should young people always respect and obey those older than themselves ?
should young people always r espect and obey those older than themselves in all circumstances ? in my opinion , respect and obedience do not necessarily go hand in hand all the time .
in my context , people who a re older than me should be my pa rents , older siblings , t eachers , relatives and others , who sta rted life ear lier than i and have seen the coming and going of generations and are ther efor e much more experienced . in view of their seniority in age and rich experiences , they do dese rve our r espect .
responding our senior s is the basic expression of politeness , such as greeting them, helping them do anything within our capacity and seeking advice from them in making decisions in life . such response f rom us is an expr ession of love , too . the senior s , being ass ur ed of our sincerity , will be most happy and contented .
howeve r , whether you ng people should always obey the seniors remain s cont roversial . before responding , i think it is helpful to ask : is the advice or desire given morally right ? is it encouraging me to act against my own will ? is it given based on pr ejudices ? i am convinced tha t young people should not simply obey without thinking , because blind obedience only confirms how immature, impulsive and naive we are .
to conclude , it is necessary to respect the seniors , however , to obey them a t all times is questionable . as goes the saying“ think before you act , ”i am sure that every matur e youth will discern what is right and what is wrong before r esponding wisely .