It blows my mind when I compare my father’s accomplishments to mine when he was my age. Granted, it was a different era for sure. But it’s still shocking to see such a stark difference in what was possible then. We may have great HVAC, smart phones and all that other stuff. However, the opportunities continue to wither. My father became a commercial pilot and worked for more than 40 years with the same airline. And he did all of this with a GED and a stint in the military. He learned aviation mechanics in the military and then went to work as an airline mechanic. But, he didn’t come home, and drink beer with his feet up in the HVAC. Then, it was on to flight school and into the cockpit with the same airline. He was able to by a home with central air HVAC. And he did all of this by the time he was 26. Me on the other hand, I’m overeducated and saddled with the debt from graduate degrees. The job I hold isn’t even in that field any longer. I’m 28 years old and I am living in my parent’s basement to make ends meet. Thankfully, they are both super supportive and welcomed me unequivocally. I helped dad finish the basement. We put in ductless HVAC so I had some heating & cooling. Of course, I am paying for all that. It’s the least I could do for such a great landing spot. Hopefully, the economy will turn around and I will be able to snag one of the few opportunities in my field of study. Until then, I’ll enjoy thing great HVAC.