Midlife Crisis or Midway
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Today’s boomers are on the threshold of another revolution: defeating the myth that midlife is a crisis. In the 1960s, baby boomers started a diversity of changes that revolutionized such things as music, lifestyle, family, relationships, and the decline of morals with respect to drugs and sex. Babies born in Canada 1946 to 1964 are called ‘baby boomers’ because of the birth explosion during this period. Worldwide there were 67 million
baby boomers born of which 20 million were born in North America. Those of us born in the early years of the baby boomer era reached our teens in the 1960s. The 60s and 70s were the years that music changed with the likes of the Beatles, Elvis, and many other great entertainers. Along with that came pot, free love, and the attempt to fulfil our parents’ wishes that we be better off than them, especially material wise.