December 15, 2007

The trend in baby boomers offing themselves.

"It's having been native to an era and a culture in which self (and sex) was almost ideologically paramount, which, unless you've gotten over it, doesn't leave you too well provided for when self (and sex) begins to fail."

Yikes! So, what are you saying, Amba? Get over sex, lest suicidal urges overwhelm you as you approach old age?

12 comments:

Meade said...

Boomers can be such big babies.

save_the_rustbelt said...

Too many boomers bought the "morality is old fashioned" nonsense. Hedonism and narccicism are really hollow over the long term.

For those of us who actually grew up, sex (and life in general) is great.

Ron said...

It makes sense really; they've gone upstream to spawn, and if their portfolios underperform, bears are waiting for them to be lunch!

Omaha1 said...

Don't think of it as suicide. Think of it as making the ultimate sacrifice to reduce their carbon footprint.

Assumpsit said...

Suicide's not so bad. What's wrong with death on your own terms? For those of us not burdened with the threat of some cosmic "gotcha" on the other side, it's really a pretty good way to go.

Think about it: What's the use of living with dementia in a home, unvisited by your offspring, being treated like trash by underpaid quasi-nursing staff?

Ann Althouse said...

"Boomers can be such big babies."

Yeah, suicide is the ultimate tantrum.

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If they didn't want us to be babies, they should have named our generation without using the word "babies." We'll be called babies even when we're 100... if we put up with the inconvenience of sticking around that long.

Trooper York said...

Why question a good thing?

Ron said...

Alas, the "babies" tag has stuck due to the curse of alliteration!

Pastafarian said...

Whatever works. Fewer baby boomers is fine with me.

amba said...

suicide is the ultimate tantrum

I'll bet some of the grieving, angry survivors of suicide feel that it is.

Mortimer Brezny said...

I'll bet some of the grieving, angry survivors of suicide feel that it is.

If only they had offered more sex, he might have stuck around.

George said...

“Is there any interaction with guns you’d like to tell me about?”

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