The defining song of the 1960s, The Who’s My Generation, starts with “People try to put us down”.
I wonder what The Who’s lead singer, Sir Roger Daltrey, makes of his younger self today, singing the end line “I hope I die before I get old”. He’s now 77.
Sadly, during the pandemic, where young and older have suffered most, this generational friction is being talked up.
Every time an Intergenerational Report comes out, as in June this year, we read statistics and comments that older people are becoming more of a financial burden on younger generations.
There’s no shortage of experts commenting on intergenerational challenges from ageing, but National Seniors Australia takes a different approach.
We asked older Australians, in an anonymous…