It seems that everywhere I look lately, there is a Gen Y blogging about how we Xers are jealous of them, are commited to the company, and the people who are crushing those great Gen Y ideas at every turn.
And I can't help but thinking - what?
Even our friends over at Brazen Careerist can be guilty of it. However, if you ask a Boomer whether Xers are like them, you will hear a resounding "Nooooooo!"
So, just for the record, Xers are not like Boomers. They're more like Ys, without all the soccer trophies. And a little bit more sarcasm. And they drive minivans (hey, we're parents now, what can I say?).
Here's my free advice to Gen Y bloggers: There are a lot of things you can rip on Xers about - our need to add our glib opinions to everything, our lack of trying to sugar-coat things so we don't hurt your feelings, our bad fashion choices in the 80s, our obsessive use of the f-word. However, we don't buy into the hierarchy either. Our cohorts are responsible for Amazon.com and Google. We're the generation of Kurt Cobain and Janeane Garafalo.
I am so totally with you. Both of the posts by Gen Y writers suck because they're making huge - and mostly inaccurate - generalizations. And then on the BC one when the writer got called on it she whined that she has to generalize to make the points she wants to make. I may be a middle aged mom who drives a minivan now but my Gen X eyes were rolling big time at that one.
I like your advice. MY advice to Gen Y bloggers - scratch that - to all bloggers - is to write what you know. Sharing your personal experiences and observations is fabulous and (speaking only for myself) why I read blogs.
What the f*#@? We say the F word a lot?! Everything else you are 100% correct. I do get tired of hearing that we're holding Gen Y back and stifling their creativity.
Like Connie my Gen X eyes roll big time.
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