This-guy-didn’t-do-this or she-isn’t-that or some shit talking about this guy’s situation. We could do this because, as kids, we leaned on the basic idea that when we were that age, we wouldn’t be in the situation those people that we were laughing at or talking about derisively were in. And since we had no responsibilities, or track record of accomplishments and failures to be held up to us as a mirror (read: no life), no one could tell us anything.
Now, we’re the adults. So when I hear or see a contemporary spew the he-isn’t-this or she-could-never-do-that rhetoric these days, I can only (figuratively) shake my head. Those future-life predictions? Gotta live up to ‘em now. Age can’t protect you.