Generation X is disillusioned, we are told, traumatized over there being a war, the failure of our efforts to stamp out drugs, our educational woes, and the possibility that America is not as exceptional as they had been taught.
I had thought Generation X was supposed to already be cynical. Why did you have illusions in the first place? But nevermind that.
Welcome to adulthood, my friends. Join the disillusionment of us Baby Boomers. Generation Y will join us in a few years.