When it comes to retirement these days, tear up the script and throw out the rule-book. tear up the script and throw out the rule-book. Old age never looked so good. One thing about baby boomers, they never saw a mold they didn't want to break. A lifetime of rewriting the script for how life should be lived is not going to end with retirement. The values that are important to baby boomers will carry through every decade of their lives and will change the way the generations and will change the way the generations that follow think of retirement.