Wednesday, February 08, 2006

We Are Made of Sterner Stuff

We Baby Boomers are tougher than I thought. Millions and millions of us are about to bankrupt the social security and medicare systems and to be a burden on working people for the next 30 to 40 years. And yet ... we were transported as children, not only without booster seats but without car seats! We hung out on jungle gyms with jagged metal edges - suspended over concrete. Without supervision. I never saw a bike helmet until I was in my 20s.

And yet we survived. And survived in numbers sufficient to throw the whole darn country into insolvency.

Ah, that was when giants roamed the earth.

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