the more people baffle and bewilder me. I don’t think people have changed that much. I think I was just so involved in my own life and my own problems and my own little world during my thirties and forties that I didn’t pay enough attention to the craziness in other families. Now I notice so much more and I just want to say, “Seriously????”
I think that another phenomenon occurs as you age. You notice patterns and repeated behavior and recycled problems. You say things like “I remember when that happened in 1965…” and eyes glaze over like you are just so out of touch with the modern world. Everyone wants to believe that whatever they are doing or experiencing is now and new and part of the latest trend. They want to believe that all the nonsense they accept as true will become the new normal and will last forever.
I’m not really complaining. Instead I find it rather interesting. I wish now that I had paid more attention in my abnormal psychology class!