View Full Version : Age Discrimination
04-03-2011, 12:37 PM
04-03-2011, 12:39 PM
04-03-2011, 12:41 PM
I think it's useless cuz teens go ahead and do anything that's not legal for under 18 people, anyway.
04-03-2011, 12:44 PM
i hate being looked down on and having all my opinions and thoughts on things being disregarded simply because i'm younger and have "less life experience." i may not have seen it myself, but i know what things work and what doesn't. i also don't have selfish greed yet like most adults do so i could make decisions that benefit most everyone instead of a measly group of people.
but hey, what do i know, i'm only 14.
04-03-2011, 12:50 PM
Older =/= Wiser. Many of today's elderly lived through times of racism and discrimination and some actually took part in it. You can't honestly tell me that those same people are somehow more intelligent than all children.
04-03-2011, 12:59 PM
Older does not alway mean wiser. It all depends on the mindset of the person. (just to add on)
04-03-2011, 01:53 PM
Mindset and personality are important as well. If you're a complete jerk when you're kid, you're a jerk when you're an adult, when you retire, and when you're that old coot living up the street that just hates everybody. Some people live their lives only to mess things up for everyone else, so in particular, there's no reason to think the elderly have somehow outgrown that.
I honestly couldn't cae less.It ain't hurtin me none and if the older people want to be stubborn or whatever and make dumb decisions,then that's on them.
04-03-2011, 08:43 PM
I can understand why someone would take the opinion of a 30-year old more seriously than a 15-year old. The 30-year old will be seen as having more experience and knowledge, and probably has more advanced vocabulary. (for the latter, it gives off the impression that the person knows what it's talking about, whether it does or not)
Most of the time when a teenager's opinion is just shoved aside and it's told that it's too young to understand something, though, the older person is using generalizations and personal experience from when it was a kid.
It is true that a lot of children are doing and thinking exactly what older people are describing and will end up regretting them or laughing about how stupid they were back in the day, but
A) Generalizations don't apply to everyone.
B) Every person is different. The way this kid deals with problems and interprets things is different from how you did when you were it's age, and might last a lifetime.
04-03-2011, 08:59 PM
Age discrimination is usually committed against the elderly, not the young. If you are 18 years old and are treated differently than your peers at work whom are older than you then you are probably being discriminated against. That happens much less frequently and to a lesser degree than what is happening to senior citizens that want to continue working and are essentially forced out of the workforce, or they are subject to constant ridicule/harrassment for their age. This kind of discrimination is completely different to when your parents or teachers treat you like a know-nothing kid. Don't get me wrong, some parents/teachers are just plain jerks, but for the most part they have to act that way because they are your parent/teacher. They aren't your peer or sibling and shouldn't act that way.
04-04-2011, 07:47 AM
the elderly are always the one doing most of the age discremanation to teens and children. my grandfather has always said I was wise kid for my age always thought and spoke like a adult. I always spoken in respectful way towards adults however I met adults who act like ignorant teens and think there opinion is better than mine or any other teen. thats when it comes proof that not all adults are wiser then teens or children. even my own younger brother has solved problems that I never could do. I met so many adults that are very ignorant and act like children is this the attitude adults should be acting this way with people? I say no your adults your not suppose to act this way grow up. unfortunatly many people don't grow up out of there bad habbits and never learn to become a new and better person.
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