The old people in society have fixed views about all matters and this makes them rigid. They usually stand for the voice of reason, tradition and connection. They often refuse to change with the changing world and continue to hold on to their obsolute ideas and thus, become obstinate. They usually find the new wave shocking and revolting.
Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself in all cases as the generations which preceded it. The varity and presumption of governing beyond the grave is the most ridiculous and insolent of all tyrannies. The young men of today cannot put up with the organised stillness and would grasp this sorry scheme of things to shatter them down to its last bits. It is a different matter that they would draw the odium of their elders. All young people want to kick up their heals and defy conventions and crusty traditions and that too brings about the confrontation between the young and the old who charge them with the lack of ideals. Elders forget that the youth itself is an ideal, a way of looking at things in a fresh way unfettered by pre-conceptions and prejudice. The young must be allowed to rebuild the world nearer their heart's desire and it will be a much more beautiful, much more happy and a much more peaceful world.