Of course a pandemic quarantine is Gen X’s time to shine

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“Gen X wasn’t ordered to self-isolate, we preferred it,” says Christopher Borrelli in the Chicago Tribune. He goes on to clarify that it’s not a brag. The reasons why we’re not so bothered by sheltering in place as other generations started when we were latchkey kids with a constant fear of nuclear war whose parents made us sit in the back seat as we waited in long lines for gas and were all divorcing. When we finally got out into the world we faced the HIV pandemic and a massive recession.

For better or worse, as GenXers we got this. Sheltering in place is our jam. Here are 15 articles from across the web that explore exactly why.

It took a global pandemic, but Generation X is finally getting love [Paper City]

Coronavirus quarantine? Gen X was made for this. Gen Z and Boomers, not so much [NBC News]

The psychological reason why Gen X may be taking COVID-19 more seriously than Boomers and Millennials [CNBC]

A rare win for Gen X? Boomers gave us latchkey childhoods that prepped us for coronavirus quarantine [Marketwatch]

Here’s why Gen X is trending in the time of coronavirus [Parade]

I’ll say it: Gen Xers are best prepared for our quarantine moment [Chicago Tribune]

Is one generation better at social distancing? Gen X may have a leg up [Seattle Times]

Three ways the coronavirus outbreak affects members of Generation X differently [Ladders]

The Gen X guide to quarantine [The Federalist]

Bored and needing help getting through coronavirus? Ask the Gen X kids [Let Grow]

Gen X was born for this shit [Forge on Medium]

Coronavirus generation gap: Mom fights to keep kids—and grandma—home [CS Monitor]

Who is generation X and why does self-isolation come so easy to them? [Metro]

The ultimate roundup of the funniest Gen X coronavirus memes [Distractify]

Forgotten Generation X slackers no more, showing boomers and millennials how to deal when ‘Reality Bites’ [Cleveland.com]

 

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