The Defy Aging Newsletter

Anti-aging psychology, holistic health, and wellness

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Number 145

This issue:

Baby Boomers or Age Busters?


If you are a Baby Boomer, adopt a new designation for your generation.


Baby Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964. Boomers' claim to fame is that they are so big we can’t be ignored. But Boomers need a new public relations firm. Is size all the generation stands for? The previous generation knew PR and called themselves “The Greatest Generation.” Now that’s great marketing.Baby Boomers need to drop the Baby. Boomers are well out of diapers and have changed quite a few diapers themselves. Eighteen years is really more than one generation and earlier and later Boomers had quite different defining events. What most distinguishes the Boomer generation? They have redefined aging. Boomers made 50 the new 30, etc. It wasn’t rhetoric. Though often overweight, Boomers tend to look and act twenty years younger than people used to act at their age. The change has come from their spirit and determination. It effected a paradigm shift in how people age. To give proper credit, however, they also had a lot of help from medicine, science, and cosmetics.

So let’s give Boomers the credit they deserve for helping all of us to look and feel younger. Let’s change their name from Baby Boomers to Age Busters.


I hope to die young, as late as possible.

~actors Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy


Radio talk show caller: I’m 75, Flo. I used to want to live fast and die young! Flo: And now? Caller: Well…now I just want to die young at a very old age.

~Flo & Friends cartoon by Campbell Bigel

We could certainly slow aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.


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