Baby Boomers Opinions and Issues
YOU and some amazing AWARD-WINNING POST 50 WRITERS can explore the meaning and practicalities of "sustainable excellence" as you consider and plan how and where to live -- today and into the future. A new vision of aging is on the horizon-- and "boomers" have the power in sheer numbers to influence how it unfolds.
But first-- some perspective: Take a step back across past decades and our history as a group of people, all 50-plus...
HISTORY: At just about the time we were coming of age, the world-at-large was replete with events and issues that impacted our perspectives -- Sputnik and the Space Race- the Cuban Missile Crisis- Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” and three assassinations--all happened when we were not very old.
But we were old enough. Many of us still take a deep breath each time we think of where we were when we heard the news. Many of us wanted to change the world-- were influenced in the way we see the world.
We wonder if all these events also might have influenced our development as a group, and what that means today ... .
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Cultural Creatives and The Power of Baby Boomers Opinions
Could sustainable innovation, as exemplified in the New Urbanism, in some way, be a remedy for what ails humankind -individually and as a collection of living beings on the planet?
The notion of pocket neighborhoods- walkable and friendly- and of stewardship on a larger scale evokes that essential sense of personal responsibility for one's own quality of life, as well as the quality of life of neighbors and future generations.
In recent years, the boomer generation has faced challenges: Wealth decimated by a series of financial crises , equity stakes in homes lost, pension fund assets diminished. Projected life styles are due for review. It’s not worked out well for a large number of older adults who also are seeking employment. And, possibly you cringe at the thought of the slashing of benefits from Social Security to which we contributed for decades.
How can we engage in change with compassion?
A Strong View and Healing
What is a “strong view” other than an opinion closely held and immensely valued? It is not always easy to hold off on sharing this view- to talk about what works for the other person before talking about what we think is good for us. Luckily, most “Baby Boomers have learned that just to listen and to try to understand another can be healing. And healing may be what we all need – regardless of age or physical ability.
Baby Boomers Opinions
CULTURAL CREATIVES POST 50
Now can be the time for a cultural evolution ignited by Cultural Creatives
dismissing outmoded aging stereotypes.
"Older persons do not believe they are as bad
as younger people think they believe."Dr. Charles Schewe