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Why do you respect the elderly?
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Why do you respect the elderly?

Just curious for the reasons.
Back in the day the elderly were thrown off of cliffs and taken care of(killed).

Its amazing how much the perception of them has changed and I love my grandma so no shaming me.

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RE: Why do you respect the elderly?

Well who are we defining as elderly? The 80+ year old bad asses who survived the depression fought in WWII & Korea, spearheaded the civil rights movement and were the forerunners of all the awesome technology we take for granted today? Or the 65 year old baby boomers who were handed everything in life by they're parents and still managed to fuck everything up for their own children?
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RE: Why do you respect the elderly?

(05-11-2012 07:36 AM)Aya Wrote:  Well who are we defining as elderly? The 80+ year old bad asses who survived the depression fought in WWII & Korea, spearheaded the civil rights movement and were the forerunners of all the awesome technology we take for granted today? Or the 65 year old baby boomers who were handed everything in life by they're parents and still managed to fuck everything up for their own children?

Shit.. I didn't know you despised the boomers too.
Guess even Christians hate them.
I guess I define people like grandma or old people in general.

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RE: Why do you respect the elderly?

I think one of my former music teachers is a baby boomer. He was a dick. I see him every now and then, and I still hate his ass.

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Quote:spearheaded the civil rights movement

>Implying they were all for it and not trying to stop it.

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My simple rule about old people:

Respect them if they respect me.

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I hate boomers with a passion. They smoked pot and preached peace and protested Vietnam, and then "settled down" and "entered real life as a constructive member of society" and let the government grow more and more corrupt and fuck us over even more. As for the real elderly, I respect that they have almost a century's worth of knowledge/experiences, but that doesn't necessarily make them smarter. Basically what gore said.

Go to work. Send your kids to school. Follow fashion. Act normal. Walk on the pavement. Watch TV. Save for your old age. Obey the law. Repeat after me: "I am free."

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Old Albanians have been through a lot of fucking shit. They are also almost unanimously not part of the American baby boomer generation. However, there are those that treat people like shit (especially younger people) and I lost respect for them.

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I thought I was the only one on SS who hated the boomers with a passion.

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Fucking boomers. They make the horde come after you every time you really DONT want the horde after you.

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RE: Why do you respect the elderly?

I respect my grandparents on my mom's side, since they both came from the slums of Glasgow and made a living off of their own business of growing urban crops and aquaculture while coming from nothing and still giving back to the community. My dad's dad fought in the Gulf War, and was a defense lawyer for the Waorani people, helping them fight off loggers in the 1960s. My grandma grew up as a snobby, racist cheerleader who supported the Ku Klux Clan in secret, and hasn't changed.

So in essence, some older people who tried to make a difference in the world in the 20th century gain my utmost respect, but their bigoted attitudes really piss me off. With baby boomers, they'll get my respect if they respect me, which most of them do not.

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The problem with boomers is they did like a freaking 180. What happened to peace and love? Sexual revolution? Weed? Freedom? Generally it seemed they promoted consent based morality (my favorite kind). Now they promote oppressive shit.

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(05-11-2012 09:34 AM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  I thought I was the only one on SS who hated the boomers with a passion.

I don't hate them I just don't respect the majority of them. 90% of our problems today can be traced back to the 60's 70's and 80's which were filled with selfish fuckwits living in the moment and not thinking about the mess they were leaving for their children and grandchildren to clean up.
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What are baby boomers and why do you all hate them?
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Baby boomers are people born between 1944 and 1960. They were the people who started the counter culture and hippie movement then they 'grew up' and became the asshole businessmen of the 80's and 90's.
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(05-11-2012 10:24 AM)Aya Wrote:  Baby boomers are people born between 1944 and 1960. They were the people who started the counter culture and hippie movement then they 'grew up' and became the asshole businessmen of the 80's and 90's.

Huh. My government teacher is a baby boomer, he's pretty cool though.
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(05-11-2012 10:24 AM)Aya Wrote:  Baby boomers are people born between 1944 and 1960. They were the people who started the counter culture and hippie movement then they 'grew up' and became the asshole businessmen of the 80's and 90's.

Also promoted the mess Reagan put on our plate and lived off of high life credit.

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I respect my grandpa cause if something breaks that nigger knows what and how to fix it, bob the builder ain't got shit on him.
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(05-11-2012 07:29 AM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  Just curious for the reasons.

Who doesn't like free candy and other stuff?

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(05-11-2012 10:46 AM)Derchin Wrote:  
(05-11-2012 07:29 AM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  Just curious for the reasons.

Who doesn't like free candy and other stuff?

I love my grandma's dressing and cakes. Razz

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My grandma loves casinos, she will stay up until 4 AM at a casino most of the time. That's awesome. My other grandma makes great food and is really nice.
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My grandma randomly gives me money. She is also pretty cool if kinda ditsy.

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The food, my fucking grandma will make some brownies you would kill children for.
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Oh, do I respect them?

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RE: Why do you respect the elderly?

My parents are boomers, my grandparents were WWII era people. One of them was actually in the war. And as for boomers, I don't hate them. I dislike individuals, not entire generations. That's just stupid and stereotypical.

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RE: Why do you respect the elderly?

I do not respect them blindly. They have to earn it like everyone else.

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RE: Why do you respect the elderly?

I respect my elders because my grandparents came from Greece years ago to flee from war and poverty. They came here with nothing. Grandfather lives on a few dollars a day and lived alone as a teenager, now they made it pretty far. And he's a hard-working man, and he's pretty smart, he knows a lot about everything. They didn't even know how to speak English, and they took care of me when I was really young so I didn't know how to speak English either. Even though I was 5 years old, I spoke all Greek and barely any English. It was hard making friends and I needed a translator at the start but I learned pretty quick and I was a friendly and fun kid so I made it eventually..(I've gone off topic)
So yes, I do respect them. Although I disagree with most of their opinions.
As for others, I only respect them if they earn it.

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Well that explains alot about you weswammy.

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50 pc old people i shit on
50 pc old people i do not
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