To get your group of Boomers thinking and talking about the pressure of trials, have them work in groups of 2 or 3 to develop a list of what they consider to be the top 5 trials that many Boomers have or will face in their lifetime. Call for answers and discuss.
Follow up by asking how the pressures Boomers are facing today differ from the ones that people faced in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Ask, “Are we facing more difficult pressures and trials today than we did 30-40 years ago? Why?”
One Boomer blogger posted her recollections of what her generation was most worried about in the 60′s and 70′s. You may choose to quote from her article to help jump-start discussion.