People tend to only pay attention to the nuances of things in their immediate sphere of awareness. Consider that teenagers see only four general ages: young kids, teens, 20 – 30, and old. There’s lots of nuance in the teen area right around them, but generally everyone over 30 is just…old. And old is not relevant, so you’re pretty much invisible to them.
It’s nearly impossible to communicate with someone who doesn’t want to listen. It can be done, but you have to hit the nail squarely on the head, and unless you are one of the target audience you are speaking to it’s extraordinarily difficult.

Jennifer Love Hewitt is considered old from the perspective of a teenager

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