So... it appears babyboomers have taken to offing themselves.
"Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.
It was not the life he had envisioned as a young man in the 1960s and ’70s, when “people were more in tune with each other, people were more prone to help each other,” said Turkaly, 63, who owned a camera shop and later worked at Sears. “There was not this big segregation between the poor and the rich. . . . I thought it was going to continue the same, I didn’t think it was going to change.”
Yeah. That's a shame. Really it is. So... are we reading between the lines here? Frank, the navel gazing boomer, tried to kill himself because his disability check wasn't bigger. A man literally living on the charity he forced on others... tried to kill himself... because he didn't steal enough from his children and grandchildren when he could.
So the boomers are killing themselves at an alarming rate eh?
Alarming to whom?
I cannot help but chuckle when I read the babyboomers lament the way society no longer venerates its elderly... but is instead focused on youth.
Tell me boomers... do the words, "Don't trust anyone over 30." and "I hope I die before I get old." mean anything to you?
Tell me professor... do they sound a little familiar?
You made your beds.
Go die in them.