firemed wrote:Ignatius Reilly wrote:
false analogy, everyone gets old...everyone doesnt become black
True... but it was ageist. Age discrimination is a factor for us "old" people.
This just popped up as I checked threads I posted in so I thought I'd say one last thing. The ages you guys are listing aren't even what I consider old. You guys are like my older cousins I hang with, who have kids, etc. Trust me, you'll have younger students more afraid of looking like a fool in front of you than vice versa. Plus, younger students tend to defer to your experience, even when we feel we may know more (which can happen). I didn't realize "ageism" was something L students worried about, it genuinely never crossed my mind. Especially because everyone is screaming at us everyday to take a couple years off even if we don't want to. I think that's the OP's fear...he'll feel like the only person who came out straight and he won't know how to relate. People study better in environments they're comfortable in...it's not even about the partying or any of that. We'll be much more worried about being quickly perceived as young book smart frat boys then you'll have to worry about being discriminated on based on age. This was an interesting perspective though, and after reading through the 30+ thread...you guys aren't that bad Truce?