Baby Boomers Learn from the Death of Michael Jackson [VIDEO]
July 7th, 2009
[VIDEO] Baby Boomers need to learn from the death of Michael Jackson - we all are in danger of self medicating ourselves and self-destructing.
Baby Boomers Learn from the Death of Michael Jackson
Baby Boomers need to learn from the death of Michael Jackson.
Baby Boomers are in danger of self medicating ourselves and self-destructing.
Baby Boomers want our legacy to be a good one that our children will remember most about us.
The Baby Boomer Generation was going to live forever, immortalized with youthful hip-ness, and mastered knowing how to be laid back while simultaneously running corporations.
Baby Boomers worked hard at being financially fulfilled at all costs, spent "quality time" with our own kids, something a lot of us didn't get with our own parents, and tried to keep that sweet adolescence of the 60's and 70's close to the hearth. For some of us, these were the best times of our lives.
The passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett has hit us Baby Boomers with a rock and roll punch to the gut that we weren't really ready for.
For Baby Boomers this does not just mean that we are feeling the ravages of age, loss and hard times. It makes us feel we have to close the door on the fantasy that we are immortal.
When Michael Jackson was finally pronounced dead and the sound bites on cable news programs morphed into a long parade of surreal words and images that sobered me up, I knew it had to be drugs.
As millions of Baby Boomers have now traded our daily joints for prescription drugs, we also feel for Michael, as no one has been untouched by drug addiction, either street drugs or prescription medication, either personally or by family members and friends.
Baby Boomers must, with all seriousness and honesty, deal with this new epidemic of prescription drug abuse.