From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Once a Baby-Boomer, always...

In recent months, several friends of mine who were born during the great Baby Boom of the late 1940’s and 1950’s have begun talking about their current stage of life. Some describe themselves as “not ready to retire” in the traditional sense, but also, not feeling challenged by the same old things. Now in their late 50’s and early 60’s, some are surprised to be alive and some are surprised that they feel young and healthy. Looking forward to the next 20 years seems to be a surprise that many did not expect. Here are a few more thoughts on the matter.

Our society has made a lot of progress in the areas of living healthfully. Most of us exercise whether we want to or not; fewer of us smoke whether we want to or not; and most are eating healthier whether we’re happy about that or not. Maybe it’s time to stop dreading the golden years and rethink how it might feel to be less obsessed with work and more focused on finding fun.                                        

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