I'm a GenXer and I'm raising a GenZ. We bond over our shared cynicism. They have a hardened realism that even we didn't have growing up, but maybe hiding in the dark during active shooter drills, being told that the climate will be unlivable in their old age, and watching the older generations tear each other apart during the last four years has done something to them. I can't wait till they take over either, but they are not going to go easy on us, that's for sure.