Well, It's partially true. Most of us have retired from at least one career and possibly have a retirement plan, but are still too young to lay down and die. Writing is my retirement.
As wonderkids, yes, I guess we are. Stop and think of what we've seen come to pass in our lifetime...man on the moon, television, microwave ovens, computers which fit on desks and laps, portable radios, walkmans, CD's, the internet, automatic washing machines and dryers, the list goes on and on.
Personally, I did most of the traveling in my younger years. I haven't done a whirlwind trip in years. :o) But we do have more disposable income than say a young'en with a family or a person just out of college.
Writers never retire. It is the one thing you can do until you die.
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I think that a lot of us are still in touch with that inner hippy. Maybe not so much the substances (ahem) but the substance: we are nothing if not individuals. We resist being stereotyped and kick pretty hard when someone tries to stuff us in a box.
As we've grown into the early-middle, middle, late-middle ages, we've stayed younger than our parents and grandparents at the same ages. If there is a negative side to that, I think we're slow to realize we're in charge now.