So many times I’ve been told this by members of my family excusing the hateful behavior of someone else. Why does someone get a free pass because they are older and set in their ways? It just means they were always that hateful person and they’ve always gotten away with it. It doesn’t make it okay or excusable. Or less hurtful.

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