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Originally posted by Teeky
reply to post by intrepid
The older generations don't trust their own judgement. They raised us, so be confident that younger generations are capable of leading us into a more futuristic future.
I really like the idea of not letting the 50+ population vote. Then maybe, just maybe marijuana will get legalized, taxed to pay debts and everyone can mellow the hell out.
Originally posted by infolurker
Thus half of the fools in their 20's with staples in their noses and mouths wouldn't be able to cancel out those of us with a brain.
Originally posted by AnnoyingOrangeX
Just a thought ...
amount of 50+ old people that act the way the OP described ~ 75%
amount of 50+ old people that are sceptical and thinking individuals ~ 25%
amount of 50+ old people that act the way the OP described and are reading/replying on ATS Forum ~ 0%
amount of 50+ old people that are sceptical and thinking individuals and are reading/replying on ATS Forum ~ 95%
What I am trying to say is that there are ignorant people among all ages and that all of you - particularly because you read this thread here on ATS - are the most wrong persons that should have a dialog about this because all feel personaly involved by the therm 50+ but are not matching the description the OP was pointing out in any way.
I even bet that most would be with the OP when you were talking about this in more detail (honestly it is my belief that most older people are in the state of mind of doing nothing - just keep quite and hope the best - only a few years until retirement kicks in and they can finaly start to "enjoy" their new free time... I think most of the 50+ in this thread wouldn´t support that attitude either)
btw just because this was mentioned a couple of times... wisdom and experience has to be obtained ...you just do not get it for free just by aging ...
as Kurt Tucholsky once said
"Experience means nothing. You can do something badly for 35 years"
edit on 30-4-2011 by AnnoyingOrangeX because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by happykat39
Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
reply to post by angus1745
50 is too young...it certainly ISNT old.
65 perhaps is a more suitable age...i kind of agree with the driving thing...elderly drivers are a nightmare
I am 71 years old and can still legally drive without corrective lenses. I also cannot even remember the last time I had an accident, been ticketed, or was even pulled over by a cop. I manage to drive in a more stable manner than a lot of you young whippersnappers with your cell phones propped against your steering wheel so you can text. Or with your boom boxes on wheels and the volume set so high you would not hear a fire engine siren if it was just off your back bumper.
True, there are some old timers who should turn in their DL's; but I have seen a lot more young people driving erratically because they are paying too much attention to their tunes, texting, cell phone conversation, or any number of other things instead of paying attention to their driving.edit on 30-4-2011 by happykat39 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
You all realize that this is yet another or the never ending ways to divide and conquer us, right? Pit the young against the old. And based on a lot of the responses here, it might be working?
The more lines we're divided on, the easier it is to take us down. And as with all the other lines they're using to pit us all against each other and never find harmony or agreement, compromise or sanity, just enough people are buying into it to fracture us even further. Just saying.
edit on 4/30/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)
How about we get our priorities straight and ban anyone over 70 from DRIVING...
Originally posted by VonDoomen
reply to post by moogins
see the problem is the "old" just keep piling up. due to the increase in votes, our actions will be lead towards entitlement programs and transfer payments. A general lack of care for the future, only concerned about morsels they can get now. Our country cant afford our old people. Not to mention that the older people get, the more confused they get. I would say limit the age to 65.
We are the ones who will have to live with the long term consequences of our current actions, not the "old folk"