To this day (even at the age of 33) I address my friends’ parents by their last names, as do most of my friends. Because they are not our peers but our elders – and we were taught to show respect to our elders. So what changed? Why are children today taught differently?
[Editor’s note: We appreciate the super conservative family values types here, but also respect the author’s point that being a follower of the masses without personal principle is not a good reason to do something]
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