Wow, an article with two highlights for me.
If this isn’t the crux of Gen X angst, I don’t know what is. We were aware of what we were doing, accepting and ignoring while it was going on. Unlike previous generations who could claim ignorance or subsequent generations (yet to reach our point of retrospection) who might claim some degree of righteousness, we were in the middle: knowing right from wrong and not stepping up to do right. Human? Sure, but we have reason to be ashamed of this.