Millennials! Let’s battle the boomers and Gen Xers — who had it easy compared to us – Salon.com
It is often forgotten that the millennial generation’s collective consciousness was awakened with 9/11. This was then followed by the Iraq War and the Great Recession. It is difficult for members of other generations to grasp, much less empathize with, the feelings and world view that develop when you live through the rough equivalents of Pearl Harbor, Vietnam and the Great Depression all before you graduate college. However, for those of us who did experience this formative pounding, the cumulative effect has been overwhelming.