Harsh, but kinda true, without the “it used to be so much better when we were young”. Bill Gates Charles Sykes is the author, but Bill Gates used it in a speech to high school students.

RULE 7
Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Now I need to get these rules a bit more in my kids heads eh?