I was just drooling over some of Polk's speakers that I can't afford when I ran across the page for their MMC6500 component set. Right under the picture and titling the description is the sentence "If it's too loud, you're too old."
Now, on the one hand I can look at that sentence and think, "Yeah, that's kinda cool." I mean, I can see where they're coming from and the market they're trying to reach. However, I think it way too strongly supports today's attitude that old folks are just in the way and using up our air. It seems today that nobody has any kind of respect for authority whether it be the government, reiligious institutions, or other people in positions of authority.
As younger folks trying to make it through the world alive (and hopefully happily), the elderly can offer so much valuable advice and wisdom - the stuff that's only gained with time. They should be honored for making it through most, and arguably the roughest part, of life. They should be granted the priveleges, shown the respect; we should be the ones to step aside and let them go through. We should be the ones trying to accomodate them, not the other way around.
Today's attitude says they just take up space and should get out of our way; that is, if they persist in sticking around. To me, that statement "If it's too loud, you're too old" is just dripping with that same attitude.
To be honest, I'm disappointed in Polk for taking a part in that.