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by Anonymous
December 12, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Are you "off put" by someone who is younger than you, trying to give you advice, or who tries to "educate" you?

Even if say, this younger person is very knowledgeable about a certain subject that you are not, is it off putting to have someone younger trying to teach you something or give you advice?

Say an 18yo is trying to educate you on childbirth, etc as she is very knowledgeable and has been through it, etc. Is it hard for you to accept that she knows what she is talking about just because she is young?

Is it difficult for you to take advice and be educated by someone who is younger than yourself?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 62% - No, I can learn and take advice graciously regardless of age.
  2. 24% - Yes, I find it off putting when a younger person tries to "enlighten" me.
  3. 13% - Other. Theres always another option.

Replies

  • Love060708kids
    December 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    I don't mind getting advice from people if I'm asking for advice.

    Age doesn't matter to me, I tend to look at things from different perspectives.

  • Summerlion1123
    December 12, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    I know that everyone has been through different experiences and can often offer a different insight that can be helpful.

    Thats why I hate it when people say "I have way more kids then you, so obvioiusly I know more." That doesn't mean I haven't been through something totally different that has helped me come up with a different perspective, or a solution you might not have thought of.

  • MissMommy_x2
    December 12, 2012 at 2:28 AM

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, I'm like 'yeah, whatever, kid!' and others, they really are knowledgeable. But I'm also that way with older people too. There are ignorant assholes, and then there are lovely women who truly want to help you. So i guess age doesn't really determine it, it's their attitude. But its easier to ignore what a younger person is saying than an older one. :)

  • FL2AK
    by FL2AK
    December 12, 2012 at 2:36 AM
    I honestly cannot imagine what I would need to learn from an 18 year old. I have a child around the same age. If I need information or want to learn something I seek it from experts. What would an 18 year old be an expert at?
  • Supervane
    December 12, 2012 at 2:37 AM
    No not at all I think the youth has a lot to offer
  • wkukid
    by wkukid
    December 12, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    Honestly, a 18 year old is almost half my age. I don't feel I have anything to learn from a kid straight out if high school.

  • Sassy762
    December 12, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    Me either and I have 7 kids, lol

    Makes you  go HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    Quoting FL2AK:

    I honestly cannot imagine what I would need to learn from an 18 year old. I have a child around the same age. If I need information or want to learn something I seek it from experts. What would an 18 year old be an expert at?


  • Danapopcorn
    December 12, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    Well when I was 18 I was a pharm tech, so I am sure I knew more about that subject than many others, including the ones who were older than me.

    Quoting FL2AK:

    I honestly cannot imagine what I would need to learn from an 18 year old. I have a child around the same age. If I need information or want to learn something I seek it from experts. What would an 18 year old be an expert at?


  • FL2AK
    by FL2AK
    December 12, 2012 at 2:44 AM
    In most states it doesn't take much to be a pharmacy tech. I go to the pharmacist not the tech when I need information.


    Quoting Danapopcorn:

    Well when I was 18 I was a pharm tech, so I am sure I knew more about that subject than many others, including the ones who were older than me.


    Quoting FL2AK:

    I honestly cannot imagine what I would need to learn from an 18 year old. I have a child around the same age. If I need information or want to learn something I seek it from experts. What would an 18 year old be an expert at?



  • MumsTheWord571
    December 12, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    nope. the first parenting advice I took was from my younger sister.

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