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January 22, 2008


David Lively

To me the most interesting sentence in this entire post is the title. While you use many cute phrases in this post-fact is being a memeber of the boomer crowd you continue to focus on yourselves.

It is my sincere hope generations to come can figure out, they are not in control of every outcome here on Earth.

You boomers are becoming a sad group of people to watch age and die.

Why you might ask?

Because you are no longer relevant to future culture yet as a group your over inflated egos will not allow you to see this truth.

The lights on your generation will officially become dark at the end of 2008. Enjoy your Dennis and Dylan commercials while you can. Because in just eleven months the final faint heartbeat of your generation will quiet once and for all.

The boomers will spend the rest of their lives watching a generation of young people living out the happtalk horseshit vision the boomers failed to complete.
For you it was all about you! For them it really will be about the greater good.

David Wolfe


First, I'm not a boomer. I'm a member of the so-called "Silent Generation" -- so named because it allegedly did nothing of distinction. Hasn't even produced a president. However, the "Silents" fomented the cultural revolution of the 1960s and '70s through the likes of Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Nader, Bobby Kennedy, Gloria Steinhem, Stokley Carmichael ... I could go on and on. You cannot find one boomer name in any list of thought leaders of those times. But, as you correctly observed, everybody (including boomers, themselves) gives boomers the lion's share of credit for putting America on a new cultural course.The participated, for sure, and they provided a lot of the energy that enabled the "Silents" to lead the charge toward systemic change in the zeitgeist of the '60s and '70s.

All that being said, in view of your words, "Because in just eleven months the final faint heartbeat of your generation will quiet once and for all" I must respond.

Aging boomers are accounting for a huge shift in how age is being viewed and cognitively processed in our culture. They are far from being ready to go "quiet once and for all."

Most of the people in the professional circles I travel in are aging boomers. I hear and see first hand every day how they are not only transforming how we look at aging, but how their widely awakened interest in their legacy is driving changes on a global scale such as is being done by boomers Al Gore, Bill Gates, Bono, among many, many others I could cite. They are far from going quiet.

Thanks for your comment.


Shama Hyder

I am loving this series because in addition to being a marketer-I am lover of history. I suppose that's a good combination.

Anticipating your "how-to deal with the times" series!


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