Dear Millennials: Shut Up. Sincerely, Gen X

Generation X had it tough too: Mat Honan
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2011 12:52 PM CDT
Updated Oct 23, 2011 7:45 AM CDT
Demonstrators associated with the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement protest in Times Square on October 15, 2011 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Mat Honan has a message seemingly directed at the current generation occupying Wall Street and feeling sorry for itself: “Generation X is sick of your bullshit.” A recent New York article claimed this might be the first generation to end up worse off than its parents: “Please. Been there,” retorts Honan on Gizmodo. “Generation X was told that so many times that it can't even read those words without hearing Winona Ryder's voice in its heads.”

“Generation X is tired of your sense of entitlement,” he continues. After all, that generation also graduated during a recession, suffered through crappy jobs, and lost money in the dot-com bust, all while actually paying for its music. Today, “Generation X is tired,” Honan concludes. It “wishes it had better health insurance and a deeper savings account.” Mostly, it wants a minute to be left alone to think and have a beer. “Can you just do that, OK? It knows that you are so very special and so very numerous, but can you just leave it alone? Just for a little bit?” (Read more Generation X stories.)

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