I would of thought that idea died out a bit ago, yet I still see it come up from time to time still. Personally it drives me up a wall when people say they are older then me, thus they know more and basically talk you down because of your age.
The only way I've ever seen how it can really apply is when you are talking about a certain field in which a person has a lot of experience in. The idea being the older person would of worked longer in the field, thus had more experience in it and thus know more then someone in their 20s who may not have worked as long in that field.
At the same time though, I fail to see why age matters in that. The world changes, in 40 years when I'm almost 62, there will always be "kids" who know way more then ever will. Hell there are kids right now that know more in some fields then I do. But it seems the idea would be I'm older thus should know way more then they will until they get my age right?
Not great at putting thought to paper but hopefully it makes enough sense to debate the idea. Do you think age makes a person "smarter" then someone who is younger? Does anyone else get annoyed by it?