We’re always hearing about the internet rivalry between boomers and millennials. But what about the generation between the two? Generation X is often the group that gets left behind in online discourse about age differences and our changing world. They’re overlooked so often that they have been dubbed “The Forgotten Generation.” Born between 1965 and 1980, Gen Xers are often described as independent, cynical, and resourceful, and many Gen Xers love to identify with these characteristics. In today’s modern age, what better way to do that than through memes? We’ve rounded up some of the best memes that capture what it’s like to be a Gen Xer in today’s world. Gen X, buckle up because your time in the spotlight is now.
#1: Gen X vs. Millennials: Music Edition
Every generation inevitably thinks their music is the best. Some people may agree with this meme, and some might not. A Fleetwood Mac fan made a joke describing the difference between Gen X’s music and the style of pop that is super popular among many millennials. Swifties, look the other way.
According to the OP, Gen X’s music was more in-your-face and cool. Stevie Nicks made ex-lover and fellow bandmate Lindsey Buckingham play guitar while she sang break-up songs about him on stage. In comparison, they don’t like the way Taylor Swift writes her break-up songs. Different strokes for different folks!