I finally opened “X Saves the World, How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything From Sucking“….and I ask myself WHY did it take me so long to put this manifesto of Gen X on the top of my reading list?! Jeff Gordinier is witty, poignant & sharp. He adds just the right amount of cynicism and anti-conformity into discussion of the fabric that makes us similar that I am inspired by the first page…not an easy task, to inspire a GenX’er.
So far…a take home is that it is our time. We are sandwiched between the successful self promoting boomers and the instant gratification millenials and we don’t like the limelight, yet we ARE making a difference. Gordinier’s introduction reminded me to watch a clip of Mikey from the movie The Goonies where he proclaims that down here, its “our time”.
We’re in the trenches folks….we’re doing the work that is changing our world. Despite our hatred of group mentality and comformity…isn’t it time to recognize we ARE a cultural group that is making change?