Now is the Time to Quit Smoking

We can only hope that the baby boomer generation will be the last one who grew up in a culture where smoking was cool and acceptable. The health passion of baby boomers that comes out of their dislike of anything that accelerates the aging process is one of the reasons the anti smoking movement has gained strength in the last decade. The reasons for quitting smoke are well known to anyone who has paid attention to the issue at all. . Smoking reduces the life span. For the baby boomer generation, living a long and healthy life is a way of staying young. Smoking not only shortens the life span but it is a plague to your health in every …

Next Stop Retirement

It seems almost absurd for baby boomers to think about retirement as the next stop in their long and eventful lives. But the absurd has become a reality. As the baby boomer generation moves into their mid fifties and sixties, that specter of retirement looms ever closer. So it’s natural and appropriate to sit back and review exactly what that means to each of us. For many, the traditional attitude toward retirement has been one of joy. The concept of laying down your worries and bringing your work life to a comfortable end is something to look forward to. The image of a life of sleeping late, golfing as much as you wish, taking up two or three hobbies and …

Baby Boomers Coping with Middle-Age Crisis

Kids love having birthday parties. Their parties are usually filled with games, great food, clowns, gifts, and many more. Celebrating ones birthday is an important occasion that should not be forgotten. You can’t remain as a child forever though. As years pass, you will grow older. With older people, celebrating their birthday is different. Another year will again be added to their age, and this thought can be creepy to some individuals. When a person turns 40, he is already in his mid-life. There is this phrase which says ‘life begins at 40’. Although to some it may be true, others have different experiences. People who enjoy life even past their forties were able to overcome their fears of aging. …

Mentoring

Baby boomers owe a lot to mentors of their own youth that instilled the values that brought them into the world. You might not think back on the wild days of the 50s and 60s as a time when mentored youth were expressing the values of their elders. But there is really no way that such a powerful explosion of culture change could happen without the influence of teachers and mentors on the youth of the time. The mentors of the youth culture developed their values in the 40s and 50s. These were values that were outraged by the ravages of war and perceived injustice in society. The outcome of the civil rights movement, the women’s rights advances and other …

Meditation for a Richer Life

Meditation became part of the vernacular of lifestyle choices and a source of a lot of conversation as far back as the 60s for baby boomers when there was a big interest in eastern religions and things that were exotic and new. But while many of the flash in the pan interests in exotic religions during that time frame faded away in the life style of baby boomers, meditation has endured and become a common practice and resource that has benefited this generation in every decade of their lives. There is a good reason meditation has endured and even grown in popularity far beyond any religious context. Meditation has tremendous benefits for virtually every aspect of life and those who …

Many Baby Boomers are Close to Retirement, What Will They Do?

When people get old, they need not work. They should enjoy the rest of their lives having fun and worrying about nothing. But ever since baby boomers were born, a lot of changes have taken place in each milestone of their life. And now that they are close to retirement, can you imagine them staying at home and doing nothing at all? With their unique characteristics, baby boomers were able to redefine and reshape the society as a whole. They certainly made an impact before, and probably they will again for the years to come. Of all baby boomer population, about 76% of them intend to stay in the workforce even after the age of retirement. Baby boomers tend to …

Looking Young and Feeling Young

Baby boomers may not have a corner on the market for an urgent desire to stay youthful but they certainly have set a high standard for creating a virtual avalanche of products and services to attend to that need. The quest to look young in baby boomers has resulted in an explosion of profits in the cosmetic and plastic surgery markets. It’s easy to criticize the desire of baby boomers to want to see themselves as youthful as simple vanity. But it goes a lot deeper than that. It doesn’t take a lot of research or analysis to see that baby boomers grounded their identities in the youth movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Before the boomer generation erupted like …

Information on Australian Baby Boomers

There are thousands or probably millions of babies born every day. The world’s population is enormously increasing every second. The highly noted increase of births happened way back in the 1940’s. After the Second World War, there was a boom of babies born for nearly twenty years. This generation was called Baby Boomers. Baby boomers are not merely concentrated in the US, but also in other countries like Australia. The boomers generation brought about transformation in the norms of their respective societies. They made a big impact in areas such as politics; and disrupted the established society of almost all nations. Like the US, Australia is now expecting that baby boomers will again be the cause of cultural shifts and …

