Baby boomers are the demographic group born during the post World War II baby boom. This includes people who are between 53 and 71 years old in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, according to the Strauss, Howe generational theory, baby boomers are defined as people born between 1943 and 1960, which would include people who are between 57 and 74 years old in 2017.

Baby boomer is also used in a cultural context, so it is difficult to achieve broad consensus of a precise date definition. Baby boomers are associated with a rejection or redefinition of traditional values. However many commentators have disputed the extent of that rejection, noting the widespread continuity of values with older and younger generations.

Baby boomers were the wealthiest, most active, and most physically fit generation up to the era in which they arrived and were amongst the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time and also they were also the generation that received peak levels of income; they could therefore reap the benefits of abundant levels of food, apparel, retirement programs, and sometimes even midlife crisis products. The increased consumerism for this generation has been regularly criticized as excessive.

However, baby boomers are different from previous generation by;

  1. They work for theirs

The Baby Boomer generation was a more independent generation, as they did not really have much of a crutch to lean on in comparison to the new generation.

  1. They are more inclined to listen to what they are told and to follow the laws of society.

Many Baby Boomers did the whole high school, to college, to 9 to 5 with benefits and retirement thing and were fine with it although this may have worked for them but they are different because of the way it worked, since they are more inclined to follow the rules and live the way society has shaped them to.

  1. They deal with what they have

The Baby Boomers saw both a time of great need and also a great prosperity. Many of these people witnessed the tail-end of the great depression, as well as the end of WWII. In times, they were hard and it has helped the Baby Boomers appreciate all that they are given. They know that resources are limited and that they have to be more resourceful with what they have.

  1. They got beatings

The Baby Boomers had it rough when it came to punishment, thus there is nothing like tough love. It whipped them into shape and made stepping out of line seem daunting, as there would be consequences for your actions. If one had a fresh mouth with their parents back in the day, you would receive a quick slap, now this would make you rethink being wise to their parents’ next time one had presented the opportunity.

  1. They have great attention spans

The Baby Boomers have been blessed with the gift of great attention spans, although they may not be working on a project that they whole-heartedly are interested in, but they still find a way to dig deep and get the work done.  Therefore, for them, paying attention is not a problem, as they are used to taking time with their projects and do not seek instant gratification for their work. Visit this site for more information : MatureResources.org

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