Thursday, July 19, 2007

Baby Boomers: Who Are We?

Have you looked at your birth certification lately? If it states you were born between 1946 and 1964, welcome to my world. You and I are officially considered "Baby Boomers."

What make we have got in common? Well, we're over 40, but not yet over the hill. Sadly, a few of our unfortunate members are under a hill somewhere, taking the ageless soil nap.

But the remainder of us share a alone clip and space. We were born in the center of the 20th century, and hope to dwell to the center of the 21st. When our earlier members were born, only 141 million people lived in the U.S. Today there are over 295 million.

And we Boomers do up over 78 million – Oregon about 26 percentage – of the U.S. population. That agency we're vitally of import to the mass media who desire to attain us, to the nation's retailers, to our growth children, and to our ageing parents.

And, in a few years, we'll be major consumers of all those geriatric merchandises we're only beginning to stock now.

Think about what we've witnessed in the last 40-60 years. We've seen telecasting turn into an enormously influential medium. We've observed a space programme that took world to the moon, and returned them safely to the earth.

Where are we going as we age? Volition we someday be viewed by our children and grandchildren as a great generation? Volition we make this human race a better place?

One of my friends died prematurely, in his 40's. But not long before he passed away, he told me one thing really bothered him.

"I don't have got any children," he said. "And Iodine haven't done all I wanted to do. Iodine inquire – if person cares to justice my walking across four decennaries – if I've left any footprints."

What kind of footmarks will you – and I – leave of absence for others to follow?

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