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Old 04-10-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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A friend sent me these in an email and I enjoyed them so much, I thought I'd share. :-D

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A BABY BOOMER:

Being a boomer means you keep expecting things will get better in life.

Being a boomer means continually thinking of what you'll do next.

Being a boomer means you hate being called a baby boomer. Being called part of the "Pepsi Generation" was much cooler.

Being a boomer means thinking your generation has done more for society than any other generation.

Being a boomer means you're uniquely different from everyone else in your generation. You think.

Being a boomer means liking to drive way over 60 mph. Maybe way over 90. And who's going to tell you how fast to drive anyway?

Being a boomer means you once paid $1.25 for a bottle of apple wine, but now you consider yourself a wine connoisseur.

Being a boomer means having the same lack of confidence in Congress that you did 30 years ago. In fact, you don't even know who your congressman is.

Being a boomer means not wanting to join AARP because, well, your parents belong.

Being a boomer means working for years to pay off your house and now that all the kids are gone, you want a bigger one.

Being a boomer means you once streaked naked across your college campus. Now you have privacy software on your computer.

Being a boomer means thinking the younger generation could respect your authority a lot more.

Being a boomer means you discuss the ridiculous price of a gallon of gas over a $200 bottle of single malt Scotch whiskey.

Being a boomer means buying a free-range chicken to make you feel environmentally conscious. Though a free-range chicken meets the same end as any other kind of chicken.

Being a boomer means you don't want to be thought of in terms of how old you are.

Being a boomer means you're like old rock 'n roll. You're a classic.

Being a boomer means you don't think the government has told the truth about anything.

Being a boomer means looking at Walmart greeters and worrying that might be you someday.

Being a boomer means feeling a lot different about the military than you did 30 years ago. To begin with, your own kids could be carrying a rifle in some desert.

Being a boomer means you're now a little more afraid of getting hurt. Well, maybe a lot more.

Being a boomer means actively planning for the next 30 years.

Being a boomer means looking for your lost youth on a surfboard. You find middle-aged aches, pains, and wipeouts.

Being a boomer means you stood for change all your life, but you suddenly realize it's the most frightening thing in the world.

Being a boomer means talking about your colonoscopy at a dinner party.

Being a boomer means the thing that scares you most about the future is having to give up your current lifestyle.

Being a boomer means you are what you drive. You've believed this since high school.

Being a boomer means going from "Make love not war," to "Whoever dies with the most toys wins," to "Think green." It's confusing.

Being a boomer means there is no way to be over the hill if you keep pushing the hill back.

Being a boomer means you know it's still not too late to shape the future.

Being a boomer means it's time to quit grieving the person you could have been.

Being a boomer means learning – eventually – that your adult kids will be fine without your interference. In fact, they'll flourish.

Being a boomer means you acquire the courage to live your convictions.

Being a boomer means you've learned the secret to happiness: you can be as happy as you want to be.

Being a boomer means everything is still possible.

Being a boomer means none of the above may apply.


(And I will add one of my own:
Being a boomer means that every time you forget something, you wonder if it's a sign of early-onset Alzheimers.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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My kids are all Boomers. I should send this to them and see if I get any feedback!
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:30 PM
 
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Don't know that many of these apply to me, but I like to believe anything is possible, not still possible, just plain possible.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: NC
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These are indeed thought provoking. But I for one certainly don't believe that my generation has done the most for society of any generation. That would be silly.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Stephenville, Texas
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A handful were slightly amusing...a few more didn't make much sense. About half of them are rather offensive.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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I mostly think that its about being the child of what is called the greatest generation ;who taught and believed that anything is possible after what they went thru in depression and WWII. Its all about attitude.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN (ATARI WAVE) GEN X-ER:

Being a Gen X-er means you keep expecting things will get worse in life.

Being a Gen X-er means continually thinking of what will blow up in your face next.

Being a Gen X-er means you hate being called a slacker. Being called part of the "Latch Key Generation" was much cooler.

Being a Gen X-er means knowing your generation has endured more from society than any other generation.

