Well Buckeye, I played video games on an Atari, but I am not concerned about your generation.
I have spent a lot of time in higher education and dealing with people ensconced in their Ivory Towers. I took a most unconventional way through to get an education, and had jobs ranging from working on gas and oil pipelines to being an LEO.
One thing I have learned is that a lot of ďOpen Minded PeopleĒ are so open minded that their brains had fallen out. They refuse to acknowledge any fact that makes them move from their nice and secure world.
They refuse to admit that it is cold outside, and that monsters do exist. They cannot accept that there are others who protect them and enable them to be warm dry and safe. They refuse to admit that someone who slays dragons and endures the cold damp of winter is their equal or better, because the hardened warrior cannot quote Nietzsche and enjoys beer instead of Cognac.
I do not worry about these people, because when they are cold and frightened, when they hear the wolves howl outside their door the scream for the warrior to protect them. They forget after a time that they needed the warrior, so when they feel secure in their world once again they convince themselves that they donít need the warrior.
But once they see a monster, they love the warrior and praise him. They give the warrior new armor and weapons to protect them. Once they look in a dragonís eye and feel the dragonís breath, they can never forget the fear that they feel. They love the warrior because they feel safe when he is close.
Life is going to become hard for everyone in the coming decades, and more monsters will stalk the night and more dragons will awake from their slumber. Warriors will be appreciated once again.