'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
On the same note, respect should be given not only to the superiors at work but also to the simplest employee at the office. The office boy or girls who get coffee and thing done for us deserves the same if not more respect than the person running the company. Life has taught us that these employees are often good-natured/honest to a certain extent in comparison to the boss.
Everybody we interact with deserves the right amount of respect and personal space, including us, on many occasions some of us lose a little bit of our self-respect at work or social circles and we bear it silently for the sake of the family and children.
The only point for elders and against the thread is that elders are used to a certain way of life and as age catches up responsibility goes off so does the attention they get from people around them. Sometimes, it's better to leave things the way it is, rather than trying to upset them.
As expressed by Mohan these a part of the younger generation is thinking that they know everything and the elders are of equal or less calibre than them. My sincere advice to all don't go by age. Respect every one. Follow Give and take policy.
Some people consider it to be an ego issue respecting younger people and accepting their ideas. But why! They too have opinions and ideas, may be their ideas will be better than ours as they are younger and have fresh ideas. Accept the ideas based on the quality of it and not on the age of the person. There are many things one can learn from a youngster, especially related to technology.
The world is changing and and many new advancements are coming in. It is impossible for us to get updated in everything. At times we need to take the help of younger ones to get updated. Don't feel bad about it but be happy and proud that we have a younger generation who has much better knowledge than us in certain areas.
"Do not give up, things might not favour you always"