Age does not equal wisdom.
Since childhood, we’ve been taught to respect people solely because of their age. We’ve been taught that our elders are always wiser and more sensible than us.
While there is some truth to that and age does bring some wisdom but cases like these are few and far between.
In most cases, the adults are just as clueless as we are. They are as prone to making mistakes as we are.
Most of us realize this only when we grow up ourselves.
Therefore, a better approach is to simply think of our elders as humans. When we think of them as humans, we think of them as equals.
We become more forgiving and more understanding.
They can commit mistakes, just like us.
They can be clueless, just like us.
They can have their flaws, just like us.
Thanks for reading. I am Shikhil Vyas, a technical content writer and blogger. Subscribe to my bi-monthly newsletter, Simpler Sundays, to get a dose of relaxed reading delivered directly to your inbox.