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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Originally Posted by Ruby Vee View Post
I have to agree with the higher expectations or expectations for a higher-than-deserved standard of living. Kids move back in after college because they can't afford all the luxuries that Mom and Dad have -- and can't seem to go without, either. Even those kids with jobs don't want to live in a basic apartment with a roommate; they want to live with Dad's 60 inch flat screen TV and the hot and cold running snacks in the refrigerator while the money they earn goes toward designer clothes, shoes and bags and a nice car.

The zero failure world must have been a far more comfortable way to grow up than the way I did -- but it doesn't make for hard workers or cruisers.
I bet you joined sailnet just so you could post this. It's OK we all love talking about ourselves and passing judgment on others, that's why THIS THREAD JUST WON'T DIE

Be careful with broad generalizations like this b/c guess who's gonna have to pay for your Medicare and Social Security buddy, even as statistically, over-65 year olds tend to vote for tea partiers who want to take away the very benefits they have themselves received and which the young are currently paying for. The attitude of that generation seems to be "we can't afford it... for everyone younger than me that is. And don't you dare try to raise taxes to help pay for my generous benefits!"

You better hope the millions of young people out there aren't as spoiled as you think, they might start voting that way...
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