“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.
I’ll say it: Gen Xers are best prepared for our quarantine moment [Chicago Tribune]
The Gen X guide to quarantine [The Federalist]
Gen X was born for this shit [Forge on Medium]