Generation X, Versatile and other stuff

Apparently I belong to Generation X, the generation after the baby-boomers, and raised in an era of economic and social disruption. Gen X became the ultimate disruptors. Hm. My generation is often characterized by high levels of skepticism (who me? haha), “what’s in it for
me” attitudes (I hope that’s not the case for me personally, but I do recognize this in fellow generation X-ers) and we have a reputation for some of the worst music to ever gain
popularity (excuse me ?!?! What’s wrong with R.E.M. , Madonna, Punk Rock, among other great music from my time ?!?!)  Anyway, would you like to find out to which generation you belong, you can for instance look here: [read more] or watch the documentary at National Generation Channel.

Oh wait, I have to tell you another thing about my generation! We invented hacking!
So, if you are glad secrets of governments and big companies (Wiki-leaks) are being revealed; you’re welcome 😉 Although I must add immediately, I personally am not that proud of this invention at all. Yes, I am all for transparency, however if secrets are revealed which can harm our safety, nope, I do not like that at all. I always say ‘you are allowed to know everything about me, but not my pin-code’ (got that from a commercial aired on Dutch TV some years ago), I’ve got nothing to hide, but trust me, some things you don’t want to know about me 😉

Which brings me to my next topic; I received another nomination again. This time for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 As always, very honored to get nominated, but I doubted if I would accept this one. I tell you, being versatile can be a burden. I am so behind on various projects again due to having to many interests and liking to much stuff, I even decided to implement another time-management schedule again. I have 15 more minutes to finish this post, haha

Right, award. The versatile one. Gary of FictionisFood nominated me, thanks my new friend! I had to look up the rules and if you want to read more about those too, visit his post. Normally I don’t follow the rules well, maybe another Gen X thing ?, but I thought it would be nice to provide you

Seven facts(real facts, not fake!) about me:
– I don’t like coffee
– I don’t drink alcohol
– I eat meat
– I am a sleepy monster (and really don’t like that, but I need lots of sleep)
– I am occasionally a hypocrite
– I am more right-minded then left
– I try to be(come) a beautiful soul

I will tell you more about some facts in upcoming posts, but about the last two I am going to elaborate more now:

As you may know, in The Netherlands election-day was last week. I was so relieved the next morning that Wilders and his PVV didn’t win. Two seconds later I was worried. Although he didn’t win, he received again more votes and that scares me. Closing the borders for refugees is in my opinion just not the way to deal with neighbors in need. But this is the right-minded part of me: I do believe, that people who have to flee their country due to war should be given shelter, food, clothes and anything necessary to feel human again. If the war in their home country is not likely ending within the year after running for their lives, these individuals should integrate. Learn the language, work, go to school, etc. However ! As soon as the war is over, return to the home country and help rebuild it.

Did you come to Europe because of your financial situation (no job in home country), or any other reason: adjust. Integrate. Fully. So, do you happen to live in Europe and you want to support Erdogan and vote for him during the upcoming referendum? Why the h… do you live in Europe, a democratic continent?

I planned myself to vote in The Netherlands, my home country, but due to some ridiculous explanation we didn’t receive the necessary papers in time, here in Germany. Everything happens for a reason, because by the time I should have voted, I changed my mind. We emigrated to Germany, because my husband got a better job offer in this country. Nobody forced me to leave The Netherlands, and yes, I will always have warm feelings for the country I was born and raised, but I left. So, who am I to think I should still interfere with the politics over there…

Oh by the way, a thing I did inherit from the Gen X period; don’t tell me who I should like or not like, who I should or shouldn’t vote at/for. What I did NOT inherit; the believe all politicians and CEO’s are evil. Only if you catch me wanting to vote for a dictator, yes, then please warn me 😉
To be honest, I am not sure if I am going to vote here in Germany too, since I feel more like a world citizen and would rather vote for the European Community and, if it existed, for a World Community.

