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I will never agree with people (older folks) who say that now the young should take over. What kind of bullshit is that?
I will never agree with people (older folks) who say that the young know nothing, have no skills, and can’t do anything.
Cause that’s bullshit too.
We all contribute something of value. At least we all could.
If some of us don’t do it it’s because they’re crippled by some of those dumb clichés which circulate in our society and which have been infecting people for decades or even centuries, heck maybe even millennia.
They’re like a virus. No, actually they’re worse. They’re worse because most people believe that that’s just the way life is. They think there is nothing wrong with it. Besides, they probably contracted this virus in their childhood. Most people did. And they never questioned it. Like they never questioned most things.
We all have our strengths and weaknesses.
Do you really believe that some 15-year-old girl would be able to write Harry Potter series, or some 15-year-old boy could write like Charles Bukowski?
Do you really believe that some 18-year-old punk could have the same understanding of the world Nelson Mandela had after he was released from prison after 27 years, or which Maya Angelou had having spent her life writing?
Do you really believe that some 20-year-old man would be able to inspire people the way Stan Lee does being in his 90s?
Do you really believe that some 25-year-old woman could play the role of M in James Bond movies, and be as good and convincing as Judi Dench?
And in reverse. Would I like to watch late Judi Dench in the role of Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp movie (if she still lived I mean)? Heck no!
And so on and so forth. You get the idea. There is no need to provide more examples. Most people probably will understand. At least those with well-functioning brains.
If I’m 65 and I say that the young should take over it means that I’m unaware of my strengths and basically a loser. And that the thing which I do best is repeating dumb clichès.