So often I hear young people being put down. I hear about how weak or lazy or stupid they are. I hear people wonder out loud how the young people will ever manage to function in the real world. Indeed, I recently experienced this with a colleague who’s 14 years older than I am. I smiled at him, “They’ll figure out just like you did.” He chuckled, remembering some of the crazy things he did as a young man. I asked him to think about what his dad said about him at the same age. I thought of similar interactions I’ve had when I watched this commentary on the young people coming out to vote.