This is an open letter to all my fellow baby boomers. I think it’s time we appreciate the skin we’re in.
I’m so tired of reading articles about older men and women dating younger people for their “hard bodies.” Now it seems women in their late 40s and 50s are choosing to date men in their 20s and 30s. Why?
The media tell me women want younger men for their six-pack abs and bulging biceps. Really? And older men want younger women for their youthful bodies. No news there. Is this why my generation has turned into a bunch of neurotic, youth-seeking, self -absorbed hypocrites?
Here’s a reality check, boomers: We’re not going to live to be 100 and look eternally 30 in the process. When did aging turn into a four-letter word, anyway?
Of course, it’s important to take care of oneself. Eating right and exercise just make good sense. But maybe we should concentrate on being good role models and mentors to our younger generation instead of trying to date them.
Mary Jo Wheeler