Sorry, experience doesn't work that way. I can put myself back in my "shoes" to when I was your age. You can't put yourself in mine.Mentat wrote: I could easily turn that around with 15 years ahead of you in not being rigidly (and "unskeptically") being set in my ways of thinking. The ways of thinking that form bias, prejudice, and an unwillingness to reexamine one's views of others. That's a two way street, playing the age game.
And I'm not sympathetic. I've always appreciated the value of experience, even as a younger man.
Do you think I would "choose" to be around people like Rebecca and her supporters? They only reason I have experience with people like that was from being forced to be around them. Either as an undergraduate or when I was affiliated with the JREF.Of course, to get to know a significant sample of people, age doesn't cut it. Who's to say a certain subset of females choose to be near you (or you choose to be near them) and you only see desired specified attributes? Kinda does not allow for making any decent conclusions.