For those of you #killingit in your careers at a (comparatively) young age, the next time some ageist sod makes a dismissive comment on your abilities – because you’re younger than everyone else in the room – remember how eloquently Tavi Gevinson (The Style Rookie) responded to ageist remarks regarding her talents:
That young people don’t have valid thoughts about the world because they haven’t been alive long enough is sadly a very popular and, frankly, unoriginal sentiment.
When I think about that time, I was just responding to the world around me. And I was perceptive enough that I felt like I could make connections to things in my life.
I don’t think it was abstract. And I am basically skeptical of any adults who have those kinds of things to say about young people because it seems to always very transparently stem from fear and insecurity.
Read the quote that instigated this response here >