For many years, my Father has said: "your probably not old enough to understand what I am talking about or what I went through." I hated hearing this because he would always be older than me and therefore this statement would always be applicable.
He feels that anyone older will always, ALWAYS have more knowledge. Funnily enough, I ran into an article today that solidifies this theory.....
Accoriding to an article I read in Whole Living, the author, Henry Alford states:
"judgment and inhibition are stored in our brain's prefrontal cortex, which does not finish developing until we are about 45, as well as in the parietal lobes, which are not mature until we are closer to 50."
Alford quotes an old African saying: "The death of an old person is like the burning of a library." Simply making the point that the more years of life, the more stories, experiences, wisdom and therefore understanding of it all.
Ok dad - you win!
Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough." —Groucho Marx