Monday, January 03, 2011

Baby Boomers Approach Age 65 -- Glumly

For every article you read about Boomers storming into retirement with their only worries being how to spend their time and money you are going to read another detailing the pain an anguish of the poverty stricken old.

My favourite Pew Research Center
 published a report at the close of 2010 about Boomer sentiment. 

Pew found that Boomers, “Perched on the front stoop of old age” are “more downbeat than other age groups about the trajectory of their own lives and about the direction of the nation as a whole.”

Pew tried to discount the pessimism that is thinks is associated with “middle age” and concluded that Boomers are more than usually fed up with life.

The research found that 80% of Boomers say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country today, compared with 60% of those aged 18 to 29,  69% of those aged 30 to 45 and 76% of those aged 65+ .

Let’s hope they cheer-up before 2012. Dick Stroud

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