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Sadly these kids will probably not make the greatest parents themselves. Like the Silent generation they will pretty much leave kids to fend for themselves, which is what resulted in the attitudes of the Gen X'ers today. The pendulum swings back and forth with over parenting of children leading to adults who want to give their children too much freedom. And thus the cycle continues.
I agree with you that awareness of our generation's tendencies is the best antidote to the extremism we often see in our generation. You can't change the generation you were born in, but you can be conscious of how your attitudes are shaped by it.
That said, Gen X has certain had it's part in the crisis we now face. We are a survivalist generation and have mainly watched out for our own good. We have thought little about the long-term consequences of our individual actions and have mostly avoided civic duty.
So I agree that we have to change, but so do Boomers AND Millennials. Mill's were given something that Gen X never got: the support of their parents and a society that sees them as the future. Don't squander that on blaming others for your problems. There is a crisis at hand and Millennials will be expected to do what is required to get us out of it. Seem unfair? Well if we are successful the Millennials will get all the credit and Gen X will receive much of the blame if things go wrong.
I definitely agree that Mill's are going to have to dig deep to overcome the Boomer-dominated culture. I will do everything I can to support them in that effort!