I get really tired of the argument about pensioners deserving better, as they were soldiers during World War Two.
Well for my generation of pensioners it was a case of working to stop wars. Be it in Vietnam, Biafra, & later on in the Falklands.
I am tired of those references by the young to rich pensioners, even though the state pension is so low that many pensioners have to survive on Housing benefit. 10% of all pensioners live below the poverty line.
I am tired of the young moaning about a later retirement age, even though they will be joining the work force many years after my generation did so.
I am tired on the many moans about student loans, when most of my and earlier generations were just not able to go to university. That was something which was well out of the reach of anyone who came from the working class.
Neither did we have the luxury of a gap year.
In contract almost all of the adult education courses have now been cut, and so our only option is self education. That’s something we have been engaged upon most of our lives.
I am tired of hearing moans about young people not being able to afford to buy a house to live in. Exactly the same applies to my generation.
They also have to remember just how bad some of the housing conditions were during an earlier age.
Though the real scandal is that there are very few places being built to facilitate independent living for older citizens. That’s the real housing crisis which we now need to address.
This might seem like me moaning, but we all have very different issues to face.