Baby Boomer Generation – Are we REALLY In Such A Bad Mood?
Did any of you catch last week’s New York Times feature “Why Are The Boomers In Such A Bad Mood”? Well, I read it, my opinion has certainly evolved since my post on us being pessimistic weeks ago. I have to say I just DON’T agree — and many of my baby boomer generation friends don’t agree. We Baby Boomers are NOT in a bad mood, despite being despised. I think we are beneath the negative lies envy — we have actually accomplished a lot with our lives. And we don’t really care that culture now ignores us. We INVENTED modern culture. And what passes for culture today is mostly garbage. I understand why the film and music industries ignore us — we are not an active ‘growth’ market. But those who do pay attention are rewarded GREATLY! And we are the generation of self-actualization, we do not need anyone to tell us how to be happy, we are resourceful and as such completely understand how to find our own happiness and our own unique path in this life. We march to the beat of our own drum, forge our own path.
An excerpt here from the NY Times story about the Baby Boomer generation…let me know what you think?
“To those of us in it, the new middle age in America is the most despised age ever, right up there with “stillborn” and “dead.” No lovely, leafy glade — just a hazy, terrifying landscape of creepy cleavage, popping veins, bifocals and sagging breasts strewn across a lifeless vista. (And the one for women is just as bad.) This new middle age does not describe the lithe, the sexual, the hip or the cool — especially hard on baby boomers, the actual inventors (see above) of both “hip” and “cool.””
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