According to this blog post, the number one goal for baby boomers over the age of 50 is to lose weight.
I have to admit that I am feeling some conflicting emotions about this.
My interest in history has convinced me that living in past centuries was Hobbsian in that life was nasty, brutish and short. In fact, the majority of the world�s population still lives that way. I�m extremely grateful to be living at this time, in this country, where eating too much is a concern for people who would have probably died of old age a century ago.
On the other hand, I can’t help but feel that there should be some other goals that these people should try and achieve.
The rest of the top ten list also strikes me as frivolous. Number 2 is write a book. Goals numbered 3, 4, 5 and 7 is to take some sort of elaborate and expensive vacation.
I’m 42 years old. Does that make me a baby boomer?
Considering this list, I certainly hope not.
(Hat tip to Triticale, the Wheat Guy.)