Pity For Youth

I was a teenager in the 1960s and put myself though university without debt. All I had to do was keep my grades up and the government paid my university fees. I had a job as a teaching assistant and marking papers. A had a summer job doing computer research. That paid for my room and board. I was able to afford elaborate Christmas presents for by four siblings. I was able to lend my parents money to buy a car. I could go on ski trips to different mountains in BC and Washington. I later enjoyed a choice of good-paying interesting jobs. At 23, I was able to buy a 4-bedroom house in the older, pleasant Kensington district, and pay it off in a few years.

Pity the youth of today. Everything is such a struggle in comparison. Why are we making life so difficult for today’s youth? Why don’t we just use the same economic policies we did back then? I think the reason is the wealth gap has widened. The rich are hogging an every bigger slice of resource pie. They are not willing to share it with the young generation.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)