No, wait, not in the way a certain maths teacher currently under arrest in France admires them, I admire their adaptability and the way they seem to cope with emerging technologies without fear.
Yesterday I had a brief lesson in using Final Cut Pro X from a 21 year old chap called Connor. He was so calm, he showed me how to do things without getting stressed when I faffed around and panicked.
I know it's not all young people, I know you can never generalise, but being a not-young-person I currently feel a little overwhelmed by the plethora of communication opportunities at my disposal combined with the multitude of demands on my time.
Due to a fluke of circumstances over the last couple of years, a large amount of projects I've been working on have all seemingly come to fruition in a very short period.
News from Gardenia the book I've been writing for the past 3 years, was initially launched earlier this year but is only recently on Amazon and bookshops etc. Doing a mini book tour later this year.
Fully Charged the last 2 episodes of this series are released this week and next, been working on this show for nearly 3 years and hopefully we're doing more.
The Man in the Rubber Mask I've been working on in one way or another since 1992. That is now an audiobook but soon it'll be a paper and e-book too, released at the same time as the Red Dwarf X DVD in November.
But these are all very much overshadowed by
Red Dwarf X which we have known about and been working on for last 18 months, that starts on Dave next Thursday.
All these projects need my attention, all of them absorb time, all of them are very close to my heart. The list doesn't include the many other projects I'm working on, or my family life, my children, the house repairs, the mortgage and pension payments, my business, the dog, the chickens, the laundry.
A thought has just occurred, maybe young people don't have as much to do as an old bloke. Maybe being my age means you're dragging massive sacks of historical baggage with you which slow you down? Maybe I shouldn’t be so despondent, in fact….
Wey-Hey! How many other 56 year-olds are steering multiple projects on multiple media channels, platforms and formats all at the same time.
Right, back to multi-tasking.