Squeezing is not always a bad thing, especially when it helps us to make lemonade out of lemons. For Gen-Xers, the squeeze may be the push that we need to make ourselves that much more qualified and efficacious in leading 21st century change.
You hover just above this new group of 20-something adults, a huge swath of team-players inclined towards a sharing economy and igniting a war on your experience. They see a world where the playing field has leveled; you still see one where there's a hierarchy to rebel against.
Media coverage of the 2008 crash often focuses on investors close to retirement age. Here's the under-reported story: The lifetime record of these close-to-retirement investors actually is considerably better than those of other age groups.