Friday, April 21, 2017

A World Turned Upside Down

A World Turned Upside Down
It used to be that parents or a parent in one’s golden years
When dementia or physical limitations of mobility began to appear
Would move in with the children to switch roles
Before the last residence before the casket or urn, the nursing home as sickness and dementia took its toll
The world has turned upside down with the Millenials burdened by student debt, unemployment and rising apartment rents
Have no choice but to by the forces of economic hardship back to the parents’ home be sent
Will they go back as adults seeking a temporary shelter
In an economic world gone helter skelter?
Or as long term children having to obey their parents’ rules
Losing very quickly adult stand on your own two feet tools?
Will be a field day of study for sociologists who studies of family dynamics specialize
Especially when the parents have already sold the family home to downsize
Or worse from the millennials’ standpoint moved into a development where only seniors may live
If unable to move in and forced to find roommates to share bedrooms or into the streets how combative
The only way out of this mess
Without major generational distress
Is to get this economy growing to create jobs and more jobs
So the millennials achieve dreams and for their parents the Golden Years are not robbed.
© April 21, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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