(This rant was not brought about by anything that happened recently that was directed at me. It is a result of an overheard conversation and a picture randomly encountered on the internet. Just so you know.)
You know what annoys me? When people make fun of others for being younger than them. How often do you hear things like, “You don’t know this song?! Man, you’re just too young,” in a tone that implies the addressee is an idiot for allowing something this horrible to happen to them?
But you know what? Age is something no one can control. At all. Not even the slightest bit. So this is absolutely absurd. The fact that someone was born at a later year than you and thus does not have the same experiences you do is not their fault. Nor is it a bad thing. It’s just a fact. Their life experiences are just as valid as yours. There is no need to put them down because they’re younger.
Related problem that also annoys me: People telling a younger person, “You’re not allowed to feel old!”
Since when do you have the right to dictate how someone feels about their age?
If you will kindly think back a few years, you will likely recall feeling old when you were their age. Besides, in comparison to the rest of their life, they are old at that moment. Demeaning their feelings is not kind.
So if you are a person who does these things… please stop.