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Work Wanted: Protect Your Retirement Plans in Uncertain Times by Linda H. Lewis, James W. Walker

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8. Engage Younger Generations

We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach.Gloria Steinem

Myth: Boomers Must Compete with Younger Generations in the Workplace

Do you remember the generation gap? Back in the 1960s, baby boomers began behaving in ways that departed significantly from how their parents and previous generations behaved. Many boomers were enthusiastic about rock and soul music, fast food, fashion, drug use, politics, and the sexual revolution. Parents generally disapproved of signs of their rebellious behavior—long hair, rock music, and protests. The gap was like a divide, and it resulted in serious generational conflicts. Some youths adopted a “hippie culture,” and for many, ...

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