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Old August 2nd, 2005, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: Re: Old people cut lines

I have to differ -- one of the primary assets an elderly person has is his/her ability to pass along the values of our civilization to younger generations. When the elderly fail to do this - when they assume an air of entitlement simply because they have been around for a long time - they dilute their own worth. AS a semi-elder myself (I am 67), I feel an obligation to be civil to others which grows with each pasing year: if I do not try to set an example to younger folk, I fail in a major responsibility. Sadly, Jery Seinfeld had it right when he discussed how many old people display an arrogant attitude when driving -- backing into traffic without looking -- "I'm old and I'm coming back."
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