Until about a decade ago, everything they taught me about breakfast was wrong. My traditional eggs and bacon breakfast was bad for me. That changed during the Obama administration. Eggs, both yellow and white, were good for me. The bacon was, too, in moderation.
Years ago, the US Government, under Obama, finally took meat off the “do not eat list.” But no, we did not enjoy it for long before the naysayers ran to another group to put the skids on meat again. The World Health Organization claimed processed meats like bacon, ham, red meat, and sausage pose a cancer risk…as significant as cigarettes.
So now my breakfast is not good for me AGAIN. People, you are losing all of us out here!
WHO cited a study that showed a minimal increase in colon cancer for men and women who eat these meats daily. They explained it in this article from Australia. http://www.uicc.org/how-interpret-iarc-findings-red-and-processed-meat-cancer-risk-factors
But I like meat, and I’m willing to take the risk if there is a risk. Why can’t we get along and realize? To each his own. Live and let live.
My parents had this attitude. They were part of a generation entitled “The Silent Generation.” Their generation was sandwiched between two very vocal generations—Civic (the greatest generation) and Baby Boomers (the loudest generation, according to my interpretation). I am a Boomer.
As I grow older, I am learning to appreciate my parents’ generation. According to Time Magazine in their November 5, 1951 issue,
“The most startling fact about the younger generation is its silence. It does not issue manifestoes, make speeches or carry posters. It has been called the “Silent Generation.”
Wikipedia says, “The Silent Generation, is generally defined as people born from 1928 to 1945.” By this definition, my husband Chuck, who was born in 1944, fits this description.
Wikipedia continued, “Silents were sometimes characterized as trending towards conformity and traditionalism, as well as comprising the “silent majority“. However, they have also been noted as forming the leadership of the Civil rights movement and the 1960s counterculture, and creating the rock and roll music of the 1950s and 1960s. They just went about it differently than anyone today.
I miss my parents, especially the quiet way they got things done. Our later generations need to study how they did it.