World Community…I think WordPress is some sort of World Community and I am so proud to be a part of this tribe. Connecting with neighbors from all over this globe, just love it. Like in daily life, people come and go, some stay acquaintances, some become good friends and I can’t keep up with all you beautiful souls…family, friends, bloggers, artists, etc.
But as always: I do the best I can. That’s a promise. It may take me a while, but I do keep my promises.

Time to do some household chores, play with our youngest dog and work on the next video/audio for my Beautiful Souls page, work on be(come) a beautiful soul. I won’t tell you, it is mandatory to visit those beautiful souls pages I add, it is just a friendly suggestion 😉

(Generation) XxX

ps…I am going to nominate a few bloggers for the Versatile Award too, but I really gotta run now.

25 thoughts on “Generation X, Versatile and other stuff

  1. What a lovely tribute to our generation. I agree on every word with you (scary…. 😉 )
    Most of my friends are feeling the same, and it is also our generation who created the internet voting and petition system, for people to vote against the ‘evil’ CEO’s and companies. Besides, I met many CEO’s in my life. Some were quite ‘evil’, but most of them were lovely people, sometimes almost suffocated between the needs of the money and the needs of the people who generated the money itself. It is a complex business choreography sometimes.
    I was also counting last week…yes, the ‘angry white man’ generated a lot of votes, but most of the votes were not for him actually. It was divided over all other parties. He is big, and I hope his strange points of view will decrease in the coming years… But I think most of the Dutch people still are as steady as we can be… Love and a big hug xxx

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    • Thank you dear Marije! I am always a bit insecure about posting these kinds of opinionated blogs…I am not as though as I may come across 😉 So, I am really relieved a fellow Dutch woman agree’s with what I wrote above. Big hug to you too. XxX

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      • The risk is that someone will respond with another opinion than you have. That might hurt you… But everyone has an opion. That is human. And it is ok to share it off course. And I feel and share every word you have written down here. It’s ok. xxxx

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        • Oh, don’t get me wrong…people don’t have to agree with me and I am always in for a good debate. But it still feels ‘scary’ a bit, posting my opinions, cause yes, I am indeed human 😉
          Thanks dear! XxX

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          • Some people can react so….well, it is normal to have different opinions, and that is very ok, as it makes the world interesting and allows you to refine your own opinion. But the scary part, for me… is the way some people can act and shout out their own opinion. That, in my case, can hurt me. I once did not authorize a comment with a very ‘PVV-type of opinion’ of someone else. Not because I did not want him to share it, but because it was hurting someone else I really love and who was in the comment above his. And that hurts me 🙂 Me and my husband are debating quite often. We agree one of us is ‘at the devils side’ when starting the discussion. It is really funny, and it helps you to grow and to argue your words. Have a nice evening from a very wet and windy Groningen. xxxx

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          • Fortunately, we have the option to delete and/or keep our door closed 😉
            Oh, yes…we do that too, the debating thing 🙂
            Alvast weltrusten lief mens, XxX

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  2. I’m Gen X too and I LOVE our generation. I think we’re the most versatile of the generations. We’ve seen and had to adapt to almost every single change in society. Plus, I think we’re just a really relaxed generation. Just let us be and we’ll let you be 😉

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    • That doesn’t surprise me, you have an old soul. My grandfather was ‘into’ reincarnation and told me, my soul is the ninth and therefor the last one and then my task here on earth is complete. I don’t know about that, but feeling older than my age, I experience this since I was a little girl 😉

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  3. Very interesting. Here in Pakistan, this concept of baby boomers or Gen X is very much different as people put themselves in the category of born before partition or after partition (here partition means gaining independence from British Raj in 1947).
    And further down the road, we classified ourselves with a particular decade. 50’s was the golden period as Pakistan was new and people were hopeful. But instead of keeping up the pace, things went awry and later decades saw us in a turmoil unlike any other.
    So, I’m a child of the 80s, a decade marked with a military dictatorship in the country, end of Cold War (Pakistan played a very major part in it, in case you don’t know) and much more.

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