Who thinks that America has reached the height of its power and is now declining? If you read my prior blog, and if you think our country has peaked, you would know what that means. It means that the United States food supply and the health of our population are growing worse, not better. As previously discussed, I think both of those facts are true. Now, could our country reverse itself? Could we regain our footing and prove to be a more positive force for the world? As a physician, I think the health of our population is the underlying key. In fact, I think our own individual health is the central key.
Since I am also a baby boomer, I think the baby boomers are a key component to any resurrection of our national decline. I know. That sounds a bit egocentric. Is any generation more important than the next? Probably not. But baby boomers have already left several marks on history from our early protests against the Vietnam War to our marches for civil rights or our lifelong fight for equal rights for all people. And that’s not even discussing our music, our movies, and our various arts – all of which will probably last for generations. So, what can we do as baby boomers? What can we contribute to help stop the (above) decline?
We can stand together, refuse to be marginalized, and fight against any devaluation. We can become more energetic, more engaged, and far more visible. There are 74-77 million of us (baby boomers) in this country. 10,000 people will turn 65 each day for the next 20 years. The baby boomers in the United States are not alone. The world is experiencing a huge demographic shift, a graying tsunami. By the year 2020, 36 percent of the world’s population (2.7 billion) will be over 50 years old; and by 2020, 20 percent of the world’s population (1.6 billion) will be over 65 years old. Working together, we can be a powerful force for change.
In the recent movie, The Hobbit, the wizard acknowledges that there is growing surge of evil coming their way; and then the wizard observes that it’s the small acts of good – not gigantic forces of good – that seem to defeat evil. For us, that means that we are each accountable for changing our lives, our world, and ourselves. We each have to make an effort in our way. To make our individual lives better. Some efforts, like the writing of my book and the construction of this web site, may seem small and insignificant. But I have a belief that all of these small actions matter. They all offer something of value – and others can build on that value.
For the baby boomers, I think it is time to accept the challenge. I think it is time we regain our health and vitality. I think it is time to redesign our lives and ourselves so that we can address some of the current challenges. For my small part, I am going to offer a free teleseminar course, starting October 30, for just one hour per week – 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET – for 8 weeks. The number to call is 267-507-0240 and the conference code is 201419. Most of you will probably not be able to listen live at the time. Our lives have too little free time. But the presentations will be posted (in audio format) on this web site. Maybe if we can improve our lives … maybe that will be a starting point. The presentations may give you some ideas for changing our current life course.
Now, what will I cover over these 8 weeks of one-hour, free presentations? Check the blog on October 30th! Come on, give the course a listen. With a declining country, a deteriorating food supply system, a decreasing quality of health, a poorly ranked national health care system (even before Obamacare), an economy that is going nowhere, a government that seems to have no specific solutions, a Congress that seems best suited for some grade school class (where you can sit and do nothing), and a host of global challenges from the Middle East to Asia, what do you have to lose? Except time and your chance of personal happiness?
Again, starting October 30th 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET, call 267-507-0240 and punch in the conference code 201419. Change / improve your life. Isn’t it worth the effort?