Why is age seen as a privilege?
Age is a double-edged sword when it comes to privilege and should be viewed as a factor with multiple facets of influence.
With age comes wisdom, experience, stability and therefore respect is warranted. However, it also brings a perception of resistance to change, loss of ability both physically and mentally, and being unable to ‘keep up’.
On the flip side, younger people are seen to lack experience and be immature, while also having the privilege of being perceived as adaptable, innovative and being physically attractive.