Hearing this old Billy Joel song from the early eighties made me feel somewhat nostalgic about my childhood in Delaware and Pennsylvania.
It is also seems to me to be a bit melancholy. The closing of a factory town. The passing of the torch from generation to generation. The bitterness and pain of change.
It made me wonder: will my generation do better than the last?
I ask this question not as a challenge, but as an honest effort to hear from others about their hopes and fears of the future.
“Do better” can mean whatever you want it to mean. It could mean that my generation will be wealthier than the last, or more or less responsible, etc.
I am just interested in opening up a dialogue and hearing different viewpoints, particularly from members of the current and last generation.