WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
AGING BABY BOOMERS REACT TO OLD
Have you noticed the word old provokes reactions, from mild shudders to fierce outrage?
Do you shudder? Are you outraged?
A few Baby Boomers take their outrage to the extreme. They form a special unit of The Word Police. Their mission is to erase, preferably ban, old from common usage - as if it is an offensive insult. Seriously.
In my opinion, The Word Police perpetuate the old stigma.
Boomers, why not uphold our rebellious legacy by shattering the traditional stigma of old?
By redefining old, boomerlicious-style.
It is up to us to redefine old, beginning with these three steps.
~ Take ownership of old - Use the word
~ Repudiate the stigma of old - Flaunt it
~ Celebrate old - It is the result of living a long life
Boomers Have Mixed Emotions ...