not a matter of misunderstanding. It was just awfully glib. Something I might say if im stressed and in the middle of a conversation and then silently kick myself for saying it. Regardless of strauss-howe’s theory, I don’t think our society treats the elderly as ‘wise sages’. Also — who the heck is Clint(!) Runge and why are we sourcing him for these sweeping assumptions on generational values? His linkedin says he likes slurpees, cats and magic tricks.