Not only that, but you criticize the older generation for all sorts of things. Since when has ageism been acceptable? My understanding is that it isn't, any more, (not forgetting that the older generation have already paid for what is currently available to them/us, and to which you are already laying claim to, i.e. pension).
If you had to move to Germany, all it shows is your career choices in the past, were not always as good as you thought.
You'll have a good life in Germany, much better than many many people in Britain, and its your choice, so stop whingeing, and get on with it.