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What do these comments mean? That generations before baby boomers weren’t healthy and didn’t have “strong intellectual curiosity”? Don’t younger generations need to “use their imagination and make efforts” to have “meaningful lives”?

It may be true that certain young people have more physical energy (although if you look at the smoking, drinking, cell-phone addicted, sparkly nailed, self-infatuated youth of Tokyo, you aren’t going to find them), but that does not automatically mean that “baby boomers” do not have the mental and physical strength to continue to work as long as they want.

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