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May
06

Generation X: Today’s Honorary Assholes

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We couldn't be cool forever

We couldn’t be cool forever

It doesn’t feel all that long ago when my generation saw the life ahead of us like the start of a wide-open book that could proceed any way we imagined, far from the predictable lives of our parents. Now, I skim through social media profiles of people I haven’t seen in decades, a lot paunchier, a lot greyer or balder, and I realize we’ve become our parents!

I find it eerie to calculate the year my own father was my present age and then think about how I viewed him at that time. One thing is for certain: I didn’t classify him as an a-hole.

My dad was a practicing surgeon in those days, and he wasn’t around a whole lot. That’s what I remember. You have to be around and come up with a lot of strict rules your kids despise to be considered a professional a-hole. Compared to my friends’ parents, my own were quite lenient. When my father was almost exactly the same age I am now, to the month, he and my mother traveled to France and Israel on a two-week holiday. They gave me and my brother credit cards, ample cash, and the use of the cars. We had more cars between us than people.

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Categories : Egomania

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