Xers have established a new paradigm for adult living. We've found a way to reach the Boomers goal of "having it all" and the Millennials goal of "work/life balance." And the way we did it is to just start ignoring the criticism - and having our own laughs. Thank you, Will.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Will Ferrell: He's a crusader for Gen Xers
Gen Xers love Will Ferrell. Other generations like him, too. But Xers like him the most.
It could be his wit, his intelligence, his funny characters. However, the reason that Ferrell is so popular among the cynical Gen Xers is that he makes fun of Boomers - and the Boomers don't event know he's doing it.
The thing about Xers is that we're done arguing with the Boomers. Whether it's recognized or not, that's what's going on. The Boomers are supposedly changing retirement, the Millennials think they are changing the political system (oh, and nobody seems to remember that already happened in the 1992 election, but that's a blog for another day), and the Xers are plugging along making the real changes like making it okay for guys to be stay-at-home dads and active participants in their children's lives and making it okay for women to define success in other ways than a single focus on child rearing or take-no-prisoners careerists.