I'm a boomer I paid for my education myself, pumping gas, shoveling gravel, working construction and much more. And we've put two kids through private school, one through collage and the other half-way.
Shaw's comment meant that "youth," the healthy energetic part of life, was wasted on the young who had no idea what a gift it was. If you saw the results of my last physical, you would get that blue poly tarp and tell Miss What's-Her-Name to get her butt out in the woods with you or find a new boy.
My "girl" is 60, got a new titanium knee last August, and kicked my butt getting to the top of Tiger Mountain Summit #3 a couple weeks ago. That's 2100 feet in 2.5 miles and most of it in 1.5. http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/west-tiger-3
Be careful who you choose as a mate :)