I grew out of it eventually and routinely seek the insight of people who are older and have decades more experience than myself.
I do this, constantly. With all my parents friends, professors, friends' parents, etc...
But being alive for 20 years longer than me doesnt give you instant knowledge about politics and issues. A daily study of those things however, can easily put us on the same playing field. Im not saying i know everything, but i am more than competent enough to hold my own in a debate about the issues facing our country, the importance of voting, and why i deserve the right to vote. As well as the absurdity of Rush and Fox news.
And my grandfather once told me he remembers when he was an arrogant middle agedman who knew that he knew more than the youth of the world, until he realized age is irrelevant and you can learn something from everyone. After all, the wise man knows that he knows nothing.
So we should stop arguing now, and agree that neither of us really knows anymore than the other one and the we can both learn things from each other as long as we keep an open mind.
This post was edited on 12/12 at 9:18 am