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Can I be a slacker but still get it done?

Posted on November 17, 2009 | By Christian | 3 Comments

Today I was reading a blog by JenX called “are you there, God?  Its me , generation x” and she writes from the perspective of a Gen Xer and talks about marriage, kids, religion and does a nice job of it.  I always enjoy reading the different perspectives of Gen Xers and how they view themselves within the GenX pool.

JenX discusses an article she read “More Than Zero ” by Pete Peterson who espouses the high engagement levels of Generation X in politics, volunteering, etc.  Her argument is that Generation X does not really =
slacker.  I would argue that you can be a slacker……but still involved in things that are important to you.  When you label someone, that person is not that label 100% of the time.  And as individuals we have grown up and have added responsibilities which cut into our slack time  such as kids, spouse, taking care of the house, and all that “stuff”.  However,
that doesn’t mean I can’t still be a slacker at heart!  Sure, I’ll mow the lawn and all those other things, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it and can’t put it off until the last possible moment!!

So I guess my argument is that you can do all those things you need to do, but its ok to be slacker at heart! ~cg


3 Responses to “Can I be a slacker but still get it done?”

  1. Phyllis
    November 19th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    Christian I just read your view on Jenx and being a slacker… I LOVED it!! When I was younger (I’m Jen’s aunt) I honestly was not a slacker…. I never stopped all day except after the dishes were done. But things are different today and I am most certainly a slacker but then I feel like I’ve earned this title! LOL Being retired (I will turn 72 in just about 6 short weeks) I have the freedom to do what I want when I want!!
    Thank you Jen for recommending this BLOG, it’s well worth reading!!

  2. jen
    November 24th, 2009 @ 9:00 am

    LOL! My aunt left you a message. I LOVE IT! Thanks for the shout out. I really look forward to the growth of your blog.

  3. Dave Anderson
    November 24th, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

    This is a great post and shout out to Jen. I must say, I am such a “get-it-done-slacker”, most of the time. Sometimes, especially when most of it is done, I’m just a slacker.

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