Do you ever wonder where the baby boomers are now?

For the benefit of the youth who belongs to the New Generation of the Twentieth Century, one is considered a Baby Boomer when born between the years 1946 to 1964. During those years, there was a tremendous increase in birth rates because of the economic affluence being enjoyed in a lot of countries around the globe after the World War II. The term Baby Boomer was also extensively used to mean the culture and population of Americans in particular. The generation of the Baby Boomers is just different from any other generation ahead or next to them. They have created many major impacts in the lives of man, may it be in politics, industries, culture, arts and academics. The Baby …

The Fountain of Youth

If there ever was a generation who would put every resource known to man against the challenge of defeating aging, it would be the baby boomer generation. Of course the deeply rooted desire in mankind to stop or turn back the aging process is as old as time itself. We have ample evidence of that in literature. From The Fountain to Youth to Peter Pan, there have been many efforts to just stubbornly say “I wont grow up” as though stamping ones foot and refusing to participate can actually keep us from growing older. Baby boomers have always had a love affair with youth. It is no doubt deeply rooted in their explosive teen and twenties years in which this …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Baby Boomer Generation Continues to ‘Boom’

When you’re out in your neighborhood, you would usually see many teens hanging out together. Teenage life is probably the happiest and most exciting times. As a group, they would spend a lot of time doing things together. There are even times when they try to set a trend of some sort. This must be a reason why several generations are known for their different characteristics and uniqueness. Baby boomers left a mark in history when they were born. And as they grew up, they were able to create ‘booms’ which affected the whole world. After World War II, about seventy six million baby boomers were born. They all belonged to a nurturing and progressive family. Their parents want to …