Decky wrote:I have to agree with the basic premise of this thread though. Respect is earned you don't just accrue it by existing for a certain amount of time, this should be obvious but apparently not. There are plenty of old people are more deserving of respect as they (on average) will have more achievements and knowledge but this isn't true in all cases and the respect does not come just from the age itself.
Knowledge and achievements have been redefined by the merchant class.
"Achievments" means long trips abroad, Prizes for getting rich, and the largest lawn in your subdivision. "Knowledge" means to be connected to a powerful gang who can steal whatever they want legally from the collective.
In both cases, neither this kind of achievment or this kind of knowledge, deserves the respect of the young.
In traditional societies, old people had spoken to everyone in their community (and from outside their community) throughout their lives, helping solve problems with words or labor. And knowledge was handed down from one generation to the next, rather than through mass media like it is in our merchant-class-ruined civilization.
Lie to me once, you're a fool.
Lie to me every minute of every day, I'm a commercial media consumer.