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Boomer Men Growing Old Without Friends

I’m a Boomer. I look at my generation and I see a bunch of lonely guys. Something happened to us. We need friends. We were made to have them. But somehow, as we enter our 50’s and 60’s, it didn’t happen. To be healthy and happy, my guess is that the average guy needs ma…
By Seth Barnes

I’m a Boomer. I look at my generation and I see a bunch of lonely guys. Something happened to us. We need friends. We were made to have them. But somehow, as we enter our 50’s and 60’s, it didn’t happen.

To be healthy and happy, my guess is that the average guy needs maybe 5-10 friends who we regularly connects with. Studies tells us that the average guy has just 2 friends. Perhaps you know someone like that.

What happened to us? I think we just got too busy with stuff that ultimately doesn’t matter. Our jobs and our careers became a focal point for the way we organized our lives and along the way we left the best part of ourselves behind.

I have two grandsons. I best connect with them when I play horsey on the rug or take them on walks in the forest. I have a group of college buddies that I stay in touch with daily. We help each other process life.

Today I’m headed out on a week-long hike on the Camino with seven other guys (follow me on my Facebook page). We will talk as we walk. We’ll ask each other what God seems to be saying. It will be fun. It will be life.

Guys need that.

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