Skip to comments.Baby Boomers Are Killing Themselves At An Alarming Rate, Raising Question: Why?
Posted on 06/04/2013 6:09:19 AM PDT by Biggirl
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The number one fear of the liberals is that there will be too many people in this world. They work hard in three areas to keep the population down. The first area is the glorification of homosexuality. Homosexuals don’t reproduce and this helps keep the population numbers down. The second area is abortion. This reduces the number of new people on the planet. The third area is euthanasia/suicide. This reduces the present population. Now, if you really want to get disgusted, think about why they want fewer people on the planet. I have seen the devastation caused by homosexuality, abortion and suicide. It’s absolutely horrible. And the Democrats goad it on so that they can have a better life. Democrats try to come across as being so empathetic, and they are the most self-centered, self-serving son-of-a-bit**es in the world.
Hang in there, this too shall pass.
The guy sounds like loser.
He is concerned about the gap between rich and poor...and that people don’t help each other.
The gap between rich and poor only matters if you are keeping score. In my mid forties, I came to the conclusion (late) that type of worry was counter productive and not relavent.
If he is worried about people not helping each other, I would ask...who has he helped? That door swings both ways.
Just the opposite, I spent most of mine keeping my kids out of public school and medical bills for a tbi child because I won’t accept state help/interference.
Far better to raise your kids so they are constantly contacting you out of need?
I do believe Boomers have actually raised kids who stay much closer to their (often helicopter) parents than was the norm in the generations before them.
“Your knowledge and experience is devalued and every special interest group with a quota demand wants you out. The politically correct rules require you to walk on eggshells, choose your words carefully and be sensitive to everyone around you but anyone can ridicule and attack you with impunity. You are typically ordered to clean up the messes made by young, politically correct careerists who are given authority without responsibility, screw things up and then move on to something else.”
This has been the MO for the software development field for over 10 years now.
Hold to God’s eternal hand.
Well, I think there’s some truth to that.
I will tell you though, that no matter how good your values, or how strong you think your faith in God is, when you’ve lost your job, your spouse leaves, you are dependent on her for income, and your self-respect has vanished along with everything else, all the preaching in the world from any source will be extremely iffy at saving you.
If you happen to be 60+, there’s an x-factor to be considered on top of everything else too.
You take a look at those numbers. Men aren’t doing this for no reason at all.
It’s Bush’s fault.
Wow...spoken like Philip Rearden..."left us to starve"...LOL
“Latchkey” children were referred to as far back as the ‘30s, at least. It is Millenials and Gen-Xers who voted for Obama and his spending at higher rates than did the Boomers.
And the Boomers certainly didn’t have anything to do with creating the Ponzi scheme that is Social Security. If anything, they were afraid to rein it in for fear of being called ingenerous to their parents and grandparents, who created the system.
That is why having faith, friends, and interests are very important.
Forget about it...he's on a roll:
I think you’re exactly right. We remember a time when things were better. Our country is being taken from us, while we’re told to shut up and like it. And anyone with kids and grandkids has got to be filled with worry for what kind of hellhole this country will be for them.
Yep, the first generation to be medicated, day cared, swapping homes through joint custody, and have their futures wasted through riotous living. Each generation is worse than the one before. Starting with the Boomers.
You may be right! Once deterioration sets in it accelerates.
In the end, there will be angry blowback and it will not be pretty.
Would be interesting to know just where in suburban Pittsburgh this guy lived. Some of the ex-steel towns in the Mon Valley are the most depressing places you could ever imagine.
What part of me working for the past 44 years qualifies as "fat on the hog"? Piss off xenob, your generalities are the work of a lazy intellect and your whining about how I'm screwing you is breaking my heart.
You know BigGirl, it’s tough for a man to develop interests outside the home. If you’re married you work and spend time with family. You don’t go out with the guys. It’s problematic. It’s a good way to be led off the straight and narrow. You have a rift at home, and some opportunity pops up. It looks real enticing.
A lot of guys would rather stay home with the person they love. If you’ve been in a relationship for many years, you generally don’t have a big group of guys you hang out with.
When I say, ‘need’, I’m not referring to capability. I’m referring to emotional closeness, Sunday night dinners sort of thing.
I don't know which I fear more...that it will happen, or that it won't happen. A part of me says, "Bring it on. Let's get it over with."
THANK YOU for getting it!
Thank you for this. As a baby boomer, I do get tired of the comments on FR blaming baby boomers for everything except tooth decay. There are good and bad people in all generations.
