We've all seen these comments on this website, when a 32 year old says: 'you dont even know about it, cause you're like only 24' or 'you don't have enough life-experience'. This comes in all shapes and sizes. And just like that, what was an awesome argument, got shut down immediately with a personal attack. This is so annoying to be receiving and to see others get. So let's put a stop to it.
This is actually an issue, where I have been the bad guy. Yes you heard me - I've done this to another person - and I've come to realize, how much this actually is an issue. I didn't have a very good argument and I ended up saying it to a guy who was literally 4 years younger than me. Oh, I was petty alright. Lucky for me he was more mature than me and didn't say anything about it. I apologized, when I realized just how petty, I was being. And now I wanna fight, to stop this.
Younger people have a clever voice too
Yes, she's 16 years old and that means she can't give you dating-advice? She could know a lot about this, or she could just be a great advice-giver without personal experience. You don't know, who's behind that screen. Just let them speak their mind, and take the advice or not. You were the one who asked for help, so why are you complaining? You're getting help?
No, younger people aren't always more easily influenced by the bad things
They aren't some dumb creatures, who can be tricked into worshipping satan or anything? They're people, who might know exactly what helps with your problem. Of course young people have to 'find themselves' at some point, or what you'd like to call it - but do you honestly think it's a good idea to put it in their heads, that they aren't important and that no one wants to hear them? Reality-check: It's not a good idea.
This actually makes you look unintelligent
When people see your name around GAG posting stupid, age-insulting comments, who do you think are going to listen to you in the future? Maybe your mom, but no one else will.
Just because you are frustrated and don't have a good comeback, don't be petty
Honestly, this was something we did in kindergarden.
James: I wanna play with the swing now
Fred: No I'm 4 years old and and 3 quarters. You're only 4 years and 2 months. That means I'm in charge. Go play with Betty
Sidenote: Simon Cowell agrees
And parents: This is what happens when you teach your kids that adults are superior to them, no matter what;
When a child learns that adults are always right, and you should do whatever they say, they don't form their own opinions in life. Guess what, If an adult comes over to them and say 'I'm not touching you inappropriately, this is alright, just trust me. This will be our little secret okay?' what are they gonna do? You taught them always to listen to adults, right? Then this could happen. And guess what, these kids are more likely to supress their own children one day, so yay that. And yay the rest of the world who will get their supressive, age-insulting comments here on GAG and god knows what other websites this happens on. So be careful, what you teach your children.
So GAG'ers, just don't play the age-card. You aren't winning any points with it, other than wasting everyone's time, including your own. Admit your loss of the discussion and deal with it. And you know what people will give you in return?
Happy GAG'ing in the future:)
- written by Watermelon15