Dugan Arnett’s article about Generation X (“Gen Xers lament: What about us?” Page A1, March 28) largely overlooks an important point that explains everything: The reason this generation was given this moniker in the first place was that we were invisible and overlooked by society as we came of age. Overshadowed by the boomers, our needs were overlooked, so we learned to fend for ourselves — quietly, out of necessity. Invisibility has always defined this generation’s experience.

Also, the idea of naming our children “Generation Z” represents further overshadowing by the boomer generation, because it implies that the world ends when the sun sets on them. I prefer to think that young people today will forge their own identity, not derivative of the burdens passed on from the adults who made this mess.


Roberta Cameron