My community tells me I am an elder now. I guess the grey in the beard argues they have a point. That being said, I am looking at the elders in our community and noticing we really aren’t living up to the reverence we get given.
How many of us have shared the memes about the kids of today being useless, or lacking coping skills, or in ten thousand ways being utterly without capability or worth compared to every generation that has gone before?
Like the myth about how great our music was, we had great music, and we remember the great music. We try really hard to forget about the bad stuff, and the majority of it was terrible. Kind of like today actually.
We had a lot of really spectacularly useless people, a lot of people struggling to get by, a bunch more who didn’t seem…
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