I just came across this tweet when trying to figure out if the #prewriting-tag really was what some people might say it is (it kind of was. I’d say it has two meanings; before writing a novel and before writing at all. But this is a huge parenthesis!)
My first reaction was to laugh and think; wow, I wish those were my problems, not these existential angsty things about doing something meaningful with my life and making my economy work out, especially the one after I retire.
Then I realized that my gut reaction is likely why young people find older people stuffy and dumb.
Of course, these problems are huge for young people. A few will even consider jumping off cliffs because of them!
In fact, I think it’s fair to say that the pain is the same but the causes differ.
Something worth thinking about when you’re older and thinking about younger people’s problems.