Ever wondered what members of the younger generation think about their elders - the Baby Boomers who hold most of the power and control within our society?
I've just been reading this book, written in 2006 by Ryan Heath, a young Australian ex-pat and former student activist, who has plenty to say on the topic. He also tells us what's on the minds of some of his Generation X and Y compatriots ... (my kids and yours, maybe?)
Sample quote - from one of the writer's colleagues -
- Boomers are sucking the blood out of X-ers. We work like dogs, pay hideous rents, have no job secuirity, and are so exhausted we have no time any more to think, let alone raise questions about the status quo and take action. Boomers aren't interested in us, except as a source of tax revenue for their pensions and looming health-care costs. That's why they're freaked that we're not having babies.
There's plenty to think about in this book and I found little that I would disagree with.
If what he says is a fair indication, when the Boomers finally move aside I reckon our country will be in pretty responsible hands.