Is it wrong that I hate old people? In the same way old people hate teenagers?
I hate teenagers too and I'm one of them. Others my age annoy me to death. They're idiots. I'm probably an idiot too, I don't know.
But I've noticed similarities between the two extremes in age.
They feel entitled to things or treatment even without having done anything.
We're both needy. You're needy when you're young and then you grow old and start wanting attention again.
A good bit of us are prideful, stubborn even. We don't want anyone thinking less of us, the very thought is insulting.
Now I've just offended a lot of people probably. I'm sorry I don't believe I should owe someone something just because they've been lucky enough not to die yet. That's probably rebellious and disrespectful. But what respect do I get as a young person?
You spend this period of your life being told to mature, grow up, etc, but what change is made toward how you are treated?
Regardless of your deeds or what kind of life you've lived, I feel like people still only see a child.
But some old fart that gets drunk, smokes and beats his wife will talk about how we have no respect.
Now, I meet plenty of nice people, and I love them to death. My grandparents are awesome.
I miss my granddad more than anything.
But those old dinosaurs that hang out in packs, do nothing with their lives, and whine and complain all day...?
The question I ask is, how are you any better than me? What makes you different? Experience and wisdom don't mean anything if you don't use them. Some people...clearly, are not.
I just believe respect is mutual, and earned, not owed. Don't give me respect? You don't get mine. Certainly not if you're a sack of topsoil that sits there all day. Sorry.
Now, that's the young person argument that everybody probably has phrased some way in their head.
I just had to write it, I guess.