@kanga , I totally agree.
As a middle aged person (although, of course, middle age is a moveable feast
) I detest the perjorative 'snowflake' applied to a youngster who has the temerity to complain about an injustice. Yes, there are always some folk who go the extremes to claim their rights at the cost of others but most younger folk are just more able and willing to engage in thought provoking discussion and to act according to their conscience than some of us were at their age.
Recently I was bowled over when my friend's 19 y.o. son, studying engineering, said he wasn't sure what job applications to submit but it had to be somewhere he could 'give something back'. Another friend's daughter is entering nursing training later this year. They have a huge sense of public service. They are fun-loving, bright kids, happy to engage with those more senior in years, and it is a pleasure to see them growing up with a hard working, caring attitude.
Back to the thread - I can say that what makes me feel good atm...... a Zoom call with my friends' and their funny, witty kids!
PS, studies have shown that is common for people to look back 20 years
to 'better times'. Although atm I suspect our rose tinted times are 12 months ago!