It is obvious to me that our society is on a path towards hell!
This began to occur about thirty years ago when, mysteriously, older people started to be replaced by younger people, when the average age of CEOs began to drop, first to the fifties, then to the forties. From somewhere the imperative YOUNG IS COOL - THE OLD ARE FOOLS seemed to take over. Suddenly, senior managers were being tapped on the shoulder by striplings who were still learning to shave.
Simultaneously, in families, the parents suddenly became dolts and teenage children took over the role of leadership. Perhaps this was in response to American soaps and movies that set the scene for the toppling of any senior adult as a role model. A parent went from being a venerated object to something to be mocked, laughed at, and ignored.
How did this happen, this throwing out the old and wise and the subsequent worshiping of callow youths and testosterone-estrogen maddened thirty and forty years olds? I suspect that it came about because it was recognized that the young were more gullible to advertising. It may have also been a plot by the owners of retirement villages to swell their occupancy rates by convincing all those over fifty that they were senile, of no use, and should simply get out of the way!
Well, I think it's high time for older folk to revolt, to take back what was rightfully theirs, to reverse the current order which is based upon an entirely false assumption. The young are not wise. The young do not have all the answers or indeed any answers. Most of them don't seem to know whether they're Arfah or Martha. Or both!
They are too busy binge drinking, trying out the latest drugs, experimenting with all kinds of bizarre or depraved sexual relationships and generally trying to out-cool each other by seeing how much metal they can attached to their faces. Only yesterday I read about one modern couple where the male, dressed in a coat that was current in the 1800s, led his female partner around on a leash. She said she just loved being his pet. Wonder if she was house-trained?
No, the revolution is at hand. YOUTH IS UNCOUTH - GREY IS GREAT must be the new imperative if a semblance of sanity is to be restored to our crazy world.