Each generation left behind their own mess. The Silent Generation left behind a legacy of racism, bigotry and unflinching suburban values. The Baby Boomers left behind lots of greed, debt, a housing crisis and education bubble for us. What will we leave to our kids, any guesses? Potential issues: global warming, fuel/oil shortages, social security insolvency, and we're probably going to be Nazis to our kids on cell phones and video games after we see what they've done to our brains.