As a 40 something white male on vacation in Italy — it makes me chuckle — we were the baby boomers’ offspring — we were labelled Gen-X — oh and race was not really an defining demographic in the 90’s when our social tribes were gathering.
We were apathetic slackers who changed the world and let it fall — so I guess any tags or headlines will read strange. Most of us didn’t read Forbes or Fortune — more like Rolling Stone, Wired and Loaded.
so If I reverse the tags we got as Gen-Xers from publications in the early 90’s;
(so I have replaced the word Millenials where it should read Generation X)
“Millennials are self-involved and perhaps aimless…but fun”
“ Millennials, once pitied but now envied group of self-employed workers”
New York Times
“Millennials are stuck in a terminal cynicism, ”
The Dallas Morning News
“Grow Up, Millennial Crybabies.”
The Washington Post
The difference I see here is that we got a hard time from forbears and hopefully at least this time we may be remembered as embracing the next generation.