Saturday begins and I offer my only post of the day…….a big day of doing as little as possible.
Baby Boomers! That would be me….I was born shortly after WW2 and as a product of the “Greatest Generation”….”I became a Baby Boomer”.
We Boomers are blamed a lot for the ills of the American society….from the deficit to the election of a president that few sees as a good thing….
We are all old and timeless…some say…..below are a few thoughts that some have about the Baby Boomer generation.
We have created a culture of coarseness, bad behavior and disgust. It’s the fault of one generation
As civilization began, it became apparent that the human race was imperfectly suited for it. Living together took some work. All these years later, there are innumerable examples to show that we’re still not terribly good at being civilized, from the student commuter who dashes in front of an elderly woman to claim a seat on the subway to how societies treat their poor and unemployed. The unchanging reality is that people tend to think of themselves first, yet the task of coexistence is made easier if they don’t. And so efforts arose many years ago to teach folks how to get along.
Like I said we Boomers are being blamed for oh so much……Obama has got nothing on us as far assigning blame, that is…….
Wow, so it looks like we have a budget deal in Washington. A debt ceiling and spending crisis has been averted. It’s good news. But let’s all calm down. It’s only temporary. The agreement does not address the long-term fiscal problems we have. Problems that were mostly created by none other than the “baby boomer” generation. Yeah, you know who you are.
You’re tanned and healthy and living way past average life expectancy. You’ve got a defined benefit pension plan from a large company or government that was created years ago when people didn’t understand how horribly these plans can go wrong and now can’t afford to meet its liabilities, but you don’t care as long as you get your check which you don’t really need anyway. And your social security check. And your Medicare reimbursement check. You once hated the government. You smoked pot and protested against Vietnam and President Nixon. That was a long, long time ago.
We even are held responsible for the actions of the so-called “Millenials”….yep that is our fault too……
Many problems with kids can be traced to their parents. So why have millennials been singled out as a uniquely depraved generation? Weren’t they raised by somebody?
For those who may have missed the latest skirmish in America’s generational warfare, a new survey by marketing firm DDB finds millennials — those between 19 and 34 years old, more or less — may be more venal and self-aggrandizing than older folks. They’re more likely to consider themselves workaholics — even with a work ethic their elders find lacking — and a scandalous 27% of millennials say they’d take credit for a colleague’s work if it helped them get ahead. Just 15% of Generation Xers and 5% of baby boomers say they’d do that.
There it is…we Boomers are evil incarnate….and all I can say in retort is…..BITE ME!
I will spend the rest of the day contemplating my place in the universe….( now that is pure BS)….I will enjoy my day and prepare for Sunday (whatever that means)…….
Enjoy your day….be well, be safe……chuq