We've all been there. You get a bad case of the blues, or are pushed to the edge by stress and circumstance, or just have days when you're stuck in first gear and can't get jumpstarted because of the weight of the world. In some circles, depression is a dirty word; nobody likes to admit that life gets them down or stress causes them to lose control.
I checked my reflection in the mirror the other day and saw nothing different, but clearly something must have changed. Ever since I backpacked through Europe for a year after college with a copy of 'Europe On $5 A Day,' I have lived for my next vacation. Work, however rewarding, was just what I did between trips.
My issue with young people deciding not have children has far less to do with any societal obligations they may or may not have. It's way more personal: Yes, you may count me among those dumb-clucks who worry that young people just don't know what they're missing and when and if they do realize it, it'll be too late.