Maybe I’m a little defensive because I AM 25, and while you’ve made some good points, I can’t spend my morning at Starbucks or even afford to go to a sushi bar and a movie in the same night. Yes, I don’t have the responsibility of a family/children, but I have plenty of things competing for my attention. I don’t think I’ll look back on my 20s and feel like I had much unscheduled time or that my 20s sucked.
Perhaps we feel that way when we age, that whatever age we were back then was bad and the next age milestone will be better. Maybe it helps us feel better about the aging process.
Maybe I’m a romantic, but I like the idea of romanticizing. But perhaps it’s time to romanticize where we are right now. Instead of thinking “maybe my 40s will be the best years,” we should embrace the idea that as long as we live and breathe these are the best years.