Child = paradox ?
Sweeping generalisation but hit the spot for me. I have a few irons in the fire at the minute, one of which led me to do some in-depth research on the effects of the working environment on different generations of employees!
For those interested there are four generation categories used for such studies:
Baby Boomers (1950-1968)
Generation X (1969-1979 = Me)
Generation Y (1980- 1999 = Edge Junior)
Generation Z (2000+)
Reading a summary of the traits of a generation X individual, made me think, for a moment, that the prior post about non-conformity was more a paradoxical child of my own making!! Rather than a profound call to arms against formality (Rage Against the Machine BABY!!)….. its due to seeing your parents work hard ... as after the war they were forced to buckle down in what ever job they had to and their mentality meant the neglected their children slightly.
I have attached the document below for anyone who is interested in reading the 4 generation groups in more detail. I wouldn't advise reading any further than the methodology as it gets very technical:
Workplace Fun - the moderating effects of generational differences
The cathartic musings of a CRE8IV mind, living at the EDGE of chaos.