Only in your mind

Voice Card  -  Volume 25  -  Drury Card Number 18  -  Sat, Jul 4, 1992 4:18 PM

This is ONE OF 3 responses to VC 24 John 15 ("In the Shadow of Boomers")...


You are going to need to explain how you have felt "in the shadow" of the boomers. I have never felt such a group or presence. People ten years older than I do not have it better or remember the greater things their "generation" did.

You want to see the things "our" generation is doing? The Berlin wall fell, great changes are sweeping Russia, there was an "Earth Summit", we can see further into space than ever before, we have a space shuttle that comes back to be used again, we are wrestling with a deadly virus and winning, we have Madonna and Michael Jackson, we are computer literate. Come on, look around. This is "our" time. You want a cause for "us"? Try cleaning the planet for the life of future generations. Grab that and do it one block at a time!

Maybe I don't understand this need for a "group" identity. What is so romantic about the drug addicted, "flower power" 60's group? Do you really want to be a YUPPIE? Those "baby boomers" are going to be real unhappy when they hit retirement age and they don't have the tax base to support them. Maybe we can be the generation that starts euthanizing everyone over 65?