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  • Generation Without Its Own Identity
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    Generation X Generation X, a generation without its own identity. A generation of people who have total disregard for rules and laws. A bunch of drug users and drinkers. A generation without morals or religion. Misfits with no respect for their parents and elders. Selfish and cold-hearted individualists. These are only some of the things I have heard about Generation X. Many of them I find appalling to have to listen to because I know none of these things to be true. These are nothing but stereo...
  • Parents Of Generation X
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    Nothing is Forever "Generation X" is the term used to describe and define the generation born after 1970. Although it is given as being this age group, Generation X is more of a mind set, than an age. Described as lacking morals, ethics, and diligence, elder generations look down on Xers as if they were willfully deceitful. While truth may lie in some of these accusations, the roots extend far deeper. Generation X lacks a perception of permanence, which causes problems when functioning in the re...
  • Generation X
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    Crisis: Generation X Generation X is the most misunderstood generation to date. Douglas Coupland attempts to make sense of what sense this generation has been left with. Due to high expectations placed upon Generation X, commonly know as "X-ers", by the successful "Baby Boomer" generation. Couplands' writings validate his generation (Generation X) and invalidates the Baby Boomers. Generation X, Shampoo Planet, and Microserfs were written to support the invalidating of the Baby Boomer Generations...
  • Label Of Generation X
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    Generation X Question: Popular culture has dubbed you and your contemporaries Generation X. Respond to this label and describe any feelings brought about by this. My main objective in writing this essay was to articulate my feelings on a topic which should matter to those of us who don't want to be percieved in such a general manner. At the same time I tried to draw comparisons to misunderstood generations of the past. I drew the analogy about algebra because it provides a strong backbone for an...
  • Title Generation X
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    Nix The "X" There are a variety of terms from which to choose: The Lost Generation, the MTV Generation, Generation PC, Busters, the Information Generation, the Bitter Bunch, the 13th Generation, Generation Next, the Soundbite Generation... We have been slapped with more stickers than a Deadhead's van. For those of us who grew up on MTV, video games, and microwave dinners, these are far from complimentary terms. My generation doesn t deserve the title "Generation X" because it is an incorrect lab...
  • X Generation Phenomena
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    Generation-X What is Generation-X. the 'post-baby-boomer' generation. Generation-X is the word that stands for the children of the baby boomer generation in America. It has been coined as such because of the diversity and lack of homogeneity of this population, which stands in sharp contrast with the baby- boomer generation. X stands for the unknown, unpredictable variable... the 52 million Americans born between 1965 and 1981. Technically, Generation X is classified as the population born betwe...
  • Managers Of Generation X
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    People think that generation X today does nothing but complains about everything and it is so apathetic. Consequently, we can realize that it is a generation that is completely different from the prior generation. Karl Zinsmeister, the writer of The Humble Generation, states that some people believe that X ers are materialistic, inconsiderate and unprogressive. The author also states that liberals accuse them of lacking exemplars. Generation X possesses different major characteristics which are ...
  • Members Of Generation X
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    'What? The land of the free? Whoever told you that is your enemy... Yes I know my enemies They " re the teachers who taught me to fight me Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite All of which are American dreams. ' (Know Your Enemy, Rage Against the Machine) Perhaps this explains some of Generation X, as they have come to be called, or perhaps it open up more questions. I'd like to share what I've learned about Gen X from people who are part of...
  • Generations Of X And Y
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    The Battle of Gen X and Gen There's no doubt about it, the newest diversity issue in the workplace is age diversity. Many organizations have finally figured out how to recruit young talent only to watch them drive down a collision course with seasoned employees over issues like work ethic, respect for authority, dress code and every work arrangement imaginable. And they " re not sure what to do about it. With this paper, I decided to take this concept because of the people that I have to work wi...
  • Generation X Males
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    Fight Club Reader Response The movie Fight Club is based around a concept articulated by Tyler Durden to a 'lost generation' of men as, "You are not your job. You are not how much you have in the bank. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your khakis. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake". This ideology represents a counter-culture to the typical American pop culture and creed. As demonstrated throughout the movie, this 'revolution' is a fight against the widely accepted ...
  • Generation X Two Of The Core Values
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    Team Dynamics and Conflict Resolution The idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts is becoming more than simply an adage for many in the workforce. Team based-work has begun to permeate business organizations like never before, and according to the University of Phoenix (2004) teamwork is "Among the more noteworthy and promising approaches for achieving the dual goals of higher productivity and increased worker satisfaction... ". (p. 2) Even as more and more companies shift their...
  • Term Generation X
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    Did you know that you are considered part of the first generation symbolizing the decline of the nation? Generations are labeled all the time by historians, novelists and journalist in an attempt to capture the spirit or essence of an era. But the term Generation X carries all the negativity of propaganda and stereotype. The term Generation X has become a derisive media batch phrase, a snide put-down for those 80 million people who, like me, were born between 1961 and 1981. They are the children...
  • Reality Bites A Generation X Film
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    Generation's View of Reality Ben Stiller's 1994 film, Reality Bites, portrays the broad based struggles of America's twenty somethings through a lighthearted glimpse into the lives of the movie's main characters. Four friends, recently graduated from college, find themselves over-educated and under-employed, a theme reiterated in the lives of many Generation Xers according to critic Marilyn Gardner. She states, "unemployment is higher for those under 25 then it is for the workforce as a whole". ...
  • Students In Generation X
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    Generation X, children of Baby Boomers, is perhaps a unique generation that has been the most discussed and criticized to date. They have been early viewed with negative assumptions as slacker, cynics, and pessimists. Many descriptions about Generation X's poor work ethic have expressed to be lazy, arrogant, and irresponsible. Yet when coming to training, and retaining, they are particularly described as best employees with unique skills and talents in the different kind of work environment. In ...
  • Generation X Ers
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    Baby Boomers are Jealous Generation X ers have been described as "fanatically independent individuals pathologically ambivalent about the future, and brimming with unsatisfied longings for permanence, for love, and for material possessions. ' (Lauren, p. 64) This less-than-flattering description of our generation has since been expanded by the media to the point that myself and my peers are described as a bunch of apathetic slackers unconcerned with family values, godless cynics resentful of the...

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