Of the 170 I've currently clicked onto ignore, here's what I posted into their internal notes of the random first 31 on the list...
trolling as an anti-Americanageist
disgusting piece of shit
quoted post with gross pic in it
perv really disgusting
keeps posting ass stuff
too often wrong
douche (and curiously this guy came back as another screenname also on ignore also with comment that he seems to be a douche to everyone lol. what a surprise that, huh)ageist scum
just wants to fight
too much ass stuffageist
a perv and total scumbag
non stop ass stuff
always with the ass
guy’s a douche
seems to be a scumbag to everyone (see above lol) also ageist scum
So 6 out of 31 of that part of the ignore list or about 20% of those I click onto ignore are because of their ageist comments.
I'm a good person and there's no reason for me to see that shit. So I just click that onto ignore. It's not even been directed at me except by that hottjoe piece of shit but even when I see these guys do it to others or just make ageist statements in general, I click them onto ignore as soon as I read it. Nothing I'd ever need to see a 2nd time. That's what I think of them: nothing.
Even when we were kids when our political mantra was don't trust anyone over 30, we were never so purposely, personally disrespectful to others as are these scumbags today.
To the study, I've found that to be real true and I've expressed the same on this forum. I'd have added though that the ageism effects str8s too. I've a cousin who struggles with it, though she self-admittedly has vanity issues so where she used to get hit on, now she gets called mam.
I didn't know I had vanity issues in that I always knew I had the look that people wanted to bed and I was generous with that, I had a lot of fun. But when I got older, probably when I hit my mid 50s, instead of heads turning my way, I found eyes averting me and that's when I first noticed my vanity. I had always found heads turning towards me to be slightly embarrassing, but now I found heads turning away really sucked. Suddenly, the having been embarrassed was a blessing.
The part of that little article I really liked was its mention of other aspects of depression, all building on each other, like the AIDS survival guilt it notes. Man, I am so aware of that in me. The 80s/90s were brutal with burying friends.
But beyond survival guilt, there's also the guilt of ageing beyond their years, not just in dealing with AIDS but in all of living and dying. So that when you pass the age of someone you loved but buried, there's another cause of depression along with a little bit of guilt and with even a somewhat perverted longing to be dead too, to be again with those you've loved.
Ageing is not easy. I do not highly recommend it. That whole it get's better campaign, yeah, we just said that to get you through adolescence so you'd live long enough to suffer ageing gay.
Another aspect of depression building on depression I'd add in the gay category, that happens to str8s too but more so with us, is seeing our siblings enjoying their families, raising their kids, when we didn't have that. We didn't have marriage and we didn't have adoption rights. And we didn't have 1000s of years of those institutions supporting that lifestyle and that mindset. And as we head towards our oldest years, on top of all our prior sufferings, we will have no one when we are infirm to protect us.
All that can be super depressing.