BOOMERS COMPLAIN MORE ABOUT THEIR HEALTH than people the same age from earlier generations, leading John Tierney to ask:

Are baby boomers really in bad physical shape? Or are we just providing more evidence that we’re the Whiniest Generation?

I’d guess number two, but it’s also possible that with more ailments susceptible to treatment nowadays, people are more inclined to complain. When there wasn’t much you could do about a problem, people were perhaps more inclined to just put up with it.