Life has taught me to keep my mouth shut and my ears open. In my youth it was probably reversed

Yea Roadracer, well said. It is usually like that. Young people are young people everywhere. Blood goes trough veins on different way when you are young, and things look easier then. Simply about experience and lessons learned.

MB, it is simply about way of living, people who lived “better” life will generally have harder time when SHTF. It is not about their weakness or anything similar, it is about fact that most of those folks do not want (or are not able) to accept fact that bad things can happen to them too (or their country, region, society).