Argh. Condescending comments really chap my hide.
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Too Young, Too Old
I've just realized that one is never immune from condescension. Nope. Not ever. As children, we're told: "You're too young. You'll understand when you're older." Then, when we've graduated to adulthood, with all of its responsibilities and learning experiences, and we actually do begin to understand, we're told: "Oh, as you get older, you'll see I'm right, sweetie." And then, when we finally have enough gray hair to make that last line ridiculous, we're told: "But you're too old to understand anything!"