"the luckiest generation"
"They are a generation without responses - apathetic, laconic, no great loves, no profound hates and pitifully few enthusiasms. They are a wordless generation. If they have ideas they don't seem to like to rub them against other people's ideas."
"Unimaginative, yes," reported another teacher, "but they are very realistic. Security is uppermost in their minds."
--from an article in Life Magazine, dated January 4, 1954