GenXer here! I read an article today that completely left us out when talking about generations. It isn’t the first time I have seen this happen. It happens often, actually. Yeah, we may be seen as the apathetic, whatever generation but we have hopes and dreams and goals as well. I read more than once that women my age are dealing with a lot of anxiety because we are not only juggling home and family, but we are the generation helping our boomer parents while still supporting our millennial or Z kids. We were also hit the hardest during the recession because everything we were in the middle of building (careers and nest eggs) came crashing down around us.
I know I am not the only Gen X person feeling this way, and I am not whining. I am just trying to figure out how we make sure that we aren’t over looked. I still have a good 20 - 25 years of work left in me...more because I have not been able to save for retirement. In fact, us Xers deal with a lot of the same BS Millenials are dealing with because we had to start over. And we have less time to build it up.
Let’s all have each other’s backs, no matter the generation. :) We are going through a lot right now.