Generation X (cellent) the original bad ass,fearless, most envied,innovative, influential and ICONIC generation to this very day.Even Urban Outfitters would agree.Right up there with the Boomer crew of course.You can't deny we are *thee* most imitated,blessed and emulated for all things "hip". Yeah,we see you boring,unoriginal millennials aka Generation butthurt obsessed with our culture and trying to take credit for what isn't yours. *eye roll* And you will never be as cool as us so don't even try. *Kidding* sort of.. Too be fair,I have a lot of millennial dude client friends I adore very much..
We possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit and are the first generation to grow up with computers.Tech & Startups were driven largely by Gen X. We possess strong survival skills and adapt well to changes in our environment and appreciate and welcome diversity.According to researchers,Gen X are more than capable of handling the demands of safety from the Covid pandemic more than other generations due to our latchkey nature in which we learned to take care and survive at an early age while both our parents worked like most families did back then.
You might be Generation X if you grew up as the world as your playground,literally.A big part of me growing up a tomboy in rural Nor Cal was being outdoors 80% of the time whether hiking, biking,climbing trees,swimming in a river,lake or pool,or on the ski slopes in the winter and roller skating daily in a rink or outdoors,camping,not glamping,drive in movie theaters and of course yearly excursions to the summer county fair.Sleeping in my front lawn under the stars in a sleeping bag was considered normal,fun and safe back then. LOL.
Gen X is the first generation to experience the emergence of music videos.Especially MTV.This generation is also responsible for the emergence of rock,grunge,hip hop & neo soul.And a large majority of music you hear these days have been sampled from our era.Even most movies/commercials made in the last 10 years or so,always feature many hit songs and sound tracks from the era.We are the original trendsetters and our wild sense of fashion( 70's-80's)and killer personal style still inspire in todays world.Our words,lingo,phrases and adages,etc.are prominent whether in movies/music or just day to day conversation.Ya dig?
Even the home decor aesthetic such as macrame,wicker,raatan furniture,plants galore and owning a record player & records, polaroid cameras, arcades & 70's skateboard culture is considered hip and cool by the much younger generation..
Health food originated with us.Growing up, we always had a garden. And shopping at food co- ops were all the rage.Tofu & veggie burgers,brewers yeast,smoothies,spirulina, granola,way too many vitamins,juicing and all things "yucky",yes you can thank Gen X. Organic is a fad word and a marketing gimick,nothing more.. Peace Out!