But I’m a Gen Xer. We’re not really into effort. As a generation, we sort of hung back. We critiqued things. We elevated eye-rolling into high art and substituted disdain for struggle.
Gen Xer here.
I’ve been vegetarian since 1989 and voting Green since I was legal with a few outliers.
Of course, when you have no purchasing power, then Western society is not terribly interested in your opinion.
Now I have the most possible fiscal leverage in my life so far, I have to balance concerns of caring for elderly Boomers who “forgot” to plan for their twilight years, raising the next generation right and staying afloat in the current economy.
None of the preceding is an excuse for inaction as as it has never been cheaper to make a difference.
I‘ll say it again: I feel I can, as I work for a research arm that crunches the numbers on this:
it has never been cheaper in history to make a difference
We do, however need to
* be motivated
* have some faith
* put our money where our mouth is
We need to appeal to our better angels and pull together.
I can only wish all the best of luck to us all.