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Respecting your elders only made sense in the past when people had to be smart, wise, and talented enough to survive into old age. amirite?

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Young people have always hated old people and always will. You're not the first and you won't be the last. If you live long enough to be old, young people will hate you too and for exactly the same reason you did. That's just how time works.

miraclerandys avatar miraclerandy Yeah You Are +7Reply

The sort of thing said by someone who is too naive to understand the value of wisdom or that it is wildly hard to find on line and too young to realize it is wisdom that tells you what knowledge is valuable.

@Mytokhondria Yeah but not all (or even most) older people and seniors are smart, sane, and wise.

Most are sane, and nearly all who survive carry more wisdom than the young. Wisdom is given, earned through tragedy and struggle, or the result of age.

@Alixkast Most are sane, and nearly all who survive carry more wisdom than the young. Wisdom is given, earned through tragedy...

You should read King Lear by Shakespeare. It's well arguable that wisdom is not the product of age or tragedy, but is the result of foolishness and hindsight.

How about respecting everyone unless they give you a reason not to…?

Just cus your smarter then someone that doesn't mean you shouldn't respect him

You may have a point. Darwin has not been able to do his job.

MikewithdeTs avatar MikewithdeT Yeah You Are +6Reply
@MikewithdeT You may have a point. Darwin has not been able to do his job.

Lmao Darwin isnt thinning the herd like the good ol days

cjcusacks avatar cjcusack Yeah You Are +1Reply
@cjcusack Lmao Darwin isnt thinning the herd like the good ol days

As an atheist, I pray to Darwin every day that he may cull the weak as he did in days of old.

Framie1s avatar Framie1 Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Framie1 As an atheist, I pray to Darwin every day that he may cull the weak as he did in days of old.

jacob seed culled the weak but he wasn't atheist, in fact he was the opposite

Mihneacuzinos avatar Mihneacuzino Yeah You Are +5Reply

go slap your grandma then

This is why an old man was pushed off his feet by police.

Framie1s avatar Framie1 Yeah You Are +5Reply
@Framie1 This is why an old man was pushed off his feet by police.

They pushed him off his feet because they are police, not because they are younger than him.

Bullies can be any age

We should respect all ages.

Still true enough that they had to reproduce though, at least in the case of ancestors rather than "random old dude on the street"

Damn ... truth bombs

Is this question a joke?

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