If you're a child in Australia in 2019, you just can't win.
So many adults are quick to curmudgeonly dismiss the youth of today as selfish, lazy, disrespectful and poorly educated.
Yet, when students across the country - armed with placards and the backing of a mountain of scientific evidence - strike in a bid to spur our leaders into action on climate change - they are equally derided.
You can't have it both ways, people.
Loud-mouth broadcasters on television and radio - not too mention supercilious newspaper columnists, writers of letters to the editor and social media warriors - have felt particularly threatened by the actions of these students.
They have portrayed those striking as brainwashed simpletons playing hooky who should go back to class - after they have served a detention or suspension, of course - and do some 'real' learning.
Well, perhaps it's not the students who need to go back to school.
Perhaps it is these naysayers and their disciples who need to brush up on their reading and comprehension skills.
If they did, then they would understand the myriad reports and studies, based on the best available scientific data and interpreted by some of the brightest minds across the globe, that conclude anthropological climate change is real and must be addressed.
What people really should be up in arms about is not that students are missing a few classes but that our politicians - the very people elected to lead this country - are failing so miserably on this issue of climate change.
The kids are alright, dear readers. Sadly, our political leaders are not.
All the best for the week ahead, Ross.