Sunday’s New Zealand Herald has an article about Gen X, and I’m not quite sure what to think of it. Deborah Hill Cone, 41 and a professed Depeche Mode fan writes: Hard Times An Abstract Idea for Gen X.
“…Then I got to thinking about Generation X, my generation, the generation cursed with enough memory of the 60’s/70’s Utopian experiment so that it’s difficult to accept the world of Zero Tolerance and perpetual war at any cost. The generation that had to suck it during one of the worst economic downturns of the 20th century. A lost generation stuck between the easy world our parents had and the lucrative world the kids after us had…”
“My friend’s gift to me in her parting was an outbreak of rare lucidity…The dark storm clouds hover over my landscape, but their sharp edges make shapes that are beautiful to my eyes. The trees glow softly with the life within them, the dying leaves of the past season bright and vibrant as they scatter in the wind. The cool air tastes clean, and even the rudest driver on my commute is sacred, their car a miracle of human potential…”
“I very much look forward to having all of my time for myself, not squandering away in some day job (financial and health fingers crossed, of course).”
“Core values, derived from those events: Diversity, thinking globally, balance, technically savvy, fun, informal, self-reliance.
“Personality: Risk-takers, skeptical, family-oriented, bosses as colleagues, and focused on the job, not work hours.”