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The Baby Boomer Generation

Updated on August 30, 2017
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The Free Thinkers

First of all Baby Boomers are those born between 1946 to 1964 I am the higher one lol

Being a baby boomer myself, I have only heard the boomers being bashed by baby boomer haters. Saying that we are the most selfish generation. I can't accept that to be true, maybe there are some that are, but that doesn't and shouldn't apply to everyone.

Funny I am a baby boomer and I have not once seen myself as being selfish. Looking at my siblings who are baby boomers and are older then I am. They have been the most caring and dedicated people that I know.

We seem to care about the well being of our children and grandchildren and most Baby Boomers would do anything to see them succeed.

Baby Boomers may be accused of being an self indulgent era, being materialistic people, but that don't hold true for everyone. We work hard to provide for our families. I work with Baby Boomers and they are still working hard.

The era of the Baby boomers changed the world, we ended a war, creating a new culture of values,We won the right to vote. I realize that some values like free love and the drug scene was to me something that I would never adapt myself to being like, but that is me.

We are the most productive group of people in the US. Sure we have had our mistakes but what generation is perfect. We are the ones that set the stage for the high tech era. Many of us have worked hard to create a good life for our children to carry on the legacy. We are free thinkers. The Baby Boomers WE rock!


My Baby Boomer Group Called - The Baby Boomer Believers

I was the owner and the moderator to a group that consist of 5000 members called the Baby Boomer Believers. It was a group that I decided to start a few years back to get other Baby Boomers involved in the group.

There were a lot of sharing, topics and games to play kind of like the forums that squidoo has. I was really committed to that group.

We even had a couple meet on the chat box that was put into the group and was kind of still new to us because having a chat box was not an everyday thing like it is now. So it was a big deal back then.

This couple married and have been married until this day. They met at my group and they lived very far from one another. I created this group to bring us Baby Boomers together again, I never realized that it would bring two people together in Holy Matrimony lol, it was well worth the effort. To see them happy still today makes me happy that even in a group two people can find each other.

There was a lot of interaction within this group. I had to come up with new ideas all the time to keep them interested and coming back. This is one of the things I did. I selected five Baby Boomer members every month with the links to their pictures and personal sites, and posted it above the group interactions and had the group members ask them anything which each member agreed too. It would post on their own individual thread and it made them feel special and want to come back.

This is one of the ways that the Boomers stayed interacting. I then had a need of a helper who helped me moderate the group it had to be a trusted Baby Boomer because this person would have to be in my most personal stuff since I am the one that created the group in the first place. We also got as far as giving gifts that would go to them personally we made it a way that we didn't have to have their personal information out of respect to their privacy.

I loved my Baby Boomer group I miss some of the Boomers which I established friendships with over the years but some how we lost touch. I still have a few on my facebook we kept in touch that way. But these Baby Boomers were a riot they entertained me more then I entertained them.

I met a lot of different Baby Boomers from all walks of life, I had a pastor send me a concoindance bible which meant a lot to me. I came to learn of other Baby Boomers from afar that way and many were very respectable people. People with feelings that don't portray a selfish attitude what so ever.

The Baby Boomers leave a legacy we are the most hardest dedicate people of this generation, we are true examples. At least the many that I have come across through out its years.

The picture was made for the group by one of the Baby Boomers, these were just some of the active members a great bunch of fun people " The Baby Boomer Generations" I bet you can't guess which one I am lol :)

The Generations Of The Baby Boomers

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Baby Boomers Guide

baby boomers are at their midlife and others are at their retiring age already. Baby boomers seek meaningful lives and with purpose; and that is the very reason why they are quite a fascinating group.

 

VHS Tapes - That was the in thing back then

In this picture that is me when I first started getting involved on the computer. At this particular time I was a full time mother and housewife so being on the computer and interacting with others made my solitary life of being a stay at home mom and housewife more fulfilling.

This is me when I created the Baby Boomer group as you can see in the background were many of my VHS tapes which were a lot of exercise tapes, that I was into a lot and still try to be now, but I am not as consistent as I use to be. Because I am to busy typing on squidoo lol just kidding or am I :)

In one of my pop culture lenses I showed you the different types of music that we listened to in the 70's but I never spoke about one of the hottest guys there was in that time. At least to me he was hot ha ha and that was John Travolta do you remember him in Saturday Night Fever? oooo baby he was so fine lol. I always thought that they could of picked someone better for him in that movie but again that was me being partial I suppose or maybe jealous hmmmm? NOT... I never went to that extreme, over an actor.

