Gadzooks ... halfway through my sixth decade. It feels like I should have something wise and thoughtful to say, but I don't and so I will cheat by quoting G. K. Chesterton:
Contradictions are just the truth,
standing on its head
to get our attention.
Time passes, and the world changes, and my truth now is that you young whippersnappers are now truly in charge of the world because the world I knew and controlled for the last forty years or so no longer exists. So go ahead and take charge and see if you can do better than my generation has done. I hope so, because if you can't we are all in for it.