Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Are You Acting Your Age If You're Not Acting?


There's an interesting, well-written (if maybe a bit longer than necessary to get the point) article by Adam Sternbergh from New York magazine on the effective collapse of any meaningful genereation gap between those in their 40s (and in some cases their 50s) through 20s.

And, BTW, the magazine's blog-esque site NYmag.com is a really well-designed, well-written, content-rich iteration of the magazine. And, you don't have to be a New Yorker to appreciate it.

Illustration by James Taylor

4 comments:

Sanity said...

I had been sensing this phenomenon for quite some time but wasn't consciously aware of it. I remember reading an article about Gen X'rs in the early 90's about our values and preferences and it appears from this article and personal observations that they haven't changed much in the last 15 years.

Chris said...

It's a trend that bodes well for us. We'll be relevant and fookin' hip 'til we're done. When we get there, we'll make 90 the new 20 and feeble senility will be the new detached slackerism.

Hafiz said...

This article cracks me up! Great post... we know tons of folks like this and if you don't have to grow up, why bother. I'm grateful I don't have to wear a suit everyday and laugh at my friends stuck in law firms and consulting gigs. It's not the end of the world (or capitalism for that matter) to pursue your interests...

Chris said...

Here, here! (Or is it, 'Hear, hear!'?) Regardless, whatever you call it, it's who we are. I don't think it's a 'trend' and I don't think it's 'acting'.

And, congrats on your new gig.