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Should age always equal respect and obedience?

( Updated: 2014-09-25 08:30

Editor’s Note: In China, people are expected to obey their parents and respect their elders. Some people argue, however, that blindly following the advice and examples of those who are older may lead to unreasonable decisions. Should respect be given to someone just because they are older? Forum readers have shares their views, and yours are also welcome.

messi30 (US)

Respect not only applies to the elderly but to everybody. I don’t think disagreeing with elders or parents shows a lack of respect.

What about if they are wrong? Should you keep quiet or let them know?

Any observation or correction should be expressed with respect so youngsters avoid the older person misunderstanding them as being disrespectful.

Should age always equal respect and obedience?

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