It is common for an older person to view their youth as 'harder' than a younger person's. Even when this is not true and the truth is 'stretched,' this is still a claim made by every generation. Many see that the past formulates the present and present formulates the future. So, one generation is directly responsible for the actions, and views, of the following generation. If one views one generation as foolish, 'time's cycles' say that they should look into the previous generation to find how the foolishness was formulated.
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
Everyone is a fool to someone. People, normally, don't see the errors in themselves, but see errors in others. In reality, old fools were once young fools.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, Iputawaychildish things.
A man/woman can produce a child and a 'child' can produce a child. But, producing a child doesn't make you a man/woman. Unlearn.