Talking About My Generation
I was born in 1980, which puts me in a category of the "X-generation". As much as I
despise to be categorized and stereotyped by the society, I can't help but to admit that there is some truth to a few traits about my generation. What is generation X? It seems we had to be called X-generation since we represent something negative to our parents and the world. We are the children of the 1990s'. We are the MTV generation and the ones who came home after school and turn on the TVs or computers since there is no one to talk to. We are the product of the previous generation – our parents – and whether we like it or not, we are the present and the future and I think it's about time we face the issues of our generation and deal with it.
We are selfish, cynical and sad. Everything has always been provided for us. We never had to worry about where our next meal is going to come from. For that reason, we tend to take things for granted and no matter how many times our parents tell us about how tough it was for them to grow up in the 60's (especially my parents since they had to live through the post war period in Korea), we can't really know what it was like to be in their situation.
When a person died, the old Greeks did not write an obituary but asked one and simple question, which was that if that man, or woman had passion while he/she was alive. We, the Xers, are passionless. We are left with the biggest debt in U.S history and the economy is stagnating. It is a fact that one out of every three college graduates between 1990 – 2005 is expected to take a job that does not require college degree. *The future seems bleak along with the fact that we will be forced to support the largest amount of senior citizens ever. It seems as though everything has already been set and decided …