On Oregon Trails and Crowded Rafts
Nicole Dieker

100% going to call myself a member of the Oregon Trail generation from now on(at 34, I hit the mark). Mr. McDillet is solidly Gen X, and occasionally the differences really stand out. He still has that punk mentality (hating Reagan was central to his youth), while I think our generation is a little more pragmatic. We didn’t necessarily have a central cause to rally around or rebel against, and we barely missed the typical hyper-connected Millennial childhood/young adulthood. I’m hopeful that our generation will be able to build our own rafts, and to welcome those aboard who don’t have the ability to build their own, but lately I’m beginning to think that I’ve been overestimating humanity in general.

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