To the Editor,

At 18, I thought I knew it all. At 25, I realized I knew more than at 18. At 40 more than at 25. I am now 61. And I know more now than at anytime previously. Still, I will know more in 10 years that I know now. Age brings experiences which brings better understanding of the world around us. So it seems.

We have young people speaking out and marching about gun violence, a very real part of their lives in America. Good for them. Then we have older citizens chastising them for doing so. The mind of one is conducive to learning things. The other seems to already know what it needs to know. And stands fast in that mindset.The young people are accused of being paid actors just reciting lines provided by billionaires of the liberal elite, an observation repeated by those carrying the torches provided by billionaires of the conservative elite. One has to ask the difference between a Soros funded crisis actor and a NRA funded Congress person other than one in actuality has been proven to exist.

When we get a point where we provide hateful criticism and unfounded allegations against young citizens who are expressing grave concerns about their present and future safety, in their own country, one wonders just who is the adult in the room? And by trying to bully them to shut up instead listening and addressing their grievances, just who is truly acting their age?

" And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world, are immune to your consultations, they're quite aware of what they're going through"... David Bowie.

Are we? Time will tell.

Alan Fox, Waxahachie