Judged Because Of Age

and not because of experience. I know that I am a lot younger than most here on EP, but I am also the same age for some. Older people dont believe when I say I want to help and hurt me with painful insults. But adults are supposed to be better and that and overlook age right? The same thing for younger people. Adults have been through similar experiences and some are wiser, so why can't we all live like an EP family?

ConLocura ConLocura
18-21, F
1 Response Mar 1, 2010

THE REASON WHEN YOU TRY TO HELP AN OLDER PERSON THEY INSULT YOU IS BECAUSE THEY PROBABLY HAVE BEEN HURT AND INSULTED BY PEOPLE YOUR AGE SO MUCH THAT WHEN A GOOD AND UNDERSTANDING YOUNGSTER LIKE YOU COMES ALONG TO AID THEM THE MEMORIES OF ALL THE INSULTS AND BLOWS FROM OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE PAST BLINDS THEM TO A AGE SENSITIVE PERSON LIKE YOU.I know I'm 57 years old and no one ever prepared me 20 years ago to what to expect as the aging process drove me to middle life. It's tough the age bias attitudes you encounter and being a women makes it twice as tough. ALL THE SILLY COMMENTS I HAVE ENCOUNTERED ! want to hear a couple? YOU SEE MISS WHEN WOMEN GET YOUR AGE IT'S REALLY TIME FOR THEM TO SIT IN THE HOUSE BECAUSE SOCIETY HAS NO USE FOR THEM ANYMORE! SOUNDS STUPID DOESN'T IT !BUT SOME YOUNG PEOPLE SAY IT . NOW HERE'S ANOTHER ONE, SOME YOUNG FOLKS SAY WHEN MIDDLE AGE WOMEN AND MEN STILL HAVE A GOOD BRAIN THAT'S IN GOOD WORKING ORDER " and try to REACH FOR THE STARS BY SITTING GOALS AND PURSUING BIG AMBITIONS, GEE! "THAT PERSON IS REALLY OLD! WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO ACT LIKE ONE OF "US" BY TRYING TO FIND WORK LIKE THAT, OUR SOCIETY IS BASED ON YOUNG PEOPLE NOBODY IS GOING TO PAY ATTENTION TO THEM!" I HAVE HEARD IT ALL AND YES IT DOES HURT SOMETIMES! BUT IN MY CASE IF I WANT A YOUTHFUL OUTLOOK I AM GOING TO KEEP IT! SO DON'T TAKE IT TOO PERSONAL IF OLDER PEOPLE DON'T RESPOND, LOOK AT WHAT THEY ENCOUNTER. JUST REMEMBER DON'T YOU SAY THINGS TO HURT THEM AND REMEMBER SOMEDAY YOU WILL ENTER MIDDLE AGE AND YOU TOO WILL HAVE TO A WAY TO DEAL WITH A PUBLIC THAT IS NOT ALWAYS NICE, GO ONLINE AND FIND WEBSITES THAT DEAL WITH MIDDLE AGE SUBJECTS AND TRY TO LEARN FROM THEM GO TO LOCAL NURSING HOMES AND SEE IF THEY WILL LET YOU DO VOLUNTEER WORK OR IF YOU HAVE AN ELDERLY NEIGHBOR TRY TO VISIT THEM SOMETIMES THAT WILL LET THEM KNOW SOMEONE CARES. JUST KEEP BEING SWEET AND IN TIME SOMEONE WILL RESPOND.