Unfortunately, without changes to social support or public policy, the problems facing middle-aged Americans will only exacerbate due to the sheer number of baby boomers entering old age.
One of my kids is showing signs of “failure to launch”.
Between our families, Bhavna and I have assumed some financial responsibility for two sets of parents.
We haven't been on holiday since 2015.
We will soon be paying for college-related expenses for two adult children.
The last time I bought a car was in 2006.
I'm 52 years old.
I think we are all making to much of this. To my knowledge, Facebook has not violated any laws in the USA. We (the collective we) agreed to operate on their terms. And we've done it for many years. It seems many are no longer happy with the arrangement. Perhaps it's time we negotiated a new agreement.
But there is definitely some benefit to the collection and use of social interaction and personal data for limited purposes. Let's enable those.