People in western countries born from the mid-1960s to 1980 approximately. You can imagine them as a blend of Boomers and Millennials in both good and bad traits but way more cynical. You might be cynical too if you were stuck between those two.
Why is Chad always such a naysayer? He's generation X.
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The generation born right around the end of the 1960s baby boomer cultural takeover, basically anyone born after 1965 (Dylan going electric) and before 1977 (so that you'd hafta be at least 1 yr. old when Star Wars came out). The title Generation X was designated by the media to indicate a distinct group population for marketing purposes. Generation X members are generally considered laid back (slackers), market savvy (having been inundated by the mass media and MTV since their pre-teen years), prone to psychological disorders (the first generation with a majority to have grown up with absent or divorced parents), and considered less important than baby boomers (who are btw the egomaniacal bastids to make that distinction in the first place, sheesh). Generational trends however suggest that Gen Xers are smarter than people think, are more capable and hard working than expected, and will eventually rule the world by lining up the baby boomer bastids against the wall when the revolution comes!
Also, the name of a punk band I think.
None needed. Generation X already knows.
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A tech savvy generation with the unfortunate distinction of being born after the Boomer generation and thus having to suffer through the worse childhood of any generation.

Generally, for those who survived being spoiled rotten or beaten by their parents, they became happy, outgoing, and very innovative. For those who had to fight their way out they became leaders, innovators, and strong willed.

Criticized for being slackers but surviving the boomer generation would take the energy and initiative out of anybody.
Anyone born between 1967 and 1981.

Joaquin Phoenix, Kurt Cobain, Marc Andreessen,
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The 45 million people born between 1965 and 1976. Dubbed Generation "X" because they have no war, depression or other socioeconomic condition to identify themselves with. (i.e. Malcom "X"-has no family name, thus he must go by his given name.)
Mountain Dew's use of extreme sports in advertising targeted to Generation Xers helped boost the brand's market share to fourth in the soft drink category.
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A book by the Canadian author Douglas Coupland, thought to epitomize a particularly jaded and ironic generation of slackers.
Life in a Coma and Shampoo Planet totally sucked. Generation X is his best book.
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American pop cultural reference to the population of those born between 1965 and 1977(to include any year in the 1980s is INACCURATE), holding the distinction of being the first American generation born into divorce, moral cultural decline, well as major technical advances.

The starting point of 1965 is chosen by virtue of its status of the first year of the drop-off from the baby booming pattern that had long been running prior to it.
Kurt Cobain was considered the musical voice of Generation X.
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A hybrid generation stuck between the analogue Baby Boomer and digital Generation Y.

Because of their dual identity(half analogue/half digital), Gen X have been put under economical oppression. It is more profitable to invest in the homogenous Baby Boomer and Gen Y. Investing in Gen X means splitting the money in two witch leads to un-optimal performance for the economy.

Another drawback of this dual identity is that it is easy to make them look like whatever you want them to be. At first they were compared to lazy communist, so that the Baby Boomer would not need to give them room on the work force. Secondly they were compared to violent and aggressive terriorist, because they tried a little to hard to get back to work forcing the Baby Boomer wall while woman and immigrants were being accommodated. There is a step three to come that i will not mention here.

Woman and immigrants of the same age group are exempt from this conspiracy.
So, if you have chest hair and don't need medecine to have an erection, i suggest you move to another country.

Generation X are also compared to the Lost Generation.
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