Where the Heck is Gen X?

April 27, 2018

 

 

Why does Generation X seem to be pushed aside when it comes to getting some spotlight attention? There is a lot of chatter, rumors, and training going on between the millennials and boomers, but Gen X seems to get left out of a lot. Not that they want to be a part of the Generation War necessarily, but because they aren't in the limelight, they aren't receiving as much training, efforts, or resources as I feel the boomers and Gen Y are.

Generation X: Born mid-to-late 1960's to early 1980's.

 

Today, in 2018, they are in their late 30's to early-to-mid 50's.

 

They don't quite make up a majority, but they certainly have a lot of skills, experiences, talents, and knowledge that they bring to the table. They are sandwiched between the boomers and millennials, but they faced some pretty dramatic world events, some exceptional tech growth and development, and they've parented a good percentage of the millennials working today (Give yo' parents some cred!)

 

If you are a Gen Xer, you likely remember these events:

 

 

Challenger disaster

 

MTV (Madonna)

 

 

Sesame Street and other popular T.V sitcoms

 Energy crisis

 

 

The Rodney King beating

 

Jonestown mass suicide

 

 

The Three Mile Island meltdown

 Rise of the personal computer

 

 

The Watergate scandal