Myths And Facts Of Aging

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Myths And Facts Of Aging

A Second Career at Craft Shows

The Good and Bad Characteristics of a Baby Boomer

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Characteristics of Baby Boomers, What Baby Boomers Are Like

 

Myths And Facts Of Aging

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A Second Career at Craft Shows

 

Baby boomers are a very creative people. But so often the demand of career and raising a family leaves little time for creativity in your middle age years.

But as more baby boomers complete their years of service in their careers and move toward retirement, they have plenty of energy and creativity left for a new passion in life, one that expresses all that creativity of their youth.

This is one reason we have seen such an explosion of craft fairs in the country which provide an outlet for all of that creative talent baby boomers are expressing through their arts and craft. The great thing about crafts shows is you can start wherever you are in your creative arts and continue to grow and become more skilled each passing year. 

To get started, you should take on this new hobby and small business with the same enthusiasm and passion you did when you were employed in your former career.  That is the great thing about baby boomers having this kind of free time in the retirement years.  There is so much talent and energy available that to not make it available to the public would be a crime.

 

It is going to take some preparation to get ready for your first craft fair.   The preparation will be on three fronts.  One is making contacts with the organizers of upcoming fairs and getting on the schedule to be able to display a booth there.  The easiest way to find out how to do that is attend the new craft fair that comes up in the area.  They are often associated with special events such as Oktoberfest or a food or music festival.  By attending several as you are in your preparation period, you can accomplish several good things…

You can look at booths of many different vendors to get ideas for your booth when you are ready to take the plunge.

You can talk to vendors who are selling there and learn about how to go about getting on the program for this fair and to learn about upcoming events you can participate in. Don’t worry about you seeming to pose a threat as a future competition for sales.  There is camaraderie among crafters and you will enjoy the social aspect of mixing with other creative people.

You can talk to the people who organize the show and get a feel for how you will fit in to their next event.

Another line of preparation is booth creation. It’s good if you are starting early because it will take some time and a bit of expense to get the materials together and for you to build the skills to put the booth up, take it down, move it and store it between shows.   Again, your contacts with experienced craft show veterans will be invaluable for this.

Finally, but this is the most important part of your preparations is your talent and craft that you will be preparing to sell at the craft shows. You can purchase some examples of similar crafts you see doing well at the fairs you scout out. These can be templates for what you want to do.  But you will impose your own creative vision on the craft so what you offer when you finally get to the craft faire will be uniquely yours and speak of your vision.

Along with these preparations, think about how you will customize your booth to draw customers in. From craft fairs you have attended in the past and the ones you scout, you will witness that there are certain booths that draw crowds and others that just don’t seem to get the customers.  So you want to make your booth inviting to customers so you will reap a good return on your effort in the form of sales.

 

There are a variety of ways to draw customers. From candles, to contests, to videos playing, to using music or live talent to making your craft as people watch, there are many ways you can experiment around with to draw customers. 

You will get a unique thrill from the sales you make each day.  But more importantly, you will be expressing that creative side of you and getting that fulfilment that you had to wait to this phase of life to express.

And that’s a wonderful benefit of learning to sell your crafts at craft fairs.

 

The Good and Bad Characteristics of a

                                                          Baby Boomer

 

Every individual is unique in his own way. This makes him different from anyone else. Even brothers and sisters differ a lot. But with every person's distinct characteristics, he should still be able achieve good relationship with other people.

Many generations have been in existence for years now. And each generation is identified with certain uniqueness from other generations. If you're a baby boomer, you probably know this by now.

What then is a baby boomer? Baby boomers are those born after the Second World War. It includes babies born from 1946 to 1964 during the time of prosperity after the war.

Baby Boomers are identified for their characteristics very much different from other generations. This maybe because they all grew up in a world that is generally dominated by the Military. They lived in a world that offers new wonders like marvellous gadgets, household appliances. And during that time, very seldom could you find unemployed individuals. This means that almost all families enjoyed a prosperous life.

The academic leadership, cultural, political and industrial classes are almost dominated by baby boomers. The most prominent individuals are George Bush and Bill Clinton. They are both baby boomers and they both illustrate a diverging range of attitudes and values.

The families of baby boomers created the largest household incomes around the World with America being the prominent country. There are early boomers, as well as late boomers. This generation is identified mostly of the early boomers because the late boomers didn't experience the military draft. The late boomers however, were more identified of the different cultural factors that they were able to share.

