This prompt implies elderly are somehow higher in society than youngster. Why should elders get free bus rides? Are all elderly poor? Should all elderly be respected simply because they’ve lived longer? In society, people are supposed to respect elders because they have wisdom because they’ve lived and seen so many things. The problem is the world elders grew up in and remember is simply too different from today’s world. Logic that worked back then can’t always be used today. Also, do people think that if a child that has stupid and hateful views, when he hits the ripe age of 65 he’ll suddenly be graced with wisdom? If anything, respect should be given to people based on their intelligence, morals, and actions, not age. What makes the aged so different from all other people so that they should get free bus rides?