In this scene from the movie 'Charly' (about a retarded guy is made a genius by complicated brain surgery), he is being asked about things and what they are becoming. At the 1:51 mark, he is asked about the younger generation, he describes them as 'joyless and guideless'. That younger generation that is being described was the baby boom generation. Coming from the tail end of that generation, I can say indeed, that is how we were joyless and guideless not to mention the following generations.
The older generations were being misinformed and perplexed by the political class with its alleged experts and intellectuals along with a faulty education system that degrades with each passing year. Just a thought. Fun movie to watch really.