One prominent pollster, a Baby Boomer, is critical of his generation’s self-indulgence. A slacker-embracing, 41-year-old writer is unapologetic about descriptions he considers fitting for his fellow Gen Xers: ornery, skeptical, detached. And legions of Millennials, a cohort typically seen as team players, are readily acknowledging a significant self-indulgent streak.
The pollster, 60-year-old John Zogby, casts a negative eye on his fellow Boomers’ quest for perpetual youth and rues the rise of celebrities at the expense of role models. The writer, Jeff Gordinier, author of the recently published “X Saves the World” (Viking, $21.95), says Xers, many of whom have griped about being misunderstood, are actually more in danger of being overlooked.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)