I don't think so.
When I was about 20 there was the threat of nuclear war (very real during the Cuban crisis) The Vietnam war was building and then in my early 20's it was raging with young men my age being drafted and killed. We were marching in protests or yelling at people who were marching in protests.
There were riots in the cities with neighborhoods being burned. Leaders off the country were assassinated. It was a pretty grim time really.
And there are people in their young twenties facing much more terrible things in their countries.
You're giving me too much clues, I might eventually find out your exact age.
That is exactly what I mean, stary. Those circumstances, far worse, have the exact opposite effect. It would make me feel younger, like life could end imminently, you had to enjoy life and live day by day.
It's not about facing tragedy, because you know I am aware there are people my age facing far, far worse things right now. I am about to go and have a nice dinner, with all the foods I need, many people my age do not have that luxury.
It is about this EXACT situation my generation in Europe is living. We keep hearing in the news we have absolutely no future, it's all f*cked up. You probably do not understand how serious the situation is here right now. They are talking about firing 30.000 people who work for the government. You know what 30.000 people in my country is? we are less than 10 million, only a part of it works, and a very small part of that works for the state... I am most certainly not going to have a job in 5 or 7 years. My government does the the "favor" of providing me the chance to get a specialization, only because when I got in Uni, that was the info I got. But once I am specialized, off I go, no space for me here. And I find this out 5 years into a degree that when I started had a 100% employment rate, with good salaries.
It's looking pretty bad, really. And I haven't been doing a whole lot of worrying, only a bit, but this does age me, you know. And it makes me feel old, with no future. And if you come to think of it, for me and my generation this especially hard, because we never faced troubled times. Not in my country or in Spain and most European countries. I was blessed with a lof food, luxuries, everything I needed and more, and my parents were only middle/high middle class! And now what is my government giving me? Nothing. It's actually trying to take from me.
Did you know members of the portuguese government stated that educated young people, with uni degrees, from certain areas, are welcome to leave the country in search for a job, because there is none for them here. This is what they said. Not that they will try to fix it, that we should pack our bags and try our luck elsewhere.