Youth: Your elders have lived way more life than you. They’ve seen the results of many various issues and ideas. They have a first hand experience of history to reference. They’ve earned their $2 discount at the movies. You should listen to them.
Elders: Don’t complain about the laziness of younger generations and then get upset when they passionately care about something you happen to disagree with. They have the power of optimism and energy. They also know how to set up your smartphone.
We need both a knowledge of history and a hope for a better future. Start talking to each other. Worry about changing your mind more than changing someone else’s.