I see young adults making the same mistakes I made in my youth. I attempt to offer advice whenever it is appropriate. I hope they will learn from my example and save themselves some unnecessary grief.
However, they ignore my words. They believe they are just as knowledgeable as I am (if not more so) and that nothing bad will ever happen to them.
I see the upcoming disaster, but I am powerless to stop it. They must learn their lessons the hard way.
It seems to be a common trait among humans. I often ignored the older generation in my youth and at times I suffered as a result. Now the younger generation ignores me and they will experience the same painful consequences.