Let me start by saying that I really respect some elders and I always get surprised about the amount of knowledge some of them can offer me. But what is the problem then. Most of us have been taught to always respect and obey our elders, but most of them aren’t so wise as we all think. You see I am a big believer that respect must be earned, but kids are being and have been for generations taught that we must listen, obey and respect our elders just cause they’re old. Now here comes the ugly truth. Most of old people are quite stupid, arrogant and ignorant and they expect people to agree with them and listen to them just because they are old. Now let me tell you that most of them didn’t live very adventurous lives, neither were they philosophers, politicians or business people. Most of them were just regular workers and didn’t spend much time educating themselves but yet they think that since they are old they suddenly possess some long hidden knowledge sooo young and spoiled should ( read must ) listen to them. Of course all of them can provide some life lessons or share an advice, but otherwise most of them don’t know that much. As I said there are golden exceptions but they often get lost in the crowd and their knowledge is forever lost unless they write a book.
Next thing that really bothers me is their right to vote. I am of the opinion that the right to vote should be taken away from you when you reach 60. I know it sounds outrageous but old people are extremely easy to manipulate by political parties and almost always stand in the way of progress. Here their “I know it all” belief comes into play once again since they think they are the most experienced, so they won’t stand for young peoples shit. if you ever argued with an old person you will know that most of them can’t think rationally since they think they know it all. The bottom line is that when you reach your 60s you should be forced to step away from influencing the young Peoples future.
Third thing is their driving. I will be perfectly fine with old people driving when they are gonna be forced to take driving lessons every 6 month so they can be totally familiar with all the new stuff that is waiting for them on the road. I have heard way too many news how old people caused accidents that killed young people just because they we’re confused or had some medical problems. At some point we must all just stand up and say that we have enough of their shit and that they must understand that there are some things they just can’t do anymore.
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