Independent Baby Boomers are Now Travelers

Traveling is a great way to spend your free time. If you’re quite busy with your work, you’ll find it hard to enjoy traveling to beautiful places. Many people with careers to attend to can’t seem to fit traveling in their schedule. Not all people have the opportunity to travel. One main reason is cost, and another is lack of time. Baby boomers are nearly retiring, and most travel agencies are expecting their incomes to soar higher once these boomers retire. Almost all boomers belong to wealthy families so traveling will not be a big deal to them. They can now enjoy the pleasure of traveling to different places without worrying about their jobs or their families. If you think …

Impact of Baby Boomers on American Society

Demographers’ defined the baby boom as a birth surge started in 1946, after the World War II and reached its peak in 1957 and continued until 1964 because of the postwar prosperity. Most people uses “generation” as their term but demographers precisely referred it as “cohort” (group of individuals experiencing a certain event within a specified time). This reveals that social changes interconnect with the life of every baby boomer. There two groups of baby boomers. The babies born from 1946 to 1955 were called early boomers. Those who were born from 1956 to 1964 were called as late boomers. The last set of late boomers were born during the first tour of Beatles in America and the first early …

How US Economy will Sustain upon Retirement of Baby Boomer Generation

The Baby Boomer generation is a demographic term for the Americans born somewhere in between 1946-1964. The Baby Boomer generation holds the population of roughly 83 million. To date, baby boomers range from 50 to 65 years of age. This means that the baby boom generation is on its way to exit the labor force of the country. Baby boomers are offsprings of a healthy, erudite and bounty living. Because of this, they have reshaped the perspective of growing old by reinventing themselves to pursue a new passion. Because of the distinctive characteristics of baby boomers, they have caught much attention and are the subject of studies and surveys. As for one thing, baby boomers belong to an influential generation …

Hippies

A lot of baby boomers would like to forget that one of the watershed movements that defined the personality of this generation was the time frame dominated by, for lack of a better word, hippies. That term that seems somewhat quaint and antiquated now had a tremendous power in the mid to late sixties when it carried with it the impact of tremendous social change as well as a massive shift in public morality and consciousness. So while this is often a time of a bit of embarrassment for the baby boomer generation, it is also a formative part of their history and it deserves respect for that reason. To be fair, not all baby boomers were hippies. As is …

Discerning the Baby Boomers Various Faces

Most often, people view the picture of baby boomers like a monolith-everyone is identical. But the truth is the generation of Baby Boomers are slightly distinct from each other. A baby Boomer in his mid-50s, Jerry Benston, an African-American New Yorker. According to him, while he was a college student in 1968, the university where he studied proposed to have a more diverse culture. He recalled that he was one of those who protested. His reason, as a Baby Boomer he wants to help in raising awareness regarding the significant issues in the society nowadays. One of these significant issues is the Baby Boomers and how people view them in general terms. Looking at the outer surface, what you will …

Defining Marriage All Over Again

Marriage is a funny thing. How you view it is drastically different if you are a teenager or youth with stars in your eyes compared to your vision of marriage when you have been ensconced in the practice for 20-30 years and looking toward a life in retirement as a married couple. Baby boomers have experienced every aspect of marriage from that early idealistic stage through divorces, various redefinitions of marriage and now taking their marriages into their retirement years. It may be that this next transition of marriage will bring as many changes to that special relationship as any that have gone before. How you view marriage as you move toward your retirement years without a doubt depends on …

Creating Retirement Wealth

As baby boomers are rapidly approach what used to be defined as “retirement age”, a big concern often comes up about whether there will be enough retirement savings in place to be able to live a comfortable life later in life. There have been plenty of rumbles from Washington that the Social Security system will not be able to bear up under the huge demand the boomer generation will put on it. So few baby boomers are looking to depend on that money being there, even though we are all paying into it every month. On top of that worry, the method our parents used of working for the same company for 50 years and retiring with a hefty financial …

Characteristics of Baby Boomers, What Baby Boomers Are Like

After World War II, the birth rate in the United States of America significantly increased. This is also the generation that is called the baby boomer generation. People who were born between 1946 and 1964 are called the baby boomers generation. Great people were born in this generation and two of them already became president of the world’s most powerful nation, the United States of America. You should understand that people who were born in this period has a wide range of political view because of the things they went through in the United States. This generation is the generation that fought to emphasize civil rights and it is also one of the foundations that made America what it is …