I really don’t get this whole attitude the older generations have where it’s like “oh back in my day we didn’t have that, I had to do everything myself!!”. it’s so common when it comes to like, help with university and things. people getting loans or people getting tuition if they’re worried they won’t make the grade, and the older generations make such a big deal about how they did it all themselves, and why do we need those handouts?
like, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should have to. I was a poor, regularly homeless orphan who had to struggle to make the grades I needed and suffered untold amounts of mental and physical stress to get my achievements, and I am 100% proud of myself for managing it, but if I’d had the opportunity to get assistance and help like what’s available to the younger generations now I would have grabbed it with both hands and been thoroughly grateful for it. I’m happy for the fact younger generations have that choice, and I can’t understand the superiority complex some older generations have over this.
the duty of each generation is to improve society for the generations to come. expecting everyone else to struggle because you did and why should things be easier for people who aren’t you is selfish and typical of generations who grew up in a hyper-capitalistic time. I’m proud to be part of a generation that struggled and came out of it not with selfish dog-eat-dog attitudes but rather with compassion and an acknowledgement of this duty.