The words “WHY BOOMERS ARE DOOMED. They had abundant lives – and babyish families. That’s about to become a actual big problem. INSIDE ALOOMING CRISIS.” came splashed beyond the foreground page of one of Canada’s a lot of broadly apprehend account account magazines. The appellation apprehend like the promo for an awesomely terrifying horror movie!!!
Being a babyish boomer myself, I was naturally curious to acquisition out why I was doomed, and not just ‘doomed’ but “DOOMED!!”.
Basically, the article was pointing out that because babyish boomers had beneath kids than previous generations, there is traveling to be an ancient affliction problem in twenty or thirty years time. Assuming that northing changes in the meantime – that northing AT ALL changes over the next twenty or thirty years to accord with this situation. That is one ample assumption getting fabricated there.
While the fundamentals of the article are true, that babyish boomers did not produce a ample supporting generation and someone is eventually traveling to accept to yield affliction of us, the underlying assumption that this agency babyish boomers are bedevilled is questionable at best.
In fact, this access can be compared to what abounding activity coaches like to alarm ‘story fondling’. Telling and call over and over afresh a account of woe that maintains the applicant (or in this case the country/economy) as a victim.
A quick attending at history will appearance that this blazon of babyish boomer aggressive ‘social crisis’ has been fretted over before. Not just once, but abounding times before. Ever back the babyish boomer generation exploded assimilate the amusing and economic arena in 1945 there accept been crisis afterwards crisis predicted – and averted as babyish boomers confused their way through the traditional demographic life-cycle.
The arduous number of babyish boomers getting built-in all at already acquired a maternity crisis, just by getting born. But somehow society and the medical profession seemed to survive.
We’ve acquired an education crisis as our huge numbers formed their way through the education system. We created a job crisis as our cool ample numbers of job hunters hit the job market all at the aforementioned time. We created a housing crisis, a bloom affliction crisis – appealing abundant every affectionate of social/economic crisis one generation could possibly create, we created it.
And we, society and the economy, survived anniversary and every one of them.
We afflicted society and the economy in adjustment to cope with anniversary and every ‘crisis’ we created. Often with far beneath warning than we now accept regarding this latest alleged ‘crisis’.” Often with amazing outcomes.
Is this next crisis the one that assuredly and ultimately “DOOMs” us all?
Our collective creativity and ingenuity and inventiveness will provide us with answers on how to cope with this latest ‘crisis’, just as it has to every crisis we accept faced before.
Already a relatively new anatomy of senior-care is coming to light. There is an increasing number of senior-inspired cohousing or intentional communities in development throughout North America and Europe.
And that is just the beginning of how we will change society to cope with our crumbling numbers.
So, to the journalist who wrote the “Why Boomers Are Doomed” article I ask: Isn’t it about time to stop seeing the Babyish Boomer Generation as the could cause of doom and anguish and unavoidable crisis, and alpha looking at the amazing and inspiring means we accept lived our lives in the past?
Give us some credit. We deserve it.
How do you see your activity unfolding – with doom and anguish and aphotic canicule ahead, or abounding of optimism and expectation of better things to come?