This is ... maybe, kinda, sorta the experience of older boomers. There is a gulf
between those born in the late 40s, early 50s, versus those born from about 1955, 1960 or so to the end of the boomer generation, 1966 (this second half is called Generation Jones).
Folks born in 1945 (the oldest boomers) turned 18 in 1963.They were already in their 20s by the time Vietnam got bad (and the average age of guys who went to Vietnam was 19 - it wasn't these oldest boomers, although they were certainly within the older half). In contrast, folks born in 1960 turned 18 in 1978, already on the downside of the gas shortage.
This is why I find the criticisms of the boomers so ludicrous. It's not to say some of it isn't justified. Still, it lumps a lot of people together who have little to nothing in common. It also treats the oldest boomers more like the Greatest generation.
Yeah, my folks are in the tail end of their 80s. My dad knows enough about computers to be dangerous. My mother, nearly nothing (she wasn't brought up to embrace technology). In contrast, my brother and I are boomers, born in '59 and '62, respectively. We are both power users. He's a project manager; I'm a content manager. Neither of us got a car in high school (for the people we went to hs with who did, it wasn't from summer jobs - it was from working an entire school year and then some, and those were used cars). And we didn't jump into jobs immediately at all. Not even close.
Pretending these people are all the same is the same kind of monolithic treatment which most people don't like. Big shocker there that we might not like it, either.