The disillusionment of Generation X

In thinking more recently about the themes common to Generation X, we've started examining the ideals and values of our youth that have yielded to a harsher reality as we aged. We've "creatively" labeled this the Gen-X Disillusionment, and to follow are four examples of unrealized social campaigns that have played out through our lifetime, leaving us to wonder about their impact on leadership decisions, desires and methods. Full Story »

Posted by Gin Ferrara
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Subjects: Business, Living, Media
Topics: Youth, Culture Wars
Member Tags: leadership, generation x
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Posted by: Posted by Gin Ferrara - Nov 13, 2010 - 11:01 AM PST
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Nov 13, 2010 - 12:59 PM PST
Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Nov. 13, 2010

Thoughtful perspective on how some ideals embraced by Generation X have failed to materialize. The authors provide four examples of social campaigns that fizzled and may have contributed to youth disillusionment.

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Gin Ferrara
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by Gin Ferrara - Nov. 15, 2010

This article takes 4 big issues of Generation X's development, and challenges their success in our middle years. Two issues not addressed: Changing race relations, and sex education (the advent of AIDS in the early-80's made a tremendous impact on education, politics, and relationships).

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Warrior Wheatman
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by Warrior Wheatman - Nov. 22, 2010

Gen-X Disillusionment: peace, drugs, education, American Exceptionalism Thinking this to be a reasonable article, one is struck at the acrimony -- fear, frustration and angered comments -- from well-meaning citizens representing a cross-section of politics and economics. The comment section definitely gives substance to the Tea-party.

With all our other world problems, it is high time we get our political infighting fixed. Beyond the compromising, we need a global concensus.

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Nov. 15, 2010

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Naomi Isler
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by Naomi Isler - Nov. 13, 2010

It may be a study of a generation coming into maturity? Learning that things are harder to do than they first thought? And who is 'they'? The article implies a unity of thought process that I am not sure is there. And how many of a vanished generation thought they had really fought the war to end wars?

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