Sorry that I haven’t been “present” lately. All five of you who regularly check in must have wondered where I’ve been. This post surgery stuff has been tough, but I’m persevering. In fact, I’m going to work an entire day tomorrow.
Speaking of work… went to an all day in-service for the library today. The kind where you team build, listen to speakers and eat excellent lunches. Many of my co-workers weren’t excited but I happen to like in-service day.
So, one of the speakers talked about generational differences. You know- how Baby Boomers are different from Millennials, what their strengths and weaknesses are, etc. I happen to fall into the Gen-X category. I was born in 1966 and the Boomers officially ended in 1964, so I am, just barely, the beginning of the Gen-X generation.
Quite frankly, the speaker didn’t paint a pretty picture of people my age. We’re – get this- aimless, pessimistic, underachievers. The only positive thing that she said was that we don’t need much supervision. Great… we don’t need babysitting but we can’t find our way out of a paper bag either.
I have to beg to differ with this OPINION. I have met many focused, intelligent, independent, positive people my age. I’m not lost and I work very hard both at home and at work. We Gen-Xer’s can’t help that we’re being compared to and sandwiched in-between overbearing Boomers and Millennial praise junkies.
So, here’s to other Gen-X’ers out there. Let’s say that X stands for eXcellent, X-ceptional, and eXtraordinary. You wouldn’t call Tiger Woods, Celine Dion, Renee Zellweger or Will Smith slackers, would you? I thought not.