Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Youth" Means "Not Done Yet"

Ever since the 60s, our society has worshipped "youth" as though they were imbued with an intelligence that, somehow, fades with actual life experience. In fact, the only traits "the young" possess in more abundance than their elders is energy, hubris and hormones, all of which are overrated. The 19 year-old that you wouldn't think of trusting for a week with the house, the American Express and our new car has long since become our seer and our advisor. Sorry, but "fresh eyes on the subject" is a handicap, not an advantage when the subjects include questions and problems as old as mankind itself.

Is Jonah Goldberg correct that young people are "friggin' stupid"? Yeah, that's a fair statement:

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