Well, I cherish my memories of my twenties and unless I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror (OMG, whose that fat ****) I think just as I did when I was that age. Now some might argue that I'm 'sad' (or whatever term is common usage now to describe the same state) but I assure you it will happen to every reader here. A couple of months back I was abused by some teens at a local mall and I took immense pleasure in informing them that it was only a matter of time before they too were the ones being abused. It IS that scene in the gents in which King informs the teenager that his generation paved the way for the younger one - and I suspect that it how it feels. Life experience is a wonderful thing, only spoiled by the fact that as we get older our bodies let us down. Meanwhile, squatting atop of our shoulders is a perfectly decent brain, armed with a lot of experience and wisdom, yet it is human nature, and a youthful one to assume the older generation were never with it. You know, I cannot ever thinking that I was ever 'with it' but like the tag-line in the movie all I ever wanted (and still want) is to be free and to have a good time - and in as far as I can, I do. I hate the sight of myself now ("My god, I'm so cute!") but my twenties pictures were actually pretty damned handsome. Anyway, I could rant on and on, but you don't want to hear that.
One bit of advice - being inside is great, it's amazing, but it's losing touch with the world. I've climbed volcanoes in New Mexico (they were not active), mountains in Colorado and walked the sands of a desert in California. I have walked the baked shores of North Africa and survived the frozen tundra of Alaska, and if nothing else it proved one thing to me. This is an amazing planet we all live on. GO SEE more of it before it's too late!