do you respect elders??? do you think the younger generation respects the old???

February 13, 2007 2:40pm CST
that day i saw this kid....biking at full speed in the park. this old lady was walking along too....but seeing the kid riding at such a high speed toward her....guess she got frightned or something...and dropped her groceries bag that she was carrying...spilling all the contents on the ground!! the kid dint even turn to look or stop for once....and passed by her say "couldnt move faster oldie??" !!! can u believe that?? i felt like smacking that kid!!!
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49 responses
14 Feb 07
yeh i do.... !! thats wat we've been taught rite?? thats wat v ll want wen we grow old!!
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• Canada
13 Feb 07
I try hard to respect my elders but sometimes find they can be stuck so much in their ways that they are not willing to listen to something new and this can get aggravating . I find children today have little respect for their elders though . I notice this even with my own children even though I have told them different times that they should .
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• India
14 Feb 07
that was rude... the kid should know that one day he is going to be old too... youth doesn't remain forever... the comment was particularly rude... he deserves to be spanked...
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• United States
14 Feb 07
I don't think spanking is the answer but I do definitely believe that he needs to be made to understand that is very unactable behaver.
@yanjiaren (9050)
13 Feb 07
i don't blame you.. i am 41 years old and i don't ever talk back to my parents..it's true a lot of younger people don't respect elders..mind you having said that i know some older folks can be a bit nasty too..but cos of their age i give them a bit of leaway..i am very old fashioned i try to respect my elders..but sometimes our politicians who are older than us and making a mess of the world..i don't quite know what to do with them lol..
@3m1l1a (261)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 07
its look a global situation in almost around the world, younger don't have respect to the elders, this is a moral degradation that we should repair, or it will be more worst in the future. Let we start from our environtment near us,like our family.
• India
14 Feb 07
i will respect the elders . just for name sake . but truely will any one here respect the elders internally . i think thats difficult .
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• India
14 Feb 07
Well i feel respect for a person comes from within. Nobody can respect someone out of cumpulsion. Its true that our generation is turning very rude to our elders, but I think the origin of this rudeness can be traced back to the fact that the older generation dont spare enough time with youngsters and try understand their mentality. So I guess both the generations have something to work upon in this matter.....
@multisubj (451)
• India
14 Feb 07
Children learn from their role-models: parents, teachers, senior students, neighbors. Sometimes parents try to protect their misbehaving children, instead of trying to correct them. I feel that parents and teachers need training. Non Govt. Organisations or Govt. should provide such counselling.
@renagades (342)
• India
14 Feb 07
i will do so only for some times . since in colleges we are not at all respecting the words of the professors .
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@healer (1783)
• India
14 Feb 07
I respect the oldies a lot i feel pity and my heart aches to see that one day am also going to be like that. But i saw friends or youngesters cursing or giving a damn about the elders who actually need help. Please anybody who is rude to elders please don't do that they have gone through a lot in life and they are fading away please lets love them..
@kernel (192)
• India
14 Feb 07
i actually have respect for elders and want to ....but i sometimes find it hard because they get sucked up in their own ways and are refusing to accept any new development i find that irritating .......
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@Rana_2007 (235)
• Bangladesh
14 Feb 07
Offcourse the younger generation will respect elder. But elder should earn this.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
14 Feb 07
In a situation like you're talking about, I would always offer help. I tend to open doors for older people, help them carry things, etc. I do respect that many older people have wisdom from their life's experience to share, and love to hear stories about "the old days". I'm not sure I can say I automatically "respect elders" though. I respect everyone until they prove themselves unworthy of that respect. If they do prove so (through intolerance, usually) then I don't respect them, elderly or not.
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Freezingfev, that really burns me up as well! I would have been so frustrated and would have wanted to yell something at that kid, and that is considering how shy I am! I also wish that I could have been there to try to help that eldery lady out in repacking her groceries into her grocery bag. I don't think that any human should treat another human that way, meaning what that kid did, no matter what their relative ages. And I definitely respect the elderly. They have so many more years of wisdom to impart to us! It always confuses me when people don't respect those who are older than themselves. It only makes sense! ^_^
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13 Feb 07
I don't think the younger generation realise the amount they can learn from old people. I think thats because families aren't as close as they used to be and they don't get a chance to be together as much anymore. We have a lot to learn from the experience of our elders and we should take advantage of their knowledge.
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• India
14 Feb 07
As far as i am concerned I try my level best to respect elders..actually i try not to be rude to anybody for that sake..be it old or young..That gives me a real good repute among elders whose blessings help be do better in life.. But todays younger generation doesn't follow this strictly..mainly because of the abnormal changes in their brain structure..which causes or induces them to go in the wrong path.. These are not phenomena happening only to todays youth but have been happening for decades together..Actually, the neuron concenration in the brain with respect to the different lobes has to do with all this.. It is been scientifically proven that..all negative behaviour of not only youth..but generally humans is because of this irregularity in the structure of brain..by Dr.Christian Opitz.. He has also accepted that this change cannot be brought about by performing a surgery because once a nerve is cut..the organism loses its life before it is being connected to the corresponding correct position..practical problems also stand aside.. But, it is a boon that a University by name Oneness University has done it sucessfully..without doing a surgery..they hav proved that..but it takes place in instalments..they pray and place their hands on your head..and pass the divine energy unto u..By this way that energy manipulates your neurons.. They conduct special programmes for Foreigners..i.e non-indians--21 day process..and also regular programmes for indians For more details visit these web links.. www.onenessuniversity.com www.onenessforall.com/divine/New-Brain-%11-New-World/
• India
14 Feb 07
Please I would like to modify the first link in the above passage to be www.onenessuniversity.org
@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
15 Feb 07
Respecting elders is good approach for younger. The young should not talk back to the elder, they should listen and speak softly, they should not act aggressive, they should bend their head to the elder when saying "hello". When people insult the elder is dis-approaching, they will lead to ignore elders' useful experience, they will meet a lot of problem.
@dextrus (146)
• India
14 Feb 07
i respect my elders. 'coz this is in our indian culture.
@bebulee (28)
• India
14 Feb 07
ofcourse the younger generatio have respect...only few doese these kinda stuff....with these small no. of youngster doing this kinda things you cant say that they dont have respect...but wat u felt is wat most of the people would have felt
@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
14 Feb 07
In a perfect world, I would have smacked the kid. Then, while he was crying and telling me he was going to tell his mommy and daddy on me, I would have said, "Good, let me see them so I can smack them too for raising such a brat like you!" Every child she be required to read books from the pioneer days. Then they'll have a better respect of what life was like: chores, no tv, no bikes, no new clothes, no fast food, not being able to take a bath every day, no electricity and so on. Families had to work together to get things done and that required: respect. I'm training my 10 year old boy to always open the doors for us and the proper way to hold them, to always look at a person while engaged in a convesation, to stand while at the table and a female comes or leaves...old fashion things like that. It's seems silly to him now, but back then, that was the way of life. ~Jael
• Pakistan
14 Feb 07
Well i respect my elders too i respect their decisions and opinions. http://bash.reallifelog.com