It's a relevant question, particularly in light of my previous post
. Note that you don't hear as much adulation of young people these days, and some might conclude that they haven't made a difference at all in our lives--but that would be bullshit. If we don't hear about accomplishments of Generations X and Y, it's because the Boomers, like all parents, decry the choices their children make.Allow me to make a few modest proposals:Generation X
- Responsible for post-feminism and the conservative backlash that, among other things, led to the idea of the female "biological clock," the erosion of Roe v. Wade, the reemphasis of the importance of marriage (even for gays!) and family, and the economic revival of the 90's.Generation Y
- Harder to say as we are, for the most part, just coming of age now. Responsible for changing the way knowledge is understood--it's not what you know but how you process it. Driving the boundaries of copyright and artistic freedom. Blurring the lines between different forms of media and communication.