It blows our mind whenever I stop to compare our father’s accomplishments to mine by the time he was this age.
To be fair, it was an unusual era for sure. But it’s still shocking to see such a stark difference in what was possible at that time. Every one of us may have great Heating and A/C, smart cellphones plus all that other modern stuff. However, the chances keep continuing to wither. My old man became a commercial pilot plus worked for more than 40 years with the same airline. And he did all of this with only a GED plus a stint in the military. He l gained aviation mechanics in the military plus then went to job for an airline mechanic. But, he didn’t come home, plus drink beer with his feet up in the Heating and A/C. By then, it was on to flight college plus into the cockpit with the same airline. He was able to acquire a beach home with central air Heating and A/C. And he did all of this before the time he was 26. Me on the other hand, I’m overeducated plus saddled with the debt from expensive graduate degrees. The job I hold isn’t even in that field any longer. I’m 28 years ancient already, plus I am residing in our parent’s basement to make ends meet. Thankfully, they are both always so supportive plus welcomed me unequivocally. I helped dad finish the basement. Every one of us worked to put in ductless Heating and A/C so I could have some heating & cooling. Of course, I am paying for all that. It’s the least I could do for such a perfect landing spot. Hopefully, the economy will turn around plus I will be able to snag a single 1 of the few chances in our field of study. Until then, I’ll care about things such as great Heating and A/C.