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  1. #1 old people are mean 
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    I looked at this topic and wonderd how evil old people can be. Am I mistaken or are these posters unmature.

    look at it this way, 8 old people start swearing at a 15 year old kid? What in hell is that?? How far has humanity sunk, even our brightest are loosing it.

    next question, is this normal? Is a asozial group of old people normal in our society?

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    old people often goes to be either
    Very kind
    or as you say it Very mean

    How far has humanity sunk
    no change, humanity could and will sink lower


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    I think I have seen more kids taunting pensioners than vice versa. - in fact I cannot remember the last time a group of grannies or granpa's were sought by the police for beating up a kid!

    If there are mean oldies out there they were probably mean when they were young as well.
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    At the moment im temporarily working as a cleaner in an old peoples home and from what i've seen there, old people seem to be either extremely nice or extremely grumpy, there's no midpoint.

    Half of them will shout at me for something silly like missing a speck of dust on thier carpet or because they don't like my mopping technique, while the other half are really nice and ask me how I am and offer me chocolates and sweets.

    To be fair though i'm suprised not all old people are grumpy, being old, frail and knowing you've only a few more years to live can't be much fun..
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    Quote Originally Posted by miomaz
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    I looked at this topic and wonderd how evil old people can be. Am I mistaken or are these posters unmature.

    look at it this way, 8 old people start swearing at a 15 year old kid? What in hell is that?? How far has humanity sunk, even our brightest are loosing it.

    Two things;
    1. Darth was not a 15 year old kid, he only pretended to be one.

    2. I was in a bad mood that day, that's why I let him have it....

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    older people do seem to be set in ways where the young are still looking for a way. likewise the young tend to accept firm opinion as being mean when the intent is not. the young in an effort to understand what to the older is already fact.

    if giving candy is being nice and not giving being mean, what meaning does this give to the judge...
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    if giving candy is being nice and not giving being mean, what meaning does this give to the judge...
    "We are not only responsible for what we do, but also for what we tend not to do."-Molière

    you know william, theres this point when you mok people smaller than you in a group, it dosn't matter what age. It is just asozial, so dont give me shit about telling me that you where in a bad mood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miomaz
    if giving candy is being nice and not giving being mean, what meaning does this give to the judge...
    "We are not only responsible for what we do, but also for what we tend not to do."-Molière

    you know william, theres this point when you mok people smaller than you in a group, it dosn't matter what age. It is just asozial, so dont give me shit about telling me that you where in a bad mood.
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    Sounds like you are in a bad mood.

    You know miomaz, what Darth did was insincere and I spent a lot of time on answering his questions. After he came clean, I was in a bad mood that day, thought over what he did and the time I spent answering his insincere questions, said "thanks asshole," and told him to "piss off" partly in jest. I did not mock him.

    If you have a problem with what I did, then tough. It's none of your business anyway and you too can piss off. You know... it is not asocial to let someone know that you are displeased with something they did - we don't have to take other people's crap.

    Oh... and I'm not as "old" as you might have thought.

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    did i miss something that you didn't miomaz? i see a total of 8 people besides Darth. Of those 8 i only see William swearing. Darth is definately not a 15 year old kid. i surely dont see the "8 old people swearing" but i do see you telling a forum member not to give you shit... To me you are being unfair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miomaz
    It is just asozial, so dont give me shit about telling me that you where in a bad mood.
    cheers
    It seems your becoming one of those "old people" that you complained about. :wink:

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    1. I applaud Seal Otter's accurate destruction of Miomaz's original question.

    2. I note that I am old and mean, but then I used to be young and mean so it's probably not significant.

    3. I would suggest that Miomaz **** ***, but then I would be placed on Bettina's ignore list and I don't want that to happen. :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by miomaz
    http://www.thescienceforum.com/goodbye-5297t.php
    I looked at this topic and wonderd how evil old people can be. Am I mistaken or are these posters unmature.

    look at it this way, 8 old people start swearing at a 15 year old kid? What in hell is that?? How far has humanity sunk, even our brightest are loosing it.

    next question, is this normal? Is a asozial group of old people normal in our society?

    thanks for you're time.
    h\\

    I am 79 years old and probably the only old person in the group. The others are just "grown up," mature. Perhaps they were impatient with youngsters making outrageous statements or did not know you were a youngster. In any case, it would be mature of you to refrain from immaturely lashing back and instead say something that would show them politely that you felt "put upon by their response to your post. It certainly does your cause no good by calling them "evil" and insulting them by calling them old men! It only serves to justify what they already seem to have said and done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miomaz
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    I looked at this topic and wonderd how evil old people can be. Am I mistaken or are these posters unmature.

    look at it this way, 8 old people start swearing at a 15 year old kid? What in hell is that?? How far has humanity sunk, even our brightest are loosing it.

    next question, is this normal? Is a asozial group of old people normal in our society?

    thanks for you're time.
    C'mon the guy deserved the comments, as I see it. If he really was doing it for a bet then why the hell the need to 'confess' why not just dissappear?

    In a sense he was mocking the forum by making that post, it was at best mischevious and at worse just crass. William (and others) had spent time researching answers to his questions, believing him to be genuine, but then to be told "I already knew the answers" just plain puts him in the category of prick 1st class.
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    There are 3 ways, good, bad and neither. I believe quite alot of persons choose neither, mainly because they figure neither is going to last, so they might just aswell not care. My view is:
    "Make it as complex as is in your nature."
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    Well i think your right miomaz. Old people are horrible. Have none of you see monty pythons "And now for something completely different" ? :wink:
    http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_pictur...ff/hellgr1.jpg

    Seriously though, i think people that are mean, are just mean, and will be when they are young and old.
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    I think you can't feel pain if you haven't felt atleast an equal amount of joy first. It's like money, you see. you can't have -5 dollars, all you can have is that which is positive. As long as the universe exists, there will be happiness left, and hence people will continue to be mean. I figure that the happiness is the bounds between particles, and they will remain even within particles until there is nothing left, which will never happen. Actually it will happen after all eternitys, but no mass can experience it, cause eternity cannot pass. All particles will travel this eternity, all mass, all things. So next time you think of the pain of dying, think of the joy of existing instead
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    Well you certainly sound like a "glass half-full" person to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat1981(England)
    Well i think your right miomaz. Old people are horrible. Have none of you see monty pythons "And now for something completely different" ? :wink:
    http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_pictur...ff/hellgr1.jpg

    Seriously though, i think people that are mean, are just mean, and will be when they are young and old.
    My 79 year-old mom says the same. She finds it quite patronizing when an old person's rudeness or stupidity is dismissed because they are 'seniors'. Mom is a real sweetheart but after 6 kids, 14 grandkids and 9 great-great grandkids she prefers to go to Las Vegas with her boyfriend over the Christmas holidays than stay home and bounce smelly babies on her knee. She's never been grumpy and rudeness to her is a sign of poor upbringing (as are pierced ears, drinking beer directly from the can and not slicing one's sandwich in two :wink: ).
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    drinking beer directly from the can and not slicing one's sandwich in two
    Uh oh, I'm in trouble on those two. I blame parenting.
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    Ok, I got to be serious to you guys, when I read the first posts (must be a "joungster" thing) I was lauging.

    Bettina - hey thats not fair! I still have the oppertunetty to push this on my immaturence.

    LeavingQuietly - I agree, you can have a million feelings but have you never felt you never know.

    Cat1981(England) - uh, no.

    Ophiolite - I can **** *** without paying! and not just ****. meh.

    charles brough - to me age is relative, everybody over 20 is "old"
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