Being a Gen X-er means you're keenly aware of the pain you likely share with nearly everyone else in your generation.

Being a Gen X-er means dreaming you can drive way over 60 mph. Maybe way over 90. But who's going to pay for all that fuel?

Being a Gen X-er means you once paid $1.25 for a beer, but now you order water at Denny's because they charge $5 for a supposed beer.

Being a Gen X-er means you are no longer excited about the political process whereas 30 years ago as a newly minted voter you were energized about its possibilities.

Being a Gen X-er means you will never join AARP because, well, you will never retire (death is the new retirement!).

Being a Gen X-er means you did not own a home until you were at least in your late 30s (if at all), then working for years to pay off your house, then swearing you will never, ever talk to anyone having anything to do with the mortgage "industry."

Being a Gen X-er means you were sort of freaked out about carnal relations on campus due to AIDS. Now you have neither the time nor the energy for such relations. (Is there such a thing as anti-Viagra? ... I think I heard that saltpeter works ...)

Being a Gen X-er means thinking the older generations could thank you a lot more for the Social Security funds.

Being a Gen X-er means you discuss the ridiculous price of a bottle of scotch over a 40.

Being a Gen X-er means saying "chicken again for dinner?" every day.

Being a Gen X-er means you don't want to be thought of in terms of how close to death you are.

Being a Gen X-er means you're like a punk rock song. It's over way too fast.

Being a Gen X-er means you don't think the government knows where its nether regions are versus locations of terrestrial excavations.

Being a Gen X-er means looking at Walmart greeters and asking "where can I apply?"

Being a Gen X-er means feeling a lot different about the military than you did 15 years ago. In a word, amazing!

Being a Gen X-er means you have fear of neither injury nor death.

Being a Gen X-er means wondering if you will survive the next 30 years.

Being a Gen X-er means looking for your lost youth in the mosh pit. You find middle-aged aches, pains, and crowd surfs.

Being a Gen X-er means you knew nothing but change all your life, but you suddenly realize you are now numb to it.

Being a Gen X-er means negotiating the cost of your colonoscopy.

Being a Gen X-er means the thing that scares you most about the future is having to find food.

Being a Gen X-er means you know with great certainly how long you can drive a Honda before it becomes a complete write off.

Being a Gen X-er means going from "No future," to "join the coffee achievers," to "what now?" It's confusing.

Being a Gen X-er means you had a quarter-life-crisis then 20 years later you retrospectively realized you were over the hill at 25.

Being a Gen X-er means you know it's way too late to avoid some pain unless you win the lottery.

Being a Gen X-er means you've never had time to think about the person you could have been and even if you did you conclude you don't care.

Being a Gen X-er means learning – eventually – that no one should grow up as a latch key unless absolutely necessary. In fact, it should be a goal to avoid it.

Being a Gen X-er means you acquire the convictions to live your alternate history in your mind's eye.

Being a Gen X-er means you've learned the secret to avoiding disaster: you need to know when to run like h____.

Being a Gen X-er means everything is still the same old song and dance.

Being a Gen X-er means the above may only be a subset.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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A handful were slightly amusing...a few more didn't make much sense. About half of them are rather offensive.
I think they are all funny because it the end the joke is all on younger funnyboy there.

The biggest joke would be to know he is around 25 and making fun of me because here I am 41 years older than he is. I laugh because he is completely in the dark about how fast the next 10, 20 or 30 years will go pass. Those of us who are baby boomers let me ask you a question, did you have any idea how fast the time would pass when you were 20 years old?
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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I think they are all funny because it the end the joke is all on younger funnyboy there.

The biggest joke would be to know he is around 25 and making fun of me because here I am 41 years older than he is. I laugh because he is completely in the dark about how fast the next 10, 20 or 30 years will go pass. Those of us who are baby boomers let me ask you a question, did you have any idea how fast the time would pass when you were 20 years old?
If you are referring to me I've got a half century in thus far. Hoping to make it to 75, the rest is gravy.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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If you are referring to me I've got a half century in thus far. Hoping to make it to 75, the rest is gravy.
Well hold on because the next 15 zooms bye!
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