Everything you say is true. I remember my parents and other parents would buy cars that all their kids wouldn’t even fit in, because they liked them. My dad had a new Firebird, and with 4 kids, we had to lap it. That was our only car. My wife’s mom drove a Camaro, and her dad drove a pick-up. They had 3 kids at the time.
My parents aren’t bad people. They were selfish because that was the zeitgeist. We have it worse as far as that goes, but have the opportunity to do better.
Again, look at young would-be adults today: they are far more emotionally connected to their Boomer parents than Boomers were to their parents.
Oh, baloney! My husband and I are boomers and have been paying into the system for 45 years. We won’t get anything like that back when we retire...at about 80 years of age.
Or they took care of there children when they were children, and the “children” have moved back in with them because the “children” can’t find work in the 0bamanation.
In the interest of fairness:
“- Moved all our manufacturing overseas. Companies their parents helped build” this was done by the “Greatest Generation” and/or the Generation prior.
“- Ran our country into a debt we can never repay.” AGAIN this was done by the “Greatest Generation”
and/or the Generation prior(LBJ, FDR, Wilson).
“- Made social security into the biggest ponzi scheme ever.”
AGAIN this was done by the “Greatest Generation(LBJ)”
“- You coined the term “latchkey kid” because you picked money and recreation over family.” THIS you CAN TAG onto the “Baby Boomers(Although ALOT of City/Suburban WW II “Greatest Generation” are JUST as guilty of this as well) “
You’re wrong. A dynamic relationship with Jesus will overcome anything. There will be dark times, but Christ’s provision and comfort is supernatural and absolute for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
The Boomers are the first largest demographic group in America’s history. Their conribution to funding the federal government is unprecedented. They are responsible for bringing about the civil rights movement and social justice changes that were a good thing. The corruption of DC politics is what bankrupted our country and no, Ted Kennedy, Frank, and Dodd are NOT baby boomers. Quit your whining and don’t count us out yet. Boomers will bring about the needed changes for the elderly. That’s why we’re here.
It is just that they squandered their savings...a lot of folks I know simple lost their wealth and a lot of it in 2008, then lost jobs, then lost, lost, lost. Because the significant portion of the generation didn’t learn to be more than one thing, have more than one career/passion, learn to succeed...and fail.
I thought it was just military young people.
My husband - a boomer - has also found that young employees (let’s say late 20s) are amazingly uppity - writing memos to the head of the company, demanding people they don’t like to be fired, and hacking into other employees’ email accounts. They also cannot write letters! He’s fed up with them.
If Jesus Christ Himself could ask, “My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”, I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to realize Christians can and do suffer so much despair at times that their connection to God can fail.
It’s not that God fails us. It’s that we fail Him and ourselves. That is reality. That is the human condition.
I am an older guy....it gets to me, that my grandchildren, are reinventing the wheel...when they could avail themselves of my advice and experience....but no, they know everything....then I think; was I like that at their age....maybe I was...lol lol...oh well, it is great morning, and I am off to coffee...let the world take a couple of turns...
I’ve known some early retires who took their retirement funds in a cash payout. They then had to pay taxes on it, then went on a spending spree and are now dead broke.
Since they are not old enough for social security they are having to work at what jobs they can find.
So you had lousy parents because your car was too small?? Not to sound like the 4 Yorkshiremen but I can remember when we had no car, walked through miles of snow to school or took the broken down ole school bus.
I am currently looking to hire a mid and senior developer. The resumes I have gotten are atrocious. Misspelling, bad grammar, and no punctuation. Seriously they read like a text message. Everyone of them is from a 30 or younger person with a laundry list of skill attributes and an average of 2-3 jobs in 2-3 years. Most of their claimed skill set is open source crap.
The two I have gotten from someone over 40-45 were well written, have a more reasonable limited (truthful) skill set and they have only had 1-3 jobs in 10-15 years.
Yes, but some of us will not live to see it. There is nothing so fearsome as running out of time to finish.
And sense the human condition is constant failure, God comes along and picks us up without any effort being made on our part. One caveat is we have to be His children.
Phl 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Gosh, I’d hate to be an employer today dealing with these undereducated brats. Good luck to you and your search!
I think you missed his point. It was that his parents could afford a newer/nicer car and his parents picked a car that wasn’t a good fit for a “family”. If you pick a TransAm/Camaro over a station wagon/van etc. with three or four kids, then I’d say that’s a pretty selfish choice.