Before the “Industrial Revolution” one’s status went up with one’s age:
When a product was new it was good:
when it was old it was no good.
This attitude transferred to people.
So much has chenged for the better in my life time but our cultural norms and attitudes are making all life extinct.
I still believe there is hope for the ecology because the majority of the younger generation are aware and care.
Have a great day and respect your elders
–as well as other life forms