Down-size (doun’ siz’)
- To reduce in number or size by cutting back
- To dismiss or lay off
- To make in a smaller size
- To simplify by reducing the number of one’s possessions
- To live in a simpler way, by moving into a smaller residence
Now match that with the characteristics attributed to those of us in the “Baby Boomer” generation;
Ambitious, Optimistic, Individualistic, Immediate gratification, Hardworking, Competitive, Materialistic, FOREVER YOUNG .
One thing that most defines the Baby Boomers is that every ‘stage of life’ that this generation has passed through was redefined forever. In other words, we’re not your Grandmother’s 60 , nor are we going to be your Mother’s 60.
The whole concept of “downsizing” just doesn’t fit, especially when we talk about housing.
That hardworking, competitive, ambitious nature is not ready to trade in the reward of a beautiful home filled with the treasures earned, for a two bedroom, 900 sq./ft apartment with one assigned parking place and Wednesday afternoon Bingo.