I am curious to hear people's opinions on this topic.
Is this an inherently good and moral ideology?
Is it even good advice?
Does it actually have anything to do with morality?
Why is it such a universal concept?
I would argue that it should be dependent on the "elder" entirely, and that it does not have anything to do with morality. I think that everyone deserves a level of respect congruent with their actions. I understand that "elders" represent the wiser and more experienced members of a society and that it can be wise to take their advice, and seek their help with issues. I also understand that they can easily be as wrong as me on any topic. Experience does not automatically equate to useful experience, just as advice is not always good.
I am honestly curious about other's opinions though, as I am in the process of questioning every belief and value that I have. My aim is to objectively evaluate my values and beliefs and remove anything that is based solely on my past religious beliefs or societal beliefs that are based on the same.