Speaking Point: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week—The Touring Years
The New Beatles Documentary
Watching this movie is like looking into our car’s review mirror and seeing the life road we have travelled. Then when our eyes return to the road, we see our future.
Speaking Point: This new Ron Howard movie highlights the lasting influence the Beatles have had on the Baby Boomer generation. Facts & my own personal Beatle story.
Speaking Point: In Joanie Marx’s #1 Amazon Best-selling book, “Facelifts, Money & Prince Charming: break Baby Boomer Myths & Live Your Best Life Now”, The Seven Baby Boomer Myths are reflected in the Beatle song lyrics that accented our desire for personal growth but yet reinforced the rules and myths that our parents and grandparents set down for us to follow.
Speaking Point: From frolicking innocence of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “Please Please Me“ as we navigated the emerging adult years of stress searching for answers to our life’s universal questions. Then on to “When I’m Sixty-four”. Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I’m 64?”. Though none of us ever believed we would ever be that old! To now when we know “Can’t Buy Me Love” means we must be our own Knight in Shining Armor”.
Speaking Point: As The Baby Boomer Advocate, I do battle against the Myth of Aging that seeks to remove us from the active stage of life. In this battle, the two remaining Beatles, Paul and Ringo are our active fighting knights.
Speaking Point: Ringo has gone from being in the back of the band to now performing front and center. Paul has treasured his musical gifts and pursued and birthed the music born of his soul. They have grown but not aged into old men.
Speaking Point: Nor have we boomers stopped pushing against society’s Myth of Aging. We are younger now than in any of our days to follow. We are vital with gifts to share, unwilling to be labeled as unsexy, unseen and ready to be discarded. Our unique journey continues.