Baby boomers are associated with a rejection or redefinition of traditional values; however, many commentators have disputed the extent of that rejection, noting the widespread continuity of values with older and younger generations. In Europe and North America boomers are widely associated with privilege, as many grew up in a time of widespread government subsidies in post-war housing and education, and increasing affluence.
As a group, they were the wealthiest, most active, and most physically fit generation up to that time, and amongst the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time. They were also the generation that received peak levels of income, therefore they could reap the benefits of abundant levels of food, apparel, retirement programs, and sometimes even “midlife crisis” products.
One feature of Boomers was that they tended to think of themselves as a special generation, very different from those that had come before. In the 1960s, as the relatively large numbers of young people became teenagers and young adults, they, and those around them, created a very specific rhetoric around their cohort, and the change they were bringing about. This rhetoric had an important impact in the self perceptions of the boomers, as well as their tendency to define the world in terms of generations, which was a relatively new phenomenon
I knew I was born a different breed, special. I knew being born in 1963 was part of it and the emotions of the people during that time. That was the peak of War,Drugs, Peace & Love movement, National Guard. Mating season people were having babies with strong emotions of uncontrollable energy. That energy of course genetically, apart of us, the Baby boomers.
1963 is the last of the official baby boomers. When you finally have identity, put a name to the generation your born in, it’s a great feeling.. Many of us are at the same points in life, when turning 50. We are planning for the second breath in life. This year, I will track the choices, decisions and planning of turning 50. Your not just turning 50, your planning the remainder of your existence. Travel with me on this journey, it will be awesome;
YAY turning 50 in 2013
An official “Baby boomer”,