I attended an entrepreneur's meeting today for "entrepreneur supporters" (consultants, etc.) and got so discouraged (disgusted), I took my freebie flash drive, coffee cup and pen and left early.
Why do some people find it necessary to put limits on others?
The speaker kept talking about "youth" and how much better young people are at using the Internet and being entrepreneurial. I say "bull-puckey"! It's so silly to categorize people and it is dehumanizing. I was not in the mood to listen to this and felt so badly that 3/4 of the people there were older and many probably hadn't realized what was being done to them in the name of "education."
In the past, I used to do a lot of corporate training, especially for companies that were training their employees to use PCs. This was about 15 years ago, when PCs were a new item for lots of businesses.
If a person is facing the possibility of a corporate layoff (and many were), they are going to be a little frightened about the future. So if they're being asked to learn something new and different, it can be frightening. So why would anyone stand up in front of a group and say disparaging things about older people? Or about any specific group of people? Yuck.
Like I said, I grabbed my free stuff and went home. I don't have time for negativity in my life. Do you?