Something that was a total surprise to me was how open minded the younger generation are. In truth, they are a much maligned group. Adults are quick to bemoan their perceived lack of respect etc but, credit where credit is due, I generally get less problems with children and teenagers than society as a general whole. They simply don’t seem to care. Travelling on public transport I am frequently surrounded by groups of youths. As unlikely as I thought it, I am barely on their radar. They are too busy with tales of weekend exploits, departing One Direction members or how much of a cow their Maths teacher really is. Younger kids are even better. Answer their questions honestly, like “What kind of pyjamas do you wear?” or “Do you prefer being a boy or a girl?”. That’s all it takes, an answer to whatever little question might be bothering them. My friends’ children seem to have taken it in their stride. That’s a mixture of good parenting and maybe just their innocence. Whichever, there’s plenty of hope for a future where it just doesn’t matter. And I’ll take that, any day of the week.