The continual upheaval we Baby Boomers are going through might not be primarily caused by those dudes in Silicon Vally creating new apps. The sustained turmoil is probably a force field we ourselves have established. So, stop worrying. And, as with the counterculture of our youth, embrace it to the max.
The way we are aging is upending everyone's expectations, including our own. No, we are not stopping work at 65. We are not preoccupied with our health. And we might have started up a few small businesses. Probably, though, they are not at the edges of high tech.
This disruption is confirmed in the book "Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing The Way We Think About Work, Community, and The Good Life." The author is Chris Farrell. And here you can order it from Amazon.com.
Instead of being a burden on society - and a boring one - we are out there making a buck, catching STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), taking on the medical establishment and our own medical doctors, and can get along just fine in the digital world.
The edge we have in working is that we know the drill about how to comport ourselves in business, how to get ahead, and how to develop new skills on the company or the client so that we can chase a better deal. Millennials lack that experience. So, when push comes to shove, we are bound to land the job or the client assignment. Before that, though, the organization likely tried out a few new college graduates.
If being in a constant state of flux is the price for the kinds of amazing lives we are configuring, day after day, well, it's a price we should be willing to pay. No one told me that "at my age," I would be a dominant voice on the Internet.