Thursday, February 1, 2018

Fact of the Day: Generation X

Born after Baby Boomers but before Millennials, Generation X was often called the latchkey generation in their youth due to lack of parental supervision mainly due to more maternal effort in the workforce. Many of them were dubbed the MTV generation during the 80's. In their youth, they were called slackers, disaffected, and cynical by their elders. 

10 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Isn't that what millennials are called now, slackers?

NanaDiana said...

I hate when people are 'labeled' as slackers, etc., just because they were born during a certain time period.

Martha said...

Every generation criticizes the upcoming one. I think each one has its good and bad.

^.^ said...

... anyway ... this boomer says: Hello from Alberta, Canada ... smiles ... Love, cat.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Lois said...

I guess both of my kids are Gen X, but they are definitely not slackers!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And now they're well into middle age, poor buggers.

Kirk said...

"In their youth, they were called slackers, disaffected, and cynical by their elders."

Now that they have kids of their own, they cam come up with something equally uncomplimentary to call them.

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Fundy Blue said...

I knew a lot of "latchkey" kiddos during my years as a teacher. I often felt sorry for them, but some parents had little choice.