When I challenge their opinions, they sometimes respond by belittling me. This is not because my arguments don't hold water, but because I am younger than them, they arrogantly think that they are more educated, wise, and informed than I am in every possible way. If their social media activities are any indication, this is not always the case. I believe in the principle of respecting my elders, but now this must be earned. I will not give it to you automatically.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
You are an insolent young man
The other day I wrote a short post about the imminent legalisation of same sex marriage in Australia, and the chronological snobbery that helped bring it about. I was brought up to respect my elders, and respect their maturity and life experience. Chronological snobbery was unheard of. That is why it's disappointing to see other adults who are older than I am uncritically embrace new ways of thinking just because they are new, just like younger generations seem to do.