Take note, Millenials:  This is what Baby Boomers were saying about Generation Xers 25 years ago.  They called us “slackers” (and still do), even though Gen Xers (born between 1965-1980) are more likely to have gone to college and have advanced degrees than the previous generation.
We were “overshadowed” by Baby Boomers simply because there were so many more of them and they got to the positions of power before us.   Not because we were lazy or “lost” or not educated enough.  
ADDENDUM:  
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.” — Socrates

Take note, Millenials:  This is what Baby Boomers were saying about Generation Xers 25 years ago.  They called us “slackers” (and still do), even though Gen Xers (born between 1965-1980) are more likely to have gone to college and have advanced degrees than the previous generation.

We were “overshadowed” by Baby Boomers simply because there were so many more of them and they got to the positions of power before us.   Not because we were lazy or “lost” or not educated enough.  

ADDENDUM:  

“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.” — Socrates