Response: The Myth of Normalcy
||I enjoyed your thoughts on this topic, and
agree with many of them. I too feel that one should get the best out of
each day, because one has no idea what is around the next corner. It could
be good and chances are, it may be bad - for the bad parts, it helps to
have memories of the good parts and the strength which comes from taking
every day as a special day. I am a babyboomer born in the late 40's in
Africa, and have lived in many towns and a few countries around the world.
From this I have learned that people in their 50's and 60's today - the
world over - have essentially the same concerns - feeding and educating
their families, enjoying peace and security, and hoping for good health
as they grow older. I guess in a nutshell this is known as "quality
of life" and whether a person is North American, Chinese, Bolivian
or Siberian, the feelings, hopes and aspirations are similar. We have all
realised that we can't save the world, or change it in any substantial
way, and we have learned to live in it and with it, good things and bad.
I could go on with these thoughts, but will leave it to other baby boomers
to continue......and agree or disagree with my assessment. Sharon
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