Gen X set the precedent for today's social justice warriors and capitalist super-soldiers. Enjoy, and also, sorry!

What is an X? An empty set, a place holder, a nothing that fills a void until an actual something comes along.

For the members of Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980, that was never us.

"They have few heroes, no anthems, no style to call their own," wrote Time magazine in a 1990 cover story called "20-something" that marked our debut, as a class, on the national stage. "They crave entertainment, but their attention span is as short as one zap

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This generation is even smaller than it might appear

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We were never slackers

We totally did sell out, again and again

We were never cynical and disaffected

We invented "woke"