Gen X, the Community Builder

Will the settling down of Generation X, whose youngest members are now turning 30, represent a boom in localism and community building? Scott Doyon thinks so.
March 6, 2011, 9am PST | Hazel Borys
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Doyon writes that those of us in Generation X (roughly between 30 and just under 50) reacted against the rebellion of the Baby Boom generation and cultivated a desire "to sidestep authority in pursuit of a more appealing alternate system of their own creation." Doyon thinks those goals set up Gen X to make a real difference on a local level:

"What's important in all this is that, despite the crushing blow of unrealized (or, at least, unrealistic) internet dreams, the defining motivations of Generation X endured. Our instincts still tell us to sidestep power, to make it work on our own terms instead, and nowhere is this more evident than in the rise of localism."

Thanks to Hazel Borys

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Published on Friday, March 4, 2011 in PlaceShakers
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