If you are old, you get stuck in your 'ways' you hark back to 'when I was a lad' you refer to times past, that can never be again. That is why pensioners in the main (assuming also the highest readership of the Daily Mail) - voted out. Rose tinted spectacles.
Now the majority of younger generations voted in. Why, perhaps they look more to the future, positivity - jobs, opportunities between borders used to seeing more integration - perhaps dare I SAY we were all a little more open-minded when younger.
So irrespective of the EU overall arguments - an older generation has decided the path for the generations after them?
I'm not entirely comfortable with that - after all, you only have to make a few BS comments about immigration and NHS core to pensioners and hey ho - you've turned the UK's economy upon it's head.
There is a complete lack of understanding on so many levels, it's difficult to know where to begin. What I do know, is the UK has been at peace & grown very well financially within the EU trade mechanism and that is why UK is (was) in a good position we are in now in BECAUSE OF THE EU TRADING TERMS - To turn your back and walk headlong into the unknown, is already impacting UK business, jobs and large long term investment, is just not thought through. Surely better to work within to fix, rather than to wipe 15+ years off your economy, as that's how long if it goes well, it will take to get everything predicted to back in order! So many unknowns, with the irony being quite a high percentage of those who voted out, won't even live to see the long term effect of their vote.
Still not much any of us can do now - other than hope for the best. Perhaps some things should be more carefully thought through before presented for a vote, this as it's panning out has made the UK go from a relative powerhouse within the EU, to a secondary trading partner with the EU, but on the basis we can negotiate better elsewhere and adds up to more - lots of hope, wrapped up in nothing - sounds like religion to me