Those Darn Kids

John Scalzi is a writer who I have promoted and praised on here in the past. This week he wrote a good piece on how Millennials (those born in the 1980s and 1990s) get a pretty bad rap from the Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who whine about them. He makes a point that I often find making, which is that since the dawn of time, the older folks have been complaining about the younger generation. The Gen Xers were the flannel wearing, grunge rock listening, down-with-the-government slackers, but before that Baby Boomers were your free-love, burn the bras hippies. The old is going to hate on the young, and it will be the game we play forever and ever. Most of what I have to say is echoed in Scalzi's piece, so go read that.