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In the late 1970s, Generation X was the name a punk band headed up by Billy Idol. He later went on to dance with himself as a solo artist.
In 1991 — the same year Nirvana’s Nevermind dropped — Generation X was the title a novel by Douglas Coupland. It essentially explored what the characters from The Breakfast Club might be like in their 20s after moving from Illinois to the California desert.1
And that’s when the label stuck. I’ve always liked it for some reason.
Now they refer to us as the “forgotten” generation (when they refer to us at all). The media basically ignores Generation X, treating us as the “middle children” between Baby Boomers and Millennials.
Well, I’ll go ahead and say it — I love my generation. We’re the most resilient, adaptable, and entrepreneurial group in the history the planet.
Let them ignore and underestimate us … what’s new?
There are over 64 million Gen Xers in the USA alone. In a decade, we’ll outnumber the Baby Boomers and be firmly in charge. Maybe we’ll even fix the mess we’ve been handed.