A favorite poem --
O generation of the thoroughly smug / and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun, / I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth / and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are, / And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake / and do not even own clothing.
~by Ezra Pound