I suspect a fair few of the readers and commenters on this blog, are so called 'Baby Boomers' Jan, Graham and I certainly are. It's my opinion we have been the luckiest generation in the history of the world. We have never lived through a world war, I doubt any of us have ever been truly hungry, and all have spent all or most of our lives living in a comfortable home. Never rich or particularly well off, but never really poor. The only downside of being a baby boomer I can see is we are on the last lap of our lives. Some of us are already on the grim reapers list, our exit visas are being rubber stamped, the end is nigh.
A question I have asked myself, if I had a chance of being a teenager again in the present time, would I go for it? not in a million years. Please bear in mind, I have considered myself to be an optimist all my life, am I looking back with rose tinted glasses? or is the world that I have lived in going to the dogs? What say you my friends and fellow bloggers.
Hello, I am a baby boomer too. I agree with you, I would not want to be a teenager in this present time. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
If I had a chance to become a millennial would I go for it? I think I would. I would try to be a bit more adventurous, to get out of the box and experience life in a broader way within the parameters of common sense, of course!!
I'm a baby boomer and you couldn't pay me to go back to being a teenager. We grew up in a golden age and it's sad that it's gone.
...count me in!
Yep...baby boomer here as well. What a wonderful time we lived through.
That's my generation, and even if I'm getting old and grey now, I would never want to be a teenie today. Good article! Hugs, Valerie
I'm much younger, part of Generation Y/Millennials. Funny thing Gen Z is still kind of clumped against my generation as Millennials too. I certainly don't think anyone born after 2000 is part of the Y generation
I totally agree, Eddie. The world is a scary place and I just pray that my grandchildren are able to get through their lives OK...trusting in the Lord's protection!
No, I'd not want to be a teen in this day and age.
I'm a boomer born in 1951.
I wouldn't willingly be a teenager in our time (another baby boomer) let alone this.
I was born in the last year of the "baby boomer generation". I agree, I wouldn't want to be a teenager now, too much pressure on them to be thin, beautiful, knowledgeable of all technology....
Sorry to be anon but I couldnt dissagree more. Are you guys forgetting the racism, Gay illegality and blatant sexism. As for wars how about Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Biafra, Bangldesh not forgetting the cold war with nuclear proliferation and half a million men stationed in Germany to dissuade the Reds. I could go on but I think you get the drift.
Good post though, got us thinking
Thank you for the comments. I will start a new post on the topic addressing some of your comments in more detail.
Good health to all.
I really liked that back in the 60s we could pick and choose our own employment, there being so many jobs available. Today's young people have the pressure of having to gain all sorts of formal qualifications.
I would love to have had a more adventurous and independent spirit (as Catarina mentions above).
When raising our babies I would also have loved to enjoy the more loving and tactile way of communicating with them rather than allowing myself to feel that I had to adhere to the rigid "Rules" instilled by fearsome Health Centre Sisters.
On the other hand, we did have a freedom of being able to roam around the neighbourhood and to play in the local bushland as long as we were home before dark... something unheard of these days.
So, I guess I'm not answering your question directly Eddie, I am grateful that hubby and I still have each other and have been around long enough to see our dear family grow and explore life as it is today.
I would not want to be a teenager these days!
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