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originally posted by: Brotherman
a reply to: Rodinus
yeah but you got that Frenchman accent that drives the younger ladies nuts, Id like to borrow you on a stag night to go girl hunting over in america one of these weekends lol
Life is an education, and if you're older, you're smarter. I just believe that. If you're in an argument with somebody and they're older than you, you should listen to them. It doesn't mean they're right. It means that even if they're wrong, Their wrongness is rooted in more information than you have. They've been there longer. If you're older, you're smarter.
How many people here, by applause, are 45 or older? (light applause) Ok. That's about 60 people out of 2,400. Here's the interesting thing. There's way more. I can see you. There's so many more. This is Arizona. There are way more people in that demographic, but they didn't clap. Why? 'Cause they're smart. They're sitting in the dark going, "I don't have to clap. I don't have to do anything." They're not doing it, and they're right. You know why? 'Cause never identify yourself. Never. Are you crazy? You don't know why I'm asking. How do you know what... Ok. Burn them all. Burn everybody over 45. How do you know I'm not gonna do that? How many people here, by applause, are 40 or younger? (heavy applause/cheering) That's every time. "Whoo! Whoo!" every time. That is a weird thing to celebrate in a room where you're not the only people here. That's like going to a cancer ward; "not me! Whoo! I don't have it! I don't have it!"
If you're older, you're smarter. A 55-year-old garbage man is a million times smarter Than a 28-year-old with three PhDs. Especially smarter than him, 'Cause this idiot has been thinking about three things for, like, 15 years. He's worthless. The garbage man is 55. He's had some experience. Things have happened to him. He went to cape cod one summer. He saw a dead guy floating in the motel pool. He took a bus to Montreal. He got a (obscenity removed) at a fair... From a miner. I mean a miner. Not a minor, a miner. You understand? A miner. A grown man who works in a mine with dirty hands (obscenity removed) at a county fair. That's what I'm saying happened to the 55-year-old.
You see? He's had some experience. He knows more. More has happened to him. He's seen more. He's seen history. He's witnessed history, Even if it's not ancient history. He saw Nixon resign on live television. Me and those few people that clapped, we saw the President of America cry and then quit being the President. That (expletive deleted) was crazy 'cause none of us knew what was gonna happen next. Today people are like, "the President's kind of disappointing." Really? Our president wept like an insane person and then got on a helicopter and flew away... And the whole nation just watched him go.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: candlestick
Just thought I would add something to my original comment in this thread.
The number of years that a person has lived, does not always equate to the impact and quality of the experiences they have had. In fact, there are people who have lived twice as long, and half as much as me. There are also people out there who are half my age, but have done more with their time than I have. The reality of life, is that everybody has had a different experience of it so far, whether they are eighteen, or eighty.
One cannot know a person by the lines in their faces, and the grey in their hair, not in any meaningful way. But by communicating with one another, persons of all ages and generations can come together to share their unique wisdoms, so that all might benefit from the collective experiences of the whole group. This is why I value good communication, because it is transcendent of age, and done right, it can transcend many other perceived social barriers also.