Middle Child in the Middle Generation

I know my family is going to find it funny that I am a part of the “middle” generation.

From Generation X: America’s Neglected ‘Middle Child’, an article from the Pew Research Center

When compared to the generation before (baby boomers) and the generation after (millennials), my generation, the Gen Xers are more pessimistic about their futures (see the graph to the left).

However, we are more “savvy, skeptical and self-reliant; they’re not into preening or pampering, and they just might not give much of a hoot what others think of them. Or whether others think of them at all.”

Not sure how many of those traits I have, but as a Gen Xer I am supposed to say that I don’t care.

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