i'm giving my opinion and every once in a while i run across the jerk that says I'm inexperienced or don't know anything... and then i defend myself, and us teens are called fight starters for defending ourselves. Like seriously do i need to lie about my age? most of my answers are the same as the 19+ answers... so why are we called inexperience our answers are almost always the same... its like i feel like I'm targeted because of my age
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No you shouldn't fake your age to be taken seriously. You are what age you are and nothing can change that.
As far as not being taken seriously because of your age, sometimes it's justified and sometimes it's not. There are a lot of things that a teen just won't understand no matter how smart they are, and no matter how perceptive of the world they are. There are a lot of things that just take time to understand, assuming they are ever understood at all. Nothing can change that.
If most of your answers are the same as 19+ that's not saying much. Because 19+ is still VERY young. From my point of view I look at 30 year olds as very young, who are barely getting started in life.
But without knowing just what types of things that people are not taking you seriously about, it's impossible to address it specifically.
What happens with age is that when you are young and seeing things, you are missing the big picture. You tend to see things from one perspective. Many things in the world are very complex. They need to be viewed from many sides, and viewed as a bigger picture.
There are too many things where you might say "oh, I never thought of that". As you get older, you've probably thought of more things. You've seen or heard more sides to things. You've had the time to learn all the things in the periphery that affect it. That just takes time. It's an ongoing process throughout your entire life.
I'm 60 now. I know much more now and understand more now than I did when I was 40. When I was 40 I knew and understood much more than when I was 30. Than when I was 20, etc. I look back at when I was 30 and think of a lot of stupid things I said and did and thought. When I'm 80 I'm sure I'll look back at how much more I'll know and understand than when I a young 60 year old.
But as a 60 year old can I be wrong and a 15 year old is right? Yes. I'm sure it's happened before. I will listen to what people say no matter what their age. However I do place more weight on the words of someone older. But age alone doesn't make someone right. If that was true then all old people would agree with each other, but that's not even close to being true.0