These late boomers are also known as early generation X's. At present, they are now in the stage where they want to leave a mark in history. The baby boomer's birth is a part of history, and this may be the reason why they are idealists in their own right. Boomers had and are still having a big impact and influence over cultural and political matters. They often belong to the higher echelons of power; and these leaders exhibit decisiveness, vision, and they can withstand even the worst of every situation.

But the baby boomers are not only known for their positive character. They also have destructive tendencies like selfishness, arrogance, and ruthlessness that can result to an outright despotism or factional strife.

During a baby boomer's midlife, they often re-evaluate everything that has something to do with their personal life. Those having families focus on the triumph and failures of their kids because they only want what's best for them. Some boomers even go the extent of managing their children's lives.

Boomers are over-protective parents. They want to sanitize almost everything that their children can see, including television programs. This is in contrast to their early childhood when they themselves want to indulge in almost everything with fewer restrictions. Through their kids, they seek to bring improvements to the society.

Though baby boomers are known as the counter-cultural type and as hippies, they also have passions for social and personal improvement. But this is usually exhibited once they age out.

Baby boomers were greatly criticized as ageist and anti -youth. This is further evidenced by their catchphrase 'don't trust anyone over 30'. (Guess who is over 30 now)? But not all baby boomers are like this, there are also those who abide by the social norms of the society during their time.

Boomer or not, they are all important individuals who can and have contribute a great deal to the world. People should not concentrate mainly on the generation that they are identified with; but they should make it a point to do all things that can contribute to the peace and prosperity of humankind.

Every person has his or her positive and negative characteristics. Nobody's perfect, and that is a true and proven fact. There are individuals who are known to be perfectionists but this doesn't mean that are perfect as a person.

It's but natural to commit mistakes as a human being.

The most important thing is to learn from the mistakes in the past; and it is that you want to improve yourself; you may do so but make sure that it is for the better.

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Characteristics of Baby Boomers,

                               What Baby Boomers Are Like

 

 You should understand that people who were born in this period has a wide range of political view because of the things they went through in and around the United States plus the Western Societies. This generation is the generation that fought to emphasize civil rights and it is also one of the foundations that made the World and America what it is today.

This is also the generation where many new things were invented.

First of all, you have to understand the characteristics of baby boomers. You have to consider that these people were born in an era where it was dominated by Military might where the enemies where socialists and communists. This is the era where the cold war started. This is one of the main reasons why people who were born in the baby boomers generation are politically active and are always interested in the political status of their country.

The people who were born in the baby boomers era also grew up where they came of age when they were fighting for civil rights. This means that they are people who are aware of their rights as a citizen and they will do whatever it takes to keep that right.

During those times, gadgets and different kinds of household appliances were popping out of the market. Also, it turned post war factories of the World to produce different kinds of household tools. Because of this, unemployment was virtually non-existent for quite a long period of time.

Baby boomers did make up a large amount of share in the political, cultural, academic, and industrial leadership. These were the people who contributed a lot in modern society. They also provided new jobs for people and emphasized widely on civil rights and freedom.

Time is the only factor that will reduce the Boomer's effect as they gradually retire from the workforce and the leadership roles but they will be around for a long while yet contributing to the political spheres  and towards the family life's.

Culturally speaking, baby boomers contributed a lot. They contributed music, and art to society. Music such as rock and roll, Motown Sound, and beats are what started the music you hear today. Baby boomers are also politically active. In fact, these people are one of the leading people who protested violation on civil rights and the war on Vietnam. They emphasized widely on the freedom of choice and they also moved to bar discrimination in the workplace.

The baby boomer generation is also considered lucky in terms of medical technology. Because of the advancement in today's medical technology, many of these aging baby boomers can benefit from modern hospital equipment and medicine plus the much more publicised use of natural uses and remedies that has started to be more commonly and freely available .

They are also more health conscious than their predecessors, and increasing numbers of people in the ages of 45 to 70 are now taking the necessary steps to improve their health. They are considered to be more active and are expected to live more years than their predecessors.

Being part of the baby boomers era is in fact a great thing. If you were born in this era, you are part of a group of people who contributed a lot to the World in terms of politics, culture, and also in the economy.

However, baby boomers today are experiencing age discrimination in the workplace. The irony of it all is that they were the ones who fought for equal employment opportunity regardless of race, gender, creed, and age. Younger people should consider the fact that they were responsible for these rights and should treat them with the respect that they deserve.

So, in case you cross path with someone who were born in the baby boomers era, take some time to thank them on what they did to make the World what it is today.

Always remember that they played an important role and always keep in mind that they were the ones responsible for the rights you enjoy today.

 

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