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The Truth About Gen X

It invented all things Millennial while causing everything great and awful

What is an X? An empty set, a place-holder, a nothing that fills a void until an actual something comes along.

For the members of Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980, that was never us.

“They have few heroes, no anthems, no style to call their own,” wrote Time magazine in a 1990 cover story called “20-something” that marked our debut, as a class, on the national stage. “They crave entertainment, but their attention span is as short as one zap of a TV dial. They hate yuppies, hippies and druggies. They postpone marriage because they dread divorce. They sneer at Range Rovers, Rolexes and red suspenders.”

Please select this link to read the complete article from The New York Times.

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