I was reading this over at GayPatriot the other day and felt compelled to leave a comment regarding the Baby Boomers as being “callous children.” But my view is that Obama is not a Baby Boomer at all. He is clearly a Gen X product. Some might call him a “tweener,” but it is clear he fits the X mold.
Two of the defining characteristics of an X fit Obama perfectly:
- See every job as temporary and a step to something better
- No strong sense of mission or loyalty to an organization
It’s interesting that these two characteristics lead to the perception that he may be of the narcissistic mold as well – something that many have written about. Throw in a couple more characteristics…..
- Don’t like close supervision
- Emphasis on leisure and entertainment
……and we can see how he doesn’t much like others telling him what should be done. But there is plenty of time for basketball, golf, parties, and hobnobbing with celebrities.
Hmmm, maybe there is something to these generational generalizations!