More older more smarter?

@laurika (4537)
United States
November 16, 2007 7:09pm CST
Do you agree with this? Doesn it evr happen to you when you was in company of older people and you are the youngest one they didn't even ask you for opinion, because of course you are the youngest one, so you have probably nothing to say? does it bother you?
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@dbmax41 (585)
• United States
17 Nov 07
Yes. And No. depends on the person. Some older people I have great respect for, but on the same hand I know younger people I have great respect for. Confussed yet?
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@laurika (4537)
• United States
17 Nov 07
No i understand what you want to say.
@dbmax41 (585)
• United States
17 Nov 07
Seems today people dont know what respect is. Its true though.
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 07
Hi Laurika, In this case, I agree with you and this kind of paradigm is normal thing happening in any organization. As it will take time for youngest to be acquainted with them, and before proving to them that youngest do able to assist them with quality performance. Human always take age factor as prime measurement to evaluate one's level of maturity. And this kind of attitude need a paradigm shift to create a good teamwork building. Sharing knowledges and experiences are much better rather than having split minds with split thoughts. HAPPY DAPPY.
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@laurika (4537)
• United States
19 Nov 07
This was really smart(wise ) would you write. thank you
@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
17 Nov 07
I don't see it as smarter as much as it is "wiser". I think...from experience I might add..lol...I have become a lot wiser in my old age. Smart to me is more what a person gets from what they learn in books and age doesn't really have anything to do with that in my opinion.
@laurika (4537)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Yeah that is actually what I have mean wiser. Just when I was creating discussion there was only word smart what coem to my mind. :)
@dreamy1 (3818)
• United States
17 Nov 07
Everyone has different life experiences. Just because someone may be young doesn't mean they don't have something to contribute. But generally I do think that the older you are the longer you have lived the more experiences you have the smarter you can be. A 30 year old might educate a 60 old because the 60 year old might not have the same knowledge or experience the 30 year old does about something. So we should all listen to each other regardless of age because lessons can be learned from everyone we encounter.
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@laurika (4537)
• United States
19 Nov 07
great response, thank you.
@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
17 Nov 07
Older does not equate to smarter....Older = wiser
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@drannhh (14746)
• United States
17 Nov 07
Nahhhh, I don't wait until they ask. I just chip in. If they don't like it they can look me up and down and edge away,
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@urbandekay (18314)
17 Nov 07
No, some old people are stupid and some young ones smart all the best urban
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• India
17 Nov 07
My Parents used to be like this,never care for my opinion when i was in the group of people. They would simply tell" Hey is a small guy.. he dont have the worldly experience..and dont bother about his opinions." So at a certain stage i stopped giving any opinions to them.. on any matters, even if they ask for. Only few years back,they have really realised their fault and ask for my views. Best wishes laurika,:)
@laurika (4537)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Very similar with me and I know exactly how you feel. I am glad you parents realize, you have your opinion.
@williamjisir (22912)
• China
17 Nov 07
Hello laurika. I think that it is reasonable to say that the older, the smarter. Because when are growing older, we are gaining more experience and wisdom from doing so many things. Personally, I think that I am getting smarter while getting older because I am getting more mature in dealing with people and things around me. Thanks for your discussion, dear laurika.
@laurika (4537)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Well, but don't you think you cannot compare two person with same age? that there can be a different?And there can be a different between 20 years old woman who is educated and for example 50 years old who never been really interested what is going on somewhere else only at her house?
@Rozie37 (15508)
• Turkmenistan
17 Nov 07
That kind of thing has bothered me all my life. My mother didn't take me seriously as a child, just because I was the youngest. My sisters were only one and two years older than me, but because I was the baby, I was treated like one. I guess that is why I became so obsessed with learning. People listen to me now.
@laurika (4537)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Actually I knwo how you feel, since my mother is very similar. My brother know everything, since he is 3 years older and I am the baby forever.
@bing_r77 (237)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
older people are more experienced than younger ones. we could look up to them for their advices and learned from them. In my case, i sometimes be with the company of older people like my uncles. im happy that they sometimes asked for my opinion. but it doesnt bother me if they didnt. but we can always butt in in their discussions if we want to say something in a respectfull way.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
there is so much things to learn in this life.. as we live the life we learn as we live,, and we get smarter when when were older and pass it to them..the next set of generations.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
17 Nov 07
It has never happened to me because when I'm the youngest and I'm not asked, I am so thankful to be the youngest it never bothers me. But now that I'm usually the oldest, I do try to treat everyone equal, regardless of age.
@lucky_witch (2713)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
Well I suppose that the older the age, the broader the experience in life though it doesn't always mean that they are smarter. There are some who just grow old but didn't learn anything in life. Those irresponsible people...there are some who at a very young age knows the meaning of responsibility...
@vsraovsr (734)
• India
17 Nov 07
Yes you are right , some behave likethat, but some are really gentle and take the opinion irrespective of age, provided they feel that by taking opinion there is value addtion.
@derek_a (10904)
17 Nov 07
When I was younger myself, I did notice that I seemed to be "left out" of conversations, but it is probably a sign that I'm getting older that older people are asking my opinion. Well they are not really older than me now.. LOL
@suspenseful (40330)
• Canada
17 Nov 07
It bothered a little bit, but not that much as I would worry about overly much. Now if they were fuddy duddies, set in their way and thought that things were like back in the 20s, then I got upset, but for ordinary older people, I was more interested in the fascinating stories they had as long as they did not use the horrible phrase, "I remember." Like telling me of when they worked at a factory or this lady they knew. It was the attitude.