It’s hard not to come across ‘Zoomers’.If you live near Toronto there's a big show every year in Town. They are under the care of Moses Znaimer of CARP. Even if you haven’t heard of them, you probably get the idea – they are zooming into late life. For this franchise, 60 had better be the new 40!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
We are a unique generation in the history of mankind. We have lived longer, already, than 95% of the people who have ever lived. We are a generation that has represented the largest percentage of the population since we were born. We have been catered to by the education system, loved by the marketing types, subjected to more changes in society than ever before and are now entering another uncharted territory.
After retiring from our signature career, on average we are going to live another twenty years. That is equivalent to one-third of the time since we were born. It is a significant amount of time. In fact, there is a good chance that many of us will go to the 90 or even 100 year mark. As much as forty years for many of us represents our whole career. That is a very long time.This blog is for people coming up to or now into retirement, and for folk who can’t or won’t retire. We have been labelled as 'Bleeding Edge Boomers'. We were there when Rock-and-Roll started...and, while we are still rocking along, we continue to pay close attention to the 'quirks and quarks' of life today! Our spin on today's foibles and prejudices may be quite contrarian at times, but that's a direct result of the many opportunities we've had to see the results of myth and egotism on the quality of living in these 'latter days'!