It's my understanding that its commonly thought the Silent Generation did exactly that, largely dissapearing from the cultural mealstrom much faster than the boomers have (hence Silent Generation). It didn't actually happen that way though, what happened is that the Boomers were so much bigger than the Silent Generation that the Silent Generation didn't have much choice in the matter.Aardvaarkman said:Do you have any actual examples of that? It's human nature to maintain power as long as possible. I very much doubt that previous generations were any different.Aramis Night said:Previous generations would usually hand over the reigns of power/control when they felt the younger generation was ready. In this way the younger generation would receive opportunity from the older generations.
Which is probably what's going to happen to Generation X, the Millenials are the biggest generation since the Boomers so mainstream culture is going to gravitate to them ASAP, Gen X won't have the luxury of holding on to the reigns for as long as they can like the Boomers did.