Owasim Akram | The Daily Star
  • Owasim Akram

  • Giving the elderly their due respect

    Centuries ago, Plato in line with Socrates had said that the real wisdom is in “knowing that you do not know” and such wisdom, according to them, is not gained before the age of 50. In the period of early democracy, during the 5th century, we see the practice that citizens over 50 years of age would speak first, and only after their say, younger citizens would speak. This was quite the established rule, followed out of respect for the elderly and to exploit their wisdom to manage state and societal affairs.