The sins of the Silent Generation

Our grandparents gave their children the world — then took it back again

When I stopped being able to relax, I didn’t even notice it happening. Between one childhood summer and the next, I went from walking to places just to be there and watching fish swim in shallow water to having a Purpose. I still knew where to go to hear baby frogs sing and why home-made ice cream tasted better than store-bought, but…