I was married at the time when he was popular, I remember going to a theater with my sister in laws with John Travolta being the main actor. You should of seen these married women carry on, I was a little annoyed by it but then again if you knew them then you would understand. There were some guys sitting behind us complaining about what we saw in him. Could it be his eyes or his dimple in his chin or maybe the way he talked who knows we were young and our hormones were very active need I say more.

The time of the Baby Boomers there are so many actors that are Baby Boomers that were very gifted and talented people. In fact I see them more and more still putting their talents to work in the movie industry

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We Baby Boomers refuse to let ourselves go we strive to stay active and we are always eager to make a difference.

John Travolta

These are just a few good movies that John Travolta played in. He is so talented and I am proud to call him a Baby Boomer :)

Saturday Night Fever (30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition)
Saturday Night Fever (30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition)

After this movie is when disco ruled the dance floors. He was hot and he had the moves to go along with his looks. This is one movie that I am absolutely sure that every Baby Boomer watched

 

John Travolta

Which movie was more famous that was played by John Travolta?

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Grease
Grease

LOL I remember this movie to well. I usually don't care for musicals but this one was an exception. It is about a gangster looking kind of guy getting together with a wall flower so to speak but boy does that change in the end. They made a nice match in this movie. It shows how silly a teen can be or look within this time and how we can get our self into something but how in the end it works out for every one. They all graduate then the two go up in the sky with their car which was silly but to the viewer it only meant that life can get better.

 

Strongest Character

Played by John Travolta was played in....

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The Punisher [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray] (2009)
The Punisher [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray] (2009)

This is an action movie drama that shows John Travolta still being a great actor and can play a serious role in a movie he can be a good guy and a bad guy he has the talent to hold the viewers attention at least this movie held mine

 

Baby Boomer Generations

Broken Arrow (1996)
Broken Arrow (1996)

I have to admit these two really play well together it is a great movie to watch it does hold your attention with a lot of action..

 

What do you have to say about the baby boomer generation

Hey dude or dudette can you post a comment and let me know that you have been here :) - Farout thank you!

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      Early 2 years ago

      Ingctlilenee and simplicity - easy to understand how you think.

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      Heather 2 years ago

      Bree,Speak freely of, Jesus here! I'd love to have you talk about Him in the cmnmeots! On Boomer Back-Beat, I focus on sharing how, Jesus works in my life and not on theology or dogma. The living Jesus is a real person Who always meets me where the rubber meets the road in my life. Jesus is my strength and He has empowered me to overcome so many things. I know He can do the same for others. There is power in the Name of Jesus! As believers, we are strengthened when we share Him with each other and the world.Welcome to Boomer Back-Beat, Bree! I hope to meet you here often!Love,Pam

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      I was at the tail end of the boomers ( 1960) and road the wave all through school. I remember my graduating class was 900+ but the school was only built for 650... talk about crowded classrooms. I always seemed to be 1 year late for everything, sometimes I still get caught in that wave. I suffered for it a lot until I learned to blaze my own trail. That's what I think is what being a baby boomer is all about - being independent and learning to blaze your own trail.

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      adragast24 4 years ago

      @DebW07: Exactly this!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @DebW07: What she said! :D

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      How can you not love a generation that gave us such great groups as the Beatles, Beach Boys and Bee Gees . This was a "groovy" and "far-out" lens, right-on, girl!

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      joseph-sottile-16 4 years ago

      I agree totally with the above comment! Thanks for sharing!

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      trinimatt 4 years ago

      Very interesting, great lens!

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      I'm part of this generation and it's great.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think there are materialistic and selfish people in every generation, in fact it is one of the biggest complaints that I hear of the church today. So in regards to that generation, no I don't think it is any more selfish, and in fact, some of the most caring people I've met have been from that generation-even in the popular music of that era we see profound searching and seeking. Instead of us throwing insults at others, I think it might be more helpful to do a good deed. That is the only way I think we will ever become what we are intended to be, the only way we will show that we are not selfish and materialistic ourselves. I think the group which you started was a great idea, and we need to see more of this going on. Good lens.