The new "Don't trust anyone over 30"

Not so long ago, young people starting saying, “Don’t trust anyone over 30.”

Somehow, people over 30 weren’t relevant anymore. They were conservative. They didn’t want your hair touching your collar, or they didn’t want you dating that hair-touching-collar guy.

That attitude is still around. I’d like to update it.

Just like anyone else, some people over 30 do have important things to share. They know what they’re talking about. Perhaps we’d be better off if they did sell a few hair cuts.

I don’t think age has much to do with it (if anything, it’s probably the other way around). No, I have a different test:

“Don’t trust anyone who doesn’t trust Wikipedia.”

I didn’t do this on purpose. I realized it the other day when, yet again, someone told me that Wikipedia isn’t the most reliable source of information.

You know what I’m talking about. People who don’t trust Wikipedia trust academic journals instead. People who don’t trust Wikipedia read newspapers instead. People who don’t trust Wikipedia think the Internet is a scam, a waste of time… they watch TV instead.

Those are the people I don’t trust.