What exactly do they mean when they say “blank is the new blank” anyway?
I just read a blog post from a famous website that said something about 50 being the new 30. Did they author mean that I’m more like a 30 year old than the 50 year old person she was at 50?
The point of the article had something to do with the older boomers (herself included) identifying with their “needs” and changing society according to those needs while the younger boomers (like myself) benefiting from “society’s adjustment to those needs”. She was trying to say that the older boomers ‘paved the way’ with societal breakthroughs and changes, such as womens’ rights, while the younger boomers reaped the benefits of society accepting the breakthroughs and changes.
Part of this theory I can agree with.
The part about the younger…if 50’s are to be considered younger…having her to thanks..not so much.
Do we have solely older boomers to thank for advancements in perceptions and society? What about our mother’s? They were the ones who started the wave of women going to college, working outside the home, and dressing for practicality (good-bye girdles- hello pants). The women who manned work force while the men were away at war during WWII- were they boomers? Didn’t society adjusting to changes in itself as a whole have something to do with the change in attitude?
It was a shame that the author eloquently tried to equate boomers in their 50’s to 30 year olds- who may even be the same age as the children of older boomers. Or, was it just a typical boomer, according to those who study and write about boomers, being self-absorbed. Maybe the older boomers are the real boomers and the 50 something boomers are simple a group without their own generation.
Once you hit 50, would you really want to be 30 again anyway?
I’m not sure that I would want to be 30 again. I’ve learned a lot and have grown a lot from my experience since I was 30. 30 year olds today seem to have their own generational issues, according to those who study and write about them. These issues are too much for me to want to have in my self-absorbed boomer world. Do you think the 50 year olds had anything to do with these issues?