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Do you think adults discriminate age against intelligence?





whplace
I personally think they do. They couldnt care less about what i know, adults still think i am stupid.

What do you think?

Whplace
Liu
Well there is a direct correlation with how much you know and age; mainly experience.
mschnell
There are a lot of things that I thought I was right about as a kid but after a few years I realized that I was completely mistaken and it would have been best to listen to my parents or people older and more experienced than I am. With time comes experience and experience tends to bring on knowledge. I would say that although it is no fun that adults seem to not listen to you, they're probably listening but remembering what they went through in a similar situation. Of course, what do I know?
Kaisonic
I do think that they do. For example, the difference of things I can legally do in this country vary greatly between the age of 17 and 18. So just a few days ago, when I was technically still 17, I knew just as much of, say, cigarettes, as I do today, when I'm 18, and now legally allowed to buy them. My mentality didn't change at all between the few days, but the responsibilities my government places on me are much greater.

However, this does bring up the counter-point of "Then how would they decide the age limit?" There does have to be a limit somewhere. To break it down to days, like I just did, seems unfair, because the government really has no other choice.

Unless they could implement some kind of exam-taking system that would grant citizens certain rights based on their competence instead of their age. I'm sure we all know that somewhere in this country, there's a 12-year-old that has the exact same competence and knowledge of the world as a 40-year-old somewhere else (well, maybe not that big of a difference but you get my point). It's unfair to determine one's rights and privleges based on age, but it's hard to find an alternative.
jcvincent
I just don't know. But in our family, us, their children, can give our parents advices and they are open to our opinions. They believe that no matter how young you are to them, you still have the right to express yourself. They also believe that there are things that only young people know so they are open to listen to us. I'm just glad that's our family's culture. My aunts and uncles as well have the same culture.
OutlawSpirit
mschnell wrote:
There are a lot of things that I thought I was right about as a kid but after a few years I realized that I was completely mistaken and it would have been best to listen to my parents or people older and more experienced than I am.


true!!!!!! its experience!
hahame
it relate to your growed surround.some guy is look elder,but more look younger.
Nameless
They do, and with good reason. The older people are, the more experience they have, so in general they will be more intelligible in, well, everything! Of course, if a younger person has extensively studdied something compated to an older person who has not, aduh, the younger person will be smarter but the chance they won't be unless in specific cercumstances (eg. if a young person worked in computer store, OBVIOUSLY they're going to know more than an older person who has no clue which computer will help him download the porn)
nilsmo
For me, it's nothing to worry about. I'll be adult soon. Smile
HDirtwater
To make a rash generalization, many kids (especially teens) have an inaccurate belief that they know everything. If more kids would listen to adults with at least an open mind and a maybe a tad bit of respect, then there would not be the rift between them that there is now. Not all adults are right, and many are not even smart, but all adults were kids at one time, and have the advantage of experience.

While disrespectful teenagers bug the @#$! outta me, I will say that elderly people who think the world owes them a favor just because they are old bug me even more. I live in Florida, so I see them every day.
CyanEyed
i learnt that if i think ive got sumthing right and sumelse has it wrong the best thing to do is to:

get out there and do it urself.

if u do it right, w00t,

if u doin wrong, its called getting experience

in summary, its a win-win situation, if u can ignore the yellin and screaming at u if u do get it wrong
Shanghai_Dragon
It is definatly true that adults discriminate intellegence with age. A kid may have over 200 IQ and the adult would look at himself as a being with higher intellegence because the kid hasn't experienced much. Intellegence isn't experience. But people get more used to things through experience, not really more intellegent. Everyone is born with a set amount of intellegence. Depending on that intellegence, they gain knowledge as they experience things, not intellect.

Bottom Line: some kids may be smarter than adults, but adults have more knowledge through experience.

And... Adults aren't smarter than kids, they just think differently since they have been in the real world longer than children.
Jaime
Oh yes, many adults doing that...
Code of Ruin
Of course some adults do that. But fortunately there are also adults who carefully think about what their child says and reach a right decision. Sometimes children are not capable of seeing the impacts their decision has. It is understandable that an adult steps up then and corrects him. I think that as an adult you should explain as much as possible to your children why you make certain decisions. Else your children will think you simply don't care about what you say while all you try and do is protect them.
The_Gamer294
yeah, and it depends on who it is, people hiring for jobs are probably looking for people who have experience. but people who know you usually tend to know how much you know and will ask you for help sometimes.. especially with computers because most people hate them and when they break they look for the cheapest way of fixing them.
xframe
Kids these days are smarter than adults. Education is today is nothing like it was back then.
Soulfire
Aren't you discriminating against adults by posting this? Shocked
HoboPelican
We all have to be careful of making generalizations, ya know? Sure some old folks think they know more than the young pups. And sometime they are wrong. Same is true with kids thinking they know more.

The fact is that most people think they know exactly what they are doing. Another fact is that a lot of people, old and young do stupid things. Do the math. Wink Most of us, young and old, have a tendency to think we have the world figured out...until it bites us on the backside.
Bookface
Kaisonic wrote:
Unless they could implement some kind of exam-taking system that would grant citizens certain rights based on their competence instead of their age. I'm sure we all know that somewhere in this country, there's a 12-year-old that has the exact same competence and knowledge of the world as a 40-year-old somewhere else (well, maybe not that big of a difference but you get my point). It's unfair to determine one's rights and privleges based on age, but it's hard to find an alternative.


We should have some kind of testing system for everything, vices and pleasures. Want to have sex? You have to describe several painful STDs in detail in a first person story, as well as qualify to be a parent. Want to drink? You need to have enough brain cells to be able to calculate how many nights of binge drinking it'll take to get rid of them. Want to smoke? You have to have something implanted that limits your breathing capacity for a year before you qualify.

Of course, the problem is coming up with the tests and administering them fairly, as well as ensuring consistent retesting policies and penalizing those who violate their terms. I know plenty of people who can't drive and still have a license, and some who drive and DON'T have a license [at all/anymore]. Especially in Florida.

OH SNAP DISCRIMINATION AGAINST OLDIES THAT'S RIGHT
Bookface
Liu, that is an excellent signature. I'm stealing it.

[in case it changes at some point and someones' wondering what was so great: it's a Foxtrot cartoon of a iterative program written out on a blackboard. you figure out the rest.]
S3nd K3ys
whplace wrote:
I personally think they do. They couldnt care less about what i know, adults still think i am stupid.

What do you think?

Whplace


If you're under 25, they're probably correct.

Having knowledge is one thing. Knowing what to do with that knowledge is something completely different.
Srs2388
I think they do at times.
But, not all adults because lets say my uncle he asked for help on something i said... uhh I can help.
He then said Nah i'll do it myself.
(he was moving this box that weighed about 150 pounds)
he tried moving it and hurt his back.
I then went and moved it myself.

I was 17 at the time. I am now 18.
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