Every generation likes to complain about the one above it. However, Generation X’s distaste for the Baby Boomers seems intense.
This isn’t a new thing, although the recession helped to intensify it I can remember these sorts of angry debates going on when I was a child (I am Gen Y, so I’m not taking sides here).
Every person I’ve spoken to who is in Gen X seems to believe that baby boomers have taken all their resources and run off with them. At the same time baby boomer get annoyed because there has been significant improvement in both technology and civil liberties from when they were growing up – and yet Gen X continues to complain that they don’t have enough.
Is this just an example of people whining at each other, as they always do, or does one of the sides have a case here?