Seniority should not interfere in learning from JuniorsIn our country, we are brought up with the mindset that elders should always be respected, and we should learn from them due to their experience. Due to this, elders always expect respect from younger ones and believe that they should learn from them. But does this mean that only juniors can learn from elders always? Are elders always right? Can it be vice versa? Can adults sometimes also learn from younger ones? Does sometimes ego prevent elders from being open in learning from younger generations? These are some of the questions worth pondering at.
In the workplace sometimes a newly joined senior must learn from their subordinates about the work. In job interviews sometimes, a senior person may be interviewed by a junior person on technical knowledge. In-home environment sometimes, it happens that elders are behaving immaturely, and they need to be corrected by the younger ones. When such things happen sometimes elder people develop ego problem and feel hesitant, awkward and disturbed when they are required to learn something from people younger than them. This is a very negative trait and I feel that as far as learning new things is concerned to be it related to the profession or in general day to day life we should always be open to learning from anyone irrespective of their age or seniority. There will be times when sometimes juniors will have more knowledge than elders in a particular field, so elders should never be hesitant in asking the questions from juniors and ego should never interfere here.
One should always be open to learning from others be it elder or younger and should not allow our ego to come on the way.