Got this in an email from a very pretty Gen X'er this morning.
THE "Y" CHROMOSOME…
People born before 1946
The Greatest Generation.
People born between 1946
and 1964 are called
The Baby Boomers .
People born between 1965
and 1979 are called
And people born between 1980
and 2010 are called
Generation Y .
So why do we call the last group Generation Y ?
Y should I get a job?
Y should I leave home and find my own place?
Y should I clean my room?
Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?
Y should I contribute money to the home?
Y should I help buy food?
Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?
But perhaps this cartoonist explains it best of all:
Just thought you might like to know "Y".
Though amusing, and on the money for some, it's a little unfair. In my experience, a lot of the kids I am running into are pretty solid citizens. There is a segment that is starting to understand how this whole mess came into being, and that the government is the problem rather than the solution. After all, these are the kids who have been fighting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. As a Boomer, I blame the Greatest Generation for electing FDR four times and picking Lyndon Johnson over the near-libertarian, Barry Goldwater. None of us could vote before 1967. I was in the cohort of 18 to 20-year-olds that first voted in 1972. I blame the X'ers for Clinton, but then you have to give them credit for breaking the Democrat choke-hold on Congress in '94. We all have to answer for Obama.