Pity the young

Earlier I wrote about how I don’t mind aging.

The world’s bizarre reaction to the pandemic has reinforced this notion.

Life is a bit depressing at the moment. If you’re still chipper, you haven’t been paying attention. Hint: this shit is never going to end.

Softening the blow for me is that I’m middle-aged and have already tasted the fruits of freedom when I was young enough to fully enjoy them. I lived overseas, travelled to many countries and was able to drop home once or twice a year to visit family.

That sort of life will not be possible from now on. I know some of you think it will. I need make no argument except: wait and see. Travel from now on will be expensive and highly restricted. Mostly for the rich.

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