“Far from spoiled, the young people who write to me don’t seem to feel like they deserve happiness. They feel self-conscious and guilty about everything they do. They can’t breathe without feeling like they’re stepping on someone’s toes.” From: It’s Never Been Harder to Be Young — The Cut
Are we old folks not supposed to feel like this? Is this a burden that belongs chiefly to the young? I’ve felt bad for the young’uns for a long time now, but to know that many of them feel pretty much like I do just makes it worse.