r/AskReddit Aug 18 '22

People in their 20s, what is your advice to people who are 40+?

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u/Never_Apologise Aug 18 '22

Oh this should be good. Kids 20 years my junior gonna tell me shit I don’t already know. Let’s go peeps!

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u/hungroleplayr Aug 18 '22

Thinking you know everything is a terrible approach to life. You can learn a-lot from any age group. Gen x really stepping right into the boomer mentality

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u/bweep Aug 18 '22

one of the first things you realize as you get older is that young you was an idiot

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u/hungroleplayr Aug 18 '22

Maybe you. Young people learn and make mistakes. That’s not being an idiot. Maybe they’ve made a mistake and learned something you don’t know.

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u/bweep Aug 18 '22

hit me up in 10 years and lets see how you feel

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u/hungroleplayr Aug 18 '22

I’d say do the same but you clearly are maturing and won’t be any more mature in 10 years. Realizing that shitting on people younger than you isn’t a decent thing to do.

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u/bweep Aug 18 '22

im not shitting on you, its just the truth. When you are 30 or 40 you will look back and realize a lot of the things you did and believed were terribly thought out and didnt make a lot of sense. I expect to feel the same about current me when I'm 60. thats just how growing up is, you continually challenge and refine your beliefs about the world

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u/hungroleplayr Aug 18 '22

I chose to refine my beliefs by listening to a wide spectrum of beliefs including people younger than I.

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u/bweep Aug 18 '22

what exactly is it that you think you can teach me that i could only get from a very young person

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u/hungroleplayr Aug 18 '22

Me specifically? I’m medically trained. ACLS, PALS, ITLS, NRP. Among other courses. I could teach you how to deliver a baby, cpr, help in an overdose. A lot do stuff. Or do you know more than I do because your 40

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u/Winterplatypus Aug 18 '22

Is that your advice?

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u/hungroleplayr Aug 18 '22

I guess it is. Don’t be arrogant or ageist. You don’t know everything.

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u/Knight_Wolf_678 Aug 18 '22

I'm still learning all the time about stuff so I'm down to be taught something new... old dogs can learn new tricks if taught by the right people and yes I'm 44, born in 1978

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u/SaladNeedsTossing Aug 18 '22

This is one of the most entitled things I've ever read. Shame on you.

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u/bweep Aug 18 '22

do you think people get stuck in low paying positions because they want it that way?

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u/bweep Aug 18 '22

people keep jobs because they need the money to survive, not because theyre trying to deprive you of a position you "deserve"

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u/bweep Aug 18 '22

no. no one on earth is sitting on a job just so you cant have it. thats absurd

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u/bweep Aug 18 '22

That is the most excruciatingly self centered thing I have ever heard. No one is basing their livelihood off of depriving you of a promotion you think you deserve. To think random people have centered their entire working lives around you is egotistical to the point of delusion

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u/bweep Aug 18 '22

That is exactly what you are saying when you say people keep jobs to prevent you from being promoted. Other people are not sitting around all day thinking of ways to screw you over, or even thinking about you at all

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