AS A MEMBER OF THIS X generation, I am frustrated with the media’s portrayal of the twentysomethings (“Generation X-asperated,” The District Line, 3/10). Although I do not live in a group house, I share an apartment with two other girls, an elementary school teacher and a biomedical engineer, and I have friends whose careers range from accountants to waiters. Primarily, we are trying to make some type of contribution to the world as well as finding our professional niche. In our struggle, I do not see a slacker among us. While we wonder how our paper shuffling and daily chores will help the world at large, I do not see anyone (at least that I know) rejecting conformity for its own sake and taking to the streets singing folk songs! Why the main- line media persists in its need to label our generation is probably another line of conversation altogether though!

Brookland