Every prior generation is guilty for wanting better for their kids.
The things that made each prior generation great were the struggles they dealt with and overcame.
But they also wanted their children to see none of that.
And they didn't
They struggled so the kids would have comfort. The kid, who never knew true sacrifice, has no choice but to take it for granted, but wants even better for his kid, and so on, till we get to where we are today, with freedom as just a word, an abstract concept, to those who have no stake in maintaining it.
Those who knew tyranny, and fought it, were bada$$es. Freedom isn't a flag, nor is it earned. It is taken, either from you, or by you.
I'm gonna go watch 300 now.