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Old People Get On My Nerves

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thatonethere

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I know I may come off as "disrespectful" to those who may be older and reading this. If there are any people in their 50s who are reading this, please hear me out.

I have noticed that no matter what generation of older people there is, there are always some who are always saying there is something "wrong" with the next generation. They always say the younger generation has no (fill in the blank). I have had older people talk down to me for no aMFarent reason, but they want me to respect them. If my memory serves me correct, you have to give respect to get respect. Therefore, if an older person is behaving condescending, arrogant or stupid, then regardless of their age, they are entitled to get what's coming to them.

They never, ever offer any solutions to the problem and
in a lot of cases, they are very condescending when they talk to younger
people. It's the same as a person telling someone they need a new jacket. I can bet the person in need already knows they need a new jacket, but they don't have any money to get it. The person who is stating something very obvious never ever offers any solution to the problem, nor do they offer any help. The person speaking to the one in need just takes it upon themselves to state the obvious. THAT type of behaviour is what's wrong with everybody. The older generation was never about attempting to fix the problem. They just pass it down to the younger generation. The younger generation is expected to fix whatever problem that was inherited to them, plus deal with their own problems. It doesn't help when the older generation is expecting the younger generation to take care of the elders when the elders haven't equiped the younger generation to do so. It's the same as an older relative leaving a whole bunch of bills and debt behind, and expecting the younger generation to fix their mess. The younger generation has to feed, house, and clothe themselves, and the older generation is too busy hating, and cussing out the younger generation because they FAILED to prepare the young for what lies ahead.

Another thing that bothers me about some older people is that as soon as they reach that "age of wisdom" (whatever that age is), they automatically assume they are wise, and intelligent. Nobody can tell them what to do because they have "lived, and seen it all". They act like they don't have to learn anymore because they have reached this "all knowing state". Unfortunately, this mentality is destructive, and doesn't allow a person to continue growing. People learn and grow for as long as they are living. If a person stops growing, they allow themselves to become short sighted and narrow minded. The sad thing is that a lot of older people aren't willing to see that this behaviour is adding another nail to the coffin of a dead future.

If old people would actually extend a hand, try to see past their age, and realize they know damn well they used to be young , dumb, and only cared about what was going on back when they were growing up, then they can actually make a difference with the next generation. If they take off their blinders, and actually SPEAK TO the next generations instead of speaking AT them, then things can really change. THEY are the problem because THEY are the ones who are suMFosed to be teaching the youth. All they did is talk down to, belittle, and chastise the young, and now they want to be all disgruntled and angry because the youth won't listen. I don't care how old somebody is; nobody wants to listen to a person who is always cussing them out, calling them dumb and talking down to them. I don't want to listen to that, so why should somebody else expect me to. That's common sense.

Anyway, if the elders would extend a hand, and actually talk TO the youth instead of talking at them, then maybe, we will listen, and it might be for the better. Until then, the saga will continue to get worse and worse.


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i agree completely. There are always a few that that have an issue with the new generation. I feel like i will be like that though.
BUT i would love to know what made you post this. any particular incident?

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when i used to work at kmart (back in the day), old people would come throught the line and i would stick my hand out to accept their money and they would procede to throw it down on to the counter, change included. ...bastards

People who act like that suck.

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i agree completely. There are always a few that that have an issue with the new generation. I feel like i will be like that though.
BUT i would love to know what made you post this. any particular incident?


Nothing in particular made me write this. One day I was thinking about how evil some old people can be. I'v had several encounters with old people that were less than positive, to say the least, and that got me thinking about all of the contradictions and bullshit we were taught growing up. That's what made me see the trend, and I had to write about how I felt about it.

I hope I never turn into one of those old people. I've vowed to make sure I don't.

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I dont consider myself an old person as I am only 30

but even at my age I can see the lack of respect that younger generations have as a whole. the more disrespect a person receives the less they themselves begin to show.
It is a real pity too as most people only show respect if they receive respect.
so it spreads like a social virus infecting everyone it can regardless of age.

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Well now, i was old enough to get into the Old Farts Club. Those guys are in their 40's and I'm pushing 65 this summer. I am getting old my body is telling me it can no longer do many things I once loved, hunt,dance,grow food, disaMFear into the woods for few days. It sucks, but other things are haMFening that make know the 60's are just as important and enjoyable as say the twenties. Ive done alot of shit too, old karma I'm paying for, booze drugs etc. That's OK I keep learning. When you stop learning then you are old. Sounds like most of the old people you, stoMFed learning somewhere along the way( we barter our gifts to the "devil"for power), ffound themselves in place they can't get out of, and alot of acquired systems of belief. They stoMFed living, they don't know much, theyre jealous of youths vitality. Since the first words ever where written said the newer generation is all fucked up, etc and yehh you'reright they don't have the answer. In India life was broken into four cycles, baby,student,master of a skill, and then you pass it on to some one young and retire to peace, cause your gonna need to back your bags soon, and when the comes, that angel touchs you and your gone(insert whatever heavan makes you comfortable)you held him with a smile "I'm ready" Its gonna be like going to new club, or a new super hookah, its gonna be good.
Your friends are afraid, that why they act that way. really, if they nothing to teach you, get out of their way, they want to take you along! You're right my friend, the elder was respected for his wisdom not his gray hair. Age carries no titles. If you run to people like that, if you have the power to help them, thats cool, if you don't thats cool too. If my years taught me anything, its that their no judge.
I retired 2 years ago, for 10 years before I was a counselor,later supervisor of an outdoor wilderness school for youth at risk boys. And man, the shit they taught me! I don't know who got the better deal! Me or the kid. Learning is ageless, you can lose alot besides your teeth getting old, and no matter cause you've got something to teach and something to learn and that is sufficient.

I hope you run into some cool oldtimers, cause they're out there

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