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SouthernLaw August 8th, 2015 4:52pm

There is somewhat of a stereotype on SoH that the young users don't know what they're talking about when it comes to politics.

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RoDe Latinus wordsus
08/08/15 12:31 pm

People believe that stereotype, you see it all the time. My favorite thing ever is when someone leans on their age as being somehow indicative of their intelligence. Like most stereotypes, it doesn't really carry water.

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jmahippo Texas
08/08/15 12:03 pm

Being 17 i do my best not to fall in line with that if i don't know what I'm talking about i just shut my mouth lol but for tge most part i do fine

sydwel
08/08/15 11:55 am

I don't see that stereotype on here too often. I'm a young adult and that's what I enjoy about this app- the ability to engage with people of all ages and backgrounds.

knetzere Illinois
08/08/15 11:26 am

Every now an then I've come across a comment that shows someone's inexperience with time. I just shake my head and move on knowing it's something they will figure out when they grow up.

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chinito Florida
08/08/15 12:02 pm

It happens to me all the time too. I hate when a 15 year old try to lecture me with theories about something they have never experienced (like being a parent).
If I had learned something growing up is to listen to older people. Experience matters.

jvc1133 61535
08/08/15 11:08 am

Idk, I'm 82 and have my doubts. 😎

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jadeburt Ann Arbor, Michigan
08/08/15 11:07 am

Is the question asking whether we agree with the stereotype or if we agree that the stereotype exists?

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b4mytime Orange County, CA
08/08/15 12:13 pm

Whether or not it exists, I believe.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
08/08/15 11:03 am

I think there is more of a problem with younger users being completely and almost fanatically married to their current political ideology and they refuse to believe that ideology will change over their lifetime like it did for all of us.

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FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
08/08/15 11:05 am

I try not to judge.

But even I shake my head a bit when a 15yo is telling me about cost when they have no car, no house, no kids.

And that fine, I dont expect them to know, but it can be aggravating when they insist they know better sometimes.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
08/08/15 11:06 am

Im sure I was a huge pain in the ass at 15

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
08/08/15 12:50 pm

Exactly this. I don't disparage young people for having their opinions and caring. I run into trouble when zeal and inexperience run hand in hand. Don't pretend you know how your philosophy meets reality when you're still having mom do your laundry.

MogoshKatz Wisconsin
08/08/15 10:50 am

If anything, I think the 'younger crowd' has more of a handle on the political happenings going on. I love reading and discussing politics with my son and the younger SOH'ers and get their perspectives of the world.

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ronderman North Carolina
08/08/15 10:49 am

With age comes wisdom and experience. Many young users are better versed on a variety of subjects than I am.

I feel if you earn the respect of others, we don't know how old you are. However, if you show your age, then you earn the stereotype.

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jayblake22
08/08/15 10:45 am

I've noticed that too. I think it's ridiculous. We should encourage them to keep up with politics.

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teppofan Rt. 66 Hackberry, AZ
08/08/15 10:38 am

Anyone who thinks that needs to follow USA1st. He was appointed a precinct committeeman before he was eligible to vote. Now Dr. Kelly Ward had asked him to join her staff as a regional director in her campaign to beat John McCain in the Republican

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teppofan Rt. 66 Hackberry, AZ
08/08/15 10:39 am

Primary....and he's my son.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/15 10:51 am

That's so great, Tep! His future is unlimited.

teppofan Rt. 66 Hackberry, AZ
08/08/15 12:42 pm

I'm incredibly proud of him. He's 18 years old, a senior in High School, saving for college, and already owns 2 cars! And that's NOT because I'm wealthy. I'm not. I just broke the $80,000 mark, but I still have 4 of my 6 kids at home. He's doing it!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/15 2:52 pm

I only knew of three. I'll bet the younger three turn out amazing, too!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/15 6:40 pm

Gotta be an amazing family! You are blessed!

floridalax
08/08/15 10:37 am

I don't feel like there's a stereotype, I've been treated pretty well.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/15 10:19 am

Unfortunately, that stereotype is based on a number of outspoken ultraliberal young users over the space of several years. By continuing to make thoughtful, well-reasoned comments, you can help diminish the stereotype. 😃

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b4mytime Orange County, CA
08/08/15 12:14 pm

So only liberal young users have been in the wrong? Young conservatives have always been on point?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/15 2:49 pm

I don't follow every single user. Just commenting from experience.

susanr Colorado
08/08/15 10:19 am

I don't think that's a stereotype around here at all.

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gow488 Wisconsin
08/08/15 10:17 am

I'm a young user and I don't feel like my thoughts on politics are neglected because of my age.

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SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
08/08/15 10:16 am

This would have been true for me a year ago. I didn't know the difference between liberal and conservative. But since joining SOH, I've learned so much from and about both of these groups, and I'd like to say I'm at least semi-knowledgable now.

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Jsd789 Centrist
08/08/15 10:13 am

I am a young user, and if you think that I'm not qualified to talk politics, then you've never been more wrong because no matter what my age is, I'm the future of this planet. And guess what that means you have to do? Deal with it. 😎

Jsd789 Centrist
08/08/15 10:14 am

Or hit me with a car.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/15 10:25 am

The angry attitude doesn't exactly enhance your image as a reasonable person. Try a bit of civility and humility, which will convince others of your maturity. This advice is friendly and positive, and comes from a retired high school teacher. Respect

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/15 10:26 am

is something you give and earn, not demand. 😃

Jsd789 Centrist
08/08/15 10:32 am

I'm not saying it angrily, sorry if I came across that way. I was just saying that just because I'm young doesn't mean I can't have a voice in politics.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
08/08/15 10:36 am

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/15 10:47 am

Jsd - I fully agree. As an English and Speech/Communications teacher, there's a good lesson here. Reread your comments before posting them, because tone, even unintended, can interfere with being correctly understood. Following you. 😃

Jsd789 Centrist
08/08/15 11:26 am

Thanks tlaney, and don't twist my words Nemacyst :)

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
08/08/15 4:27 pm

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kennabenena life is a blonde moment
08/08/15 10:13 am

I personally don't know what I'm talking about with most things involving politics, which is why I only say something when I do know what I'm talking about.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/15 10:28 am

You sound like you know what you're talking about! 😃❤️

kennabenena life is a blonde moment
08/08/15 10:30 am

😁 Well I try not to make myself look TOO stupid

cowboy Here and There
08/08/15 10:09 am

Knowledge is power. The problem is getting through the brainwashing from our Government Education Centers.

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