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Is the younger generation disrespectful to their elders?

  • Yes Yes Yes

    They are rude intolerant and disrespectful. They are inconsiderate to the elderly lies and that is very very bad as they need to respect the elderly. Some are impaitient and some are mean. They should treat the elderly better with care and love, just like their grandparents. This needs to stop

  • They are rude and disrespectful as heck

    Their poor behavior, disrespect, with out manors, morals, ethics, sadly selfies don't show what's really looking back at them in the mirror. One day they'll be old and sooner then they think. They'll look back at their now embarrassing behavior they will have regret. Its the godless society they have chosen. But that will all come to an end everyone has their day of realization of just how foolish they have been.

  • They are rude and disrespectful as heck

    Their poor behavior, disrespect, with out manors, morals, ethics, sadly selfies don't show what's really looking back at them in the mirror. One day they'll be old and sooner then they think. They'll look back at their now embarrassing behavior they will have regret. Its the godless society they have chosen. But that will all come to an end everyone has their day of realization of just how foolish they have been.

  • Yes young generation is so

    It is evident that elders have already seen life and now more about it.I agree that generations have changed but yet experience is more important and has more value that being a part of new generation and pointing out ur finger to the elders.
    But don't forget 4 fingers are pointing towards u.
    This can only be know by expirience

  • Elders Are the Rude Ones

    Today's generation is not disrespectful of elders. Quite the opposite is true in fact. Instead of the young people disrespecting elders, social programs such as Medicare and social security force relatively young and relatively poor workers to pay significant parts of their salaries to older people who in comparison are much wealthier than those paying for such benefits.

  • The way I see "disrespect" I don't this that today's generation is disrespectful.

    If by "respect" you mean to say that a person should not try to state the reasons as to why he/she hold a certain opinion and instead should change it on the basis of someone(in most cases the elder generation) else's experience which most of the time is not explained to the younger generation with "you are too young to know such things" kind of statements and if explained has a number of very illogical mistakes on elder's part. The mistakes that the youngsters are not allowed to question. I can hardly say that its our fault that we sound rude to our elders. Dear elders, you definition of "respect" is royally messed up.
    Today's generation is curious about the concept of "right and wrong". And ones own concept of right and wrong comes from ones own experiences. And its this concept that can influences our behaviors. Now, a young persons experiences are dependent on how you are treating them.
    The elder generation wants the youngsters to be the measure of elders' experiences, and if the youngsters won't do it (which by the way no one in the world can do), the elders consider it as a disrespectful act towards them.


    But lets take respect as it is. That is if a young person is given a very good, understandable and logical about something being wrong and that young person doesn't have a solid reason to believing the opposite. If in that case a young person doesn't do the right thing he/she can be called disrespectful.
    Lets twist the same scenario now lets say the youngster understands your reasons but has some equally valid, understandable and logical reasons to believe/do the opposite. In this case two things can happen either you accept his/her reasons or force him/her to do you biding. Choose you pick wisely. Because their is a very clear line to their respecting you and disrespecting you in the future.
    There is another way things can play out lets say a young person holds an opinion and you happen to disagree with it and you force them to change it without giving them any reason whatsoever, in other words you order them to change their opinion just because you want it. In the scenario if you want them to show you respect "politeness, obedience, low voice etc etc". My dear elders, you are actually negating a part of someone's confidence without giving them a reason, you are telling them that they can't think on their own, you can't expect them to be happy about it.

  • Stating an opinion does not mean that you are being disrespectful.

    Respect is earned, not given. Many elders expect to be respected simply because they are older. While it is true that they have a lot more life experience and they might generally know more, they are not infallible. However, a younger person who points mistakes out is often labeled as "disrespectful." There are children who are incredibly disrespectful, but no more than in any other generation. The new generation is called often disrespectful because they have access to a large amount of information and are more likely to point out mistakes that elders make.

  • Elders are coercive

    Most elders demand that the young ones fall silent and obey as a sign of respect even when the commands they issue are unfair and illogical. The younger generations nowadays have more access to information and research that tend to disprove the beliefs of the older generation.
    When younger people try to reason out, they are automatically labeled as disrespectful. This is nothing more than coercion and is very damaging to the development of critical thinking among the youth.
    Stating new information is not in any way disrespect, however, coercing people to agree to everything the elders say is disrespectful to the natural human rights of every individual.

  • More elders are disrespectful.

    Why are elders always automatically expected to be respected? It makes no sense. Because they are old does not make them better. They earn respect just like anyone else. I could care less how old they are. WHO they are is what matters. Respect is earned. Most of them are rude and obnoxious. I would never teach my kids to tolerate that. My kids are too smart to fall for that ignorance.

  • No, the younger generation is not disrespectful to their elders.

    A century ago elders were considered to be pillars to society as they had been around for a long time and therefore had learned a lot. In today's technological age America's youth has had access to information at a far greater rate. This in turn has made a more educated youth. This educated youth has been more involved in conversations as a result. This is sometimes mistaken as disrespectful, but in truth the times have changed.


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