Are you alone?
Is happiness the moment before you expect it all to be ripped away from you? Is the temptation to preempt that loss and destroy it yourself overpowering?
Waiting for people to abandon their dreams and settle for what they can get is exactly the type of time-honored advice that this younger generation is rejecting, in large part because they’ve seen the toll that these choices have taken on their parents.
— Nelle Engoron, Salon