No not really, I have met some really smart and mature kids and adults whom couldn't make the right desicion if I held it up for them to read.
Life is a journey, but some are happy to stay safe and close to home and the things they know. They live, love and work in that bubble and if the live to be 100 that is not a hundred years of knowledge but one year of experience repeated 99 times.
It is often said that you can never judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes....
I have lived and worked all over the world, I have a wealth of of International friends many of whom do not share the same faith or belief that I do.
Age is a measure only of time not what you have learnt, some people will go through life with the predudice of their fathers while others will go forth with their hand out to greet all .
I like to think the decisions I make and the advice I give is wise based upon what I have learnt but I am smart enough to know that there are great many people younger and smarter than I will ever be.
The trick is not to let them know I know !!!