on and was expressed by the big blockbusters of that time- "The Exorcist", "Rosemary's Baby", "The
The X'ers never stood a chance. The Boomers were narcissistic spoiled kids that turned into self rightious narcissistic adults.... I never witnessed
such a great work ethic- except in their judgements on others. They themselves were great at finding ways of making a living with lot so fast talk
and little action. The way spoiled kids learn how to manipulate the world to get all they want.
Xers are most famous for doing hard work, usually underpaid and unappreciated. Their kids are over protected and not used to such hard work because
mom and dad were striving to do it instead- to set an example their parents never did (of doing
instead of lecturing
), and protecting
them the way their parents never did.
In fact, generations swing back and forth, and the grandparents always have more in common with their grandchildren than their own children. As an
Xer, I relate to and understand my grandparents- of the Silent generation. They struggled, had a hard time, lived in the shadow of their GI parents
boasting of their heroic nature. They know what it is to have a small ego and just do what you have to do.
My (Boomer) parents relate to my kids, who are as protected and cherished as they themselves were, and are full of creative ideas to express (but
little actual sweat and action to go with it). They are so much the same!
It is expected that we Xers are going to have a continuing of our down and out luck and struggle all our lives- you recreate what you know. This was
predicted. Especially as we hit the time of our power, as we reach the age of fifty and are the ones calling the shots, you know we are going to
create a world that fits our experience- one in which we have no protection, we are not liked or appreciated, and we have to just not waste time and
precious energy crying about that! Survival is more important.
Seeing things as they are is important, but in my opinion, spending a lot of time on hwowthey 'should" be instead is just a distraction from what is
important in the moment. But then that is exactly the sort of pragmatic down to earth opinion an Xer would have. I am not much for dreaming and
idealism. I'll let my kids do that part when it is time to rebuild.
edit on 8-4-2013 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)