When I originally came up with the idea for writing about boomers and yuppies, I had the vision of a book of around 80,000 or so words. As it progressed, I began to realize that I really didn’t have that much to say on the subject of LIFE BEFORE BOOMERS & YUPPIES, my first title. My thoughts and ideas also started to take on a life of their own as they always do when I write creatively. As my thought processes changed, so did the words flowing onto the paper. (On the monitor actually.) Consequently, the title no longer fit so it became MY LIFE BEFORE & WITHOUT BOOMERS & YUPPIES. A more fitting title and it made me happier because as I said, everything changed and it was now more about me and life as I experienced it.
NO! I am not becoming a member of the ME Generation. I just think the best way to get my ideas across is to tell it as it really was and how I, as one to be born into the middle of the Silent Generation (1925 to 1942, I was born in 1937.) sees and interprets what the boomers and yuppies have done to our society.
Please, do not get me wrong, I do not believe that all of the people born after 1943 are stupid,selfish, and/or greedy. But there are surely more of them than in any other generation that I know of, and more than society needs. Anybody with an open mind and anything beyond a sixth grade education, can see where the problem lies. You don’t need to be a sociologist, or other overly educated person to see what is happening. We just have to stop being clueless and realize what is going on and how they are affecting our society. I know and have known some really great people in these generations. They are very nice people who have and in some cases, are still working hard to make this society a better place to live and their frustration of their generation mates is also obvious.