Generation X Men in Midlife Crisis
Here is an excerpt:
…But we are at war everywhere at all times. The frontline is in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also Times Square and Heathrow. It is less striking, less brutal, less sweeping, but more complicated and more nuanced. There are no islands to invade, but our enemies are everywhere. Gen X can have a crisis of confidence, but we should never let that feeling creep up. Our generation has its own heroes and its own fight…The miniseries of our generation won’t lend itself to great television, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an epic to be told.
Yip uses the phrases “pang of generational adequacy” and “poverty of generational accomplishment” in his essay. I think both men make valid points with their essay.
If you read Yip’s piece I’d love to hear what you think. Are Generation X men in midlife crisis?