I have the utmost respect for anyone older than me....
Because they have more wrinkles than you?
Because they have more bitterness from bad life experiences than you?
Because their physical body is now less efficient, and smells funny?
Why would anyone respect someone JUST because they have existed longer on this planet and let their physical body age? While becoming even more
brainwashed than you, being more bombarded and misdirected by the media and advertisements?
Physical age is a superficial quality. You are not wise to respect people based on their physical body.
But it is the way of this world - people respect others, based on physical body's qualities (or other superficial coating), not the qualities of the
soul, like it should be.
People who automatically get people's respect:
- older people / elderly
- women (especially mothers)
- black people
- hispanic people
- jewish people
It's only white men who never get any automatic respect - but who do get automatic despising. Not a very equal world..
If you really think about it, there is absolutely NO reason to respect someone based on any of these superficial qualities (of their physical body).
Just because someone has remained on this planet longer than you doesn't mean they are automatically more wise or intelligent than you. It's
actually very likely that that causes them to be more stupid / dumb than you.
But they do have the 'victim' status, which the white man can never reach. So are you sure you are not pitying them, instead of respecting? Because
really, what's to respect about an arsehole that simply has an aged body instead of a younger one? He/she's still going to be arsehole. Just because
his skin gets wrinkly, you think he suddenly deserves respect?
What a mad, mad world indeed.