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  • Do Gen Xers care about the greater good?
  • Do Gen Xers care about the greater good?
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UK Gen X on Citizenship

The archetypal Gen Xer is notoriously self-absorbed. But what do they think of the rest of society? Are they political? Do they consume ethically? Or would they rather not think about it? Canvas8 sat down with British men and women between the ages of 35 and 49 to find out what causes they care about.

Location United Kingdom

“Like most of my peers, I'm well aware that there's nothing quite so fascinating as myself,” writes a self-confessed Gen Xer for The Independent. But what does this say about their relationship with the rest of society? This particular writer describes his generation as ‘slackers’ and 'comfort junkies'; a generation characterised by an uncertainty that sees them unsure of what is right or wrong, unable to take a side between rampant consumerism and social justice.

But in the contemporary climate – with so many people connected and so much information on offer – is it ...



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