Slackers and Smartphones

A Generation X Rant

Rena Willis
The Land of the Forgotten
4 min readJul 27, 2021

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Silhouette of man and cellphone. Slackers and Smartphones by Rena Willis
Photo by Jack Sharp on Unsplash

I am not a millennial. I do not sleep with my cell phone, and I cannot send a text message one-handed from the pocket of my jeans.

I am a Generation Xer. And by that definition, I am an adaptable skeptic — a part of the generation that helped shape technology today with our steadfast belief in ourselves and a “you can’t tell us what to do” attitude. We didn’t

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Rena Willis
The Land of the Forgotten

Writer & Educator — one midlife crisis away from a bestseller.