Based on interviews historian Neil Howe did in the early 1990s, Gen Xers identified early with collective failure. Back then, we felt like a great big nuclear disaster. We were our own Three-Mile Island. And, the X, with its “identity-cloaking effect,” didn't help. While other generations felt pride, Xers struggled to find a “generational center of gravity.” Nevertheless, on the day you were born you were cherished by the Living God, by the Father of Lights from whom all good things come. And, now, from sorrow and rejection come spiritual advantages you can use to heal the world.