I feel that we are tremendously lucky to have be living in a Western capitalist democracy. It isn't perfect it has faults and there are inevitably differences of opinions about the political landscape and the direction we should take.
All my life I have always had enough to eat, had good housing, good health care, been schooled, worked and lived in a safe environment with good amenities and infrastructure. I think we are very fortunate. I have two children, neither of whom chose to go to university, both were more than capable of attending and obtaining a degree. They both work and are enjoying the benefits of living in the UK. Neither seem to have suffered from the complaints some of the 30 and forty year old posters on here mention.
My parents weren't rich, both worked all their lives, so I'm not from a privileged background. I accept that I grew up in the post war era so you may consider me one of the entitled boomers who benefitted from post war prosperity.
I often make a similar statement as a preface to stating my opinions on current affairs. I am not complacent about the need to safeguard the country from potential dangers to its security that political changes could bring about. I fear that authoritarian policies are gaining traction and are leading to restrictions on the freedoms we accept as normal. I ask myself what can I do about my fears for the future. Then I take the easy cop out option that most of us do.
How much of what we have is down to the stability and environment we were fortunate enough to live in and how much is due to the decisions we took? Generally I am thankful and think there but for the grace of God go I.