Modern Gentlemen …
… don’t want pity from parents citing psuedo-scientific economic models that project Millennials will be the first generation in 100 years not to live as well as — or better — than the generation before.
- Modern gentlemen don’t know what the phrase “live as well as — for better — ” means and suspect their parents don’t either.
- Modern gentlemen want to live good lives, whether or not that affords them houses in the suburbs with two-car garages and early retirements.
- Like weathermen, economists have limited prognostic power.
- They’re content. A little more might be better, but less probably would be fine.
- Modern gentlemen prefer sympathy to pity because the latter is idle anguish. With sympathy comes some ability or willingness to help a situation.
- Modern gentlemen cannot be pitied by those they pity for their, among other things, adherence to outmoded paradigms.