Generation X: A Generation at Risk by Doug Tegner

Generation X: A Generation at Risk
Doug Tegner

I. Forces Affecting Generation X Today
A. The Economic Engine Marketed to death; money 100% spendable;
Know they are likely to not out achieve their parents comfort levels

B. Media/Entertainment Culture Absolute values are meaningless

C. Fractured Families Many parents have their own crises

D. The Adolescent Stage in Life
1. Two Major Goals
a. Own adult identity
What does it mean to be a man/woman?
b. Establish personal freedom/ownership/control

II. 13th Generation Identity
A. They are less developed than Boomers were at their age & don't care

B. They believe that we don't think them significant

C. They are the most ethnic/culturally diverse generation in this century

D. They often associate sex with self-destruction or hurt

E. Many are angry and "street smart"
Some have a definite goal to make adults fail

F. Many feel "homeless" disconnected

G. They identify truth with their feelings

H. They are little hoped vs. hopeless

I. They value friends above all else
Yet they deeply desire meaningful relationship with their parent(s)

J. They are not afraid of straight talk

K. They are ...

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