Only a small minority of Boomers are as health-conscious as FofC would appear to believe
Reader comment on: Brooks' Assumptions
Submitted by Pre-Baby Boomer (United States), Nov 30, 2012 22:41
The Editor may be judging the entire generation of Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, by the healthy habits of a chosen few. For every urbanite who works out at the gym, runs and bicycles and watches his/her diet, there are tens of millions more in the same age cohort who've never met a Big Mac they didn't devour with alacrity or spend the last 50 years worth of Sunday afternoons glued to the tube.
As one born just before the Boomers, I wish I could share the Editor's optimism that Boomers' health needs will not sap our scant resources to care for their invariably self-inflicted morbid obesity, and its attendant ills, from diabetes to hip replacements (human hips were not created to bear 400-pounds-plus of blubber), knee replacements, hypertension and heart disease.
Where you see a generation of joggers and careful eaters, I see millions of those who fried their brains on drugs and are still eating untold millions of brownies laced with weed, and ordering pizzas as if there were no tomorrow. To me, the Boomers were and remain the most self-indulgent, careless and hedonistic bunch of war protesters in American history.
If we had had to depend on the Baby Boomers to fight and win WWII, your blog and my comment would be in German because we'd be living in the Third Reich -- those of us , that is, who didn't perish under Nazi rule, which would certainly have long since shoved me into the nearest oven.
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