>Because I know the deficit that this has caused, I'm going to teach these things to my kids.
I hear ya, I've bought quite a few books on tracking, hunting, skinning and survival - along with a bow and a bunch of tools that can be used without electricity. I am already teaching my kids the basics of bows, tools and how things work because my own parents basically taught me nothing - in fact they were barely literate and completely uneducated yet walked into careers in the 70s and 80s and had their mortgage paid off within 10 years. by the way you should try explaining to a 5 year old how an airbag works sometime, that's a fucking minefield of endless questions right there. Same with things like clouds>>25945
>My boomer parents let the one house go completely to shit and I've been on their case about how fucking stupid it is to sell it and the land we own after they paid off the mortgage. It's in a location that'll only increase in value with global warming too.
boomers have no concept of value, they were basically handed security in a high trust society, they had family, they had inheritance and they probably had a lot more siblings than our generation, and they lived under far more lenient laws and less draconian shit so they did have so many safety nets compared to us. What do they do with all this security? they squander it on absolute bullshit and frivolity when they're in their 60s and 70s.
You know what I'll be doing when I'm 60 or 70? I'll be glad to have a box room in one of my kids houses or a small flat from my measly pension, I'll try not to be a bother, I'll try to pull my weight if I can. If I own property or money I'll be passing that on with a heap of life lessons instead of bitching constantly and squandering everything.