When I was too young to vote, I opposed the Vietnam war and embraced the saying "don't trust anyone over 30." Now, as I see all these young self-involved fools talking out of their asses about how there's no difference between Biden and Trump, I've adopted a new mantra "don't trust anyone under 30."
You seem more like you're a Gen-Xer, so here's a late boomer's perspective on ageism in the first story I wrote for The 500-Word Rant:
The word “rant” can be defined as “to speak or shout at length in a wild, impassioned way.”
Also, it’s because that’s what you hear when older people try to teach you something.
Ageism is the last acceptable form of discrimination.
All you younger fools think you’re cool and hip and then, Bam!
You turn 50 and you’re eligible to join AARP—while you still think you’re in the prime of life.
Suddenly it won’t be cool for other people to dump on old folks.
On the other hand, discounted movie tickets aren’t so bad.
If I were a man of the cloth, you would it a sermon.
If I were a millennial, you would call it a “fearless young voice of the new generation.”
If I were a woman, you would call it “an empowered, take-no-prisoners stand against the patriarchy.”