Age is not representative of who a person is. Life, and the experiences it throws at people, are not counted and measured by years. Just because someone is young doesn’t automatically make them immature or a typical example of their age group. Similarly, just because someone is older doesn’t mean that they are necessarily mature, wise, or capable of offering guidance. Life is a journey, and we don’t all start in the same place, the same way we don’t travel with the same number or configuration of people, or go the same places. The experiences a person has will shape them, and no two people will have the exact same set of experiences.
Assuming that you know what a person is capable of based on age alone is not only premature, it’s actually dangerous.
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