|23rd June 2012||#46|
I'm going to jump in here.
All you're doing is dismissing people and any thought or opinion they might have completely, which is cruel and unjustified. I get it, you're correct, people are different ages.
My absolute closest friend in the world is eighty-two years old. He's a retired actor who spent fifty years working on stage and screen in New York and L.A. He introduced himself to me after at the end of a play I was in about ten years ago and took me under his wing as a mentor of sorts. We've been working together ever since. Recently, his health has been declining and I spend part of every day now looking after him, and I can't think of anything I'd rather do. I owe him everything. One of the reasons I look up to him so much is because for all his experience and wisdom and talent, he has never once, not once, condescended to me or made me feel less, or insignificant because of my age. And you know what I do when I'm around him? I listen, a lot. I value everything he has to say. But sometimes I also talk, and then he listens. He has always treated me as an equal when he is completely justified, more than anyone, to pat me on the head and say, "oh you just don't understand, junior." Having that confidence and respect from someone I actually admire is worth more than gold.
You see, respect must be mutual, or there will exist none on either side. But I imagine you'll wave what I'm saying completely away with your ageist trump card and tell me I need to shut up and listen to you. What you're saying is not constructive in the least. You're achieving nothing but inflating you're own self importance by putting others down. Are people ever as wise as they will be ten years later? Of course not. The fact that some people are young and some people are old is not new information.
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