To me they are the "never deployed, life in garrison, everything was harder back in the day folks". You probably don't fit the mold. There are many, many who do. Me and @amlove21 both came to a similar conclusion independently about guys like that.
@Muppet you missed my whole point. I said the people from the 80's had kids, those kids are the every kid gets a trophy kids. They are also the ones who don't understand vaccines, and think gluten gives them herpes...
All this is pretty much just me bullshitting though. I love to have these generational arguments because I think they are fucking stupid.
Some deployed. Grenada, Panama, and many other Central and South American countries. While not getting engaged, it wasn't always rainbows and unicorns in those cold ass German winters either. It wasn't all life in garrison. Also, I don't think it was harder but it was different.