Generation X

This is my generation, in fact according to the time line I would be the first born to start this generational era. I was born Oct. 24th 1965, and starting in 1965 this era extends to 1980. This also is the smallest generation with an estimated birth count of 44-50 million Americans born during this time frame. It’s not hard to understand why it has the fewest born Americans in history since it was a time when most families were born under a 2 income household so both mother and father had to work just to make ends meet because of a faulty economy. Basically, it’s a mental mindset from being raised with strong moral values, Christian upraising, and a news media that was entrenched in shaping the attitudes on how we perceived or understood how this world works. This is a generation that seen or heard that their work alcoholic parents were going to lose their jobs or constantly being threatened with that fact, rising divorce rates, a disdain for authority and structured work hours, we value freedom, embraced hands off management, dislikes micro-management, grew up in economic hard times, less committed to one employer, independent, self sufficient and willing to change jobs to get ahead. We are tolerant to alternative lifestyles, eager to learn new skills to change jobs, have a work hard/play hard mentality with ambitious work ethics and the attitude we don’t need someone looking over our shoulder to get something done let us do it on our own terms, let us figure out the best way to get it done and get the hell out of the way so it can happen. We are the first technological advanced generation that changed the world as we know it today.

  1. December 19, 2012 at 3:26 am

    You might be interested in this piece from Industry Today Executive Insights-Wake Up Call about “Generation Screwed”. http://bit.ly/O0ceWx

    • December 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      That is some good stuff, I need to post that on this site. Would you like to guest post on this site?

  2. August 10, 2012 at 4:10 am

    truly inspiring and creative thinking within the way you use your words. I wish someday my writing expertise would be on the same level as yours.

  3. Lucien Henderson
    July 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Please read, “Generations: The History of America’s Future” (best US history lesson I ever had) and maybe “13th Gen”. We are 13ners. How dare Boomers call us X (an enigma that they can’t figure) and our children Y (an outright question).

    • July 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Good point I am reading a book now by OReilly but have little time to really get into it

  4. July 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    • July 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

      thanks hope you like to read more postings

  5. July 15, 2012 at 12:52 am

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    • July 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

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  6. July 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm

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    • July 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Donate huh…thinking…

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