I have come to the conclusion that I am officially a relic.
I am definitely 'old school' when it comes to most things. After all, it worked when I was growing up and we didn't die or hate our parents.
Personally, I think most kids are repeating what they have heard when they have 'opinions' on politics or the state of the world.
Kids claiming 'Not my President'? Oh, please. What could a 16 year old possibly know about world economics and the difference a political party makes over the next 4 years?
I barely knew what party the President belonged to, much less what party controlled Congress and the Senate when I was their age. Have they matured that much? I tend to think not.
The video below is a trailer for a show that is being shown here in NZ. It's called 'Making Families Happy'.
What caught my attention is the boy at the beginning saying, 'I've never really seen a happy family.' I'm wondering how he decided his family wasn't or his friends' families weren't. It's certainly not something that I remember weighing on my mind at his age.
'Cynical' is not my default mood, but I'm beginning to understand, maybe a little, why old people are that way.