It is most certainly a trait of our generation. Every few generations you get those unruly, out of place ones that have no idea where they are doing or what the hell is going on. Some of us have become politically active, others play Super Nintendo all day or watch TV while smoking weed and intermittantly masturbating to cheesy Skinemax softcore B-porn flicks. The children of our generation will undoubtedly be anal retentive, singleminded and conservative in an effort to cheese us--their embarassing wacko-liberal parents--off.
My best advice is to try not to expect too much, because when you place high expectations on your life and on yourself you must be prepared for disappointment. I can't say that I am rich, but I can say that I am a lot happier than most people that I know and I doubt that it is coincidence.