WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
BLOG # 2
DO BABY BOOMERS NEED A NEW IDENTITY
Now that Baby Boomers are old, some boomers say it is ridiculous to be called baby ... anything.
But, there are others who have nostalgic fondness for our group identity.
Is it time for a name change?
Frankly, most of us do not care. However, as long as there seems to be a push to come up with a new label, why not add our voices.
~ A few boomers are trying out 'Mature Boomers'.
In my opinion, it is doubtful the majority of boomers will adopt this terminology - for obvious reasons.
~ What about 'Senior Boomers'?
I confess. Merely writing Senior Boomers requires effort. To prepare, I take deep calming breaths, chant soothing affirmations, but still gasp in horror as I struggle to utter the word 'Senior'.
~ Baby Boomers may cringe at 'Aging Boomers', yet many reluctantly accept it as tolerable.
Therefore, you will see Aging Boomers throughout Baby Boomer Memos - until someone comes up with a better choice.
BACK TO THE BEGINNING
As you probably know, The Baby Boom describes post WW11 elevated U.S. birth rates. (Rates also increased in other countries.)
It did not take much originality to anoint our generation: Baby Boomers.
To address the 18-year duration of the birth spike, from 1946 to 1964, I separate Baby Boomers into three sub-groups: First-wave, Midpoint, and Last-Wave.
Boomers Redefine Old ...