It is popular opinion these days that older folks are superior. They're tougher, smarter, stronger. The are true adults/real men, etc. Supposedly. But what is to say they would be any different if they were born later? I believe the internet has a lot to do with it.
The difference is older folks spent their days watching television. Their feelings about things were largely shaped by predictable programming from a tightly controlled medium. You can't see boobs. Boobs are bad, but violence is ok-- as long as it's not too graphic.
OK, so I'm bored at work (back on the graveyard shift again because some people are assh
oles and won't commit), so I'll respond.
First off, what is "old"? At 51 I'm older than you
(and most of the other regular posters here, past and present). I'd argue that people around my age category aren't "better" than younger folk, just very different due to the environment(s) we grew up in. Speaking broadly, I'd guess the primary difference is that my generation was a lot more physically active if for no other reason than there were a whole lot less sedentary things to do that would hold the interest of a kid or young adult.
Secondly; I like boobs, personally, so I don't comprehend the ridiculous prohibition, TV-wise, either. Wiser folk than I have written reams about the USA's weird pseudo-Puritan attitude toward se
x and they can't make heads or tails of it either. In conclusion, I like boobs.
Third and last; age maybe isn't as great a factor in people's attitudes about the world around them as much as - just throwing this out there - how much they have read and their deliberate and ongoing effort to simply learn something new as often as possible. One's world view, in my estimation, is about as narrow as one's supply of information. Just my opinion, of course.