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Lockdown and the affect it has on us

I understand how the young people are suffering but so are we ‘more mature’ folk, and I am early fed up with easing about how they are all suffering etc which we all empathise with but so are we and to be blunt some of us have no idea how many years we have to enjoy life compared with the young ones that I actually think that we need to enjoy the time we have.

Many young people, along with other age groups are trying to make us feel guilty about that and with the suggestion that we step back and make time and room for young people to take priority of whatever is offered to enable them to enjoy life as we have had ours!

Am I being unreasonable?

Created By on 24/02/2021

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28th Feb 2021 23:46:08
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Hi Jacpal

I do not think you are being unreasonable. I have always thought that the older generation should be valued more. I've always gravitated to people who are older and have had so much life experience and usually have good stories to tell.

I also think that as you say, when you get older you have not got as many years left and it is right you should be able to make the most of it in what ever way suits you best. Older people should not be left alone and lonely.

I am not old yet but I can empathise with how it must feel. I have been young and I think you generally do not have as much to worry about, and you have your whole life ahead of you to feel optimistic about. I do I'm afraid have more empathy with older adults, but of course care about younger folk too if they are in need.

The older generation have been through a lot too, such as the war times in some cases. Let's hope the young learn from the pandemic too, about what is important in life. It might build their character some more.
24th Feb 2021 22:51:14
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I sometimes get impatient with the younger generations, and so sorry for them too. They have lost out in so many ways.
There have been such incredible advances in Technology and Medicine and other fields in my life time, and when I look back at my parents lives even more so., but also such greed and a loss of humanity and kindness and simple natural living up until the present pandemic, when people seem to have found each other again and realise what they have been missing in their personal lives.
I realise all too well that I do not have too many pages left in my book of life as I am approaching my 9th decade on this earth to my amazement. My Generation still has a wealth of worthwhile knowledge and useful life experience to pass on to those who would listen, We have earned our places and should not be expected to creep away! I have had a very mixed but pretty good life experience all told, and I am still living it, thank you very much!
When we were young we too thought we could change the world, but time shows us it is not so easy!. We had to find our own place and make our own way, so must they. We had to start again from nothing and rebuild our lives at times. I have no patience with those who want everything laid out ready to pick up.
24th Feb 2021 17:36:58
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I think we are the lucky ones. If I still had a mortgage to pay and children at school I would definitely be having sleepless nights.

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