First listen and then answer the following question: 听录音，然后回答以下问题。
How does the writer liketreat young people?
People are always talking about 'the problem of youth'. If thereone -- whichtake leavedoubt -- then itolder people who create it, not the young themselves. Let us get downfundamentals and agree that the young are after all human beings -- people just like their elders. Thereonly one difference between an old man and a young one: the young man has a glorious future before him and the old one has a splendid future behind him: and maybe thatwhere the rub is. Whenwas a teenager,felt thatwas just young and uncertain -- thatwas a new boy in a huge school, andwould have been very pleasedbe regarded as something so interesting as a problem. For one thing, being a problem gives you a certain identity, and thatone of the things the young are busily engaged in seeking. I find young people exciting. They have an air of freedom, and they not a dreary commitmentmean ambitions or love of comfort. They are not anxious social climbers, and they have no devotionmaterial things. All this seemsmelink them with life, and the origins of things. It's as if they were, in some sense, cosmic beings in violent and lovely contrast with us suburban creatures. All thatin my mind whenmeet a young person. He may be conceited, ill-mannered, presumptuous or fatuous, butdo not turn for protectiondreary cliches about respect of elders -- as if mere age were a reason for respect.accept that we are equals, andwill argue with him, as an equal, ifthink hewrong.
FIELDEN HUGHES from Out of the Air, The Listener
New words and expression 生词和短语
leave n. 允许 fundamentals n. 基本原则 glorious adj. 光辉灿烂的 splendid adj. 灿烂的 rub n. 难题 identity n. 身份 dreary adj. 沉郁的 commitment n. 信奉 mean adj. 吝啬，小气 social climber 追求更高社会地位的，向上爬的人 devotion n. 热爱 cosmic adj. 宇宙的 suburban adj. 见识不广的，偏狭的 conceited adj. 自高自大的 presumptuous adj. 自以为是的，放肆的 fatuous adj. 愚蠢的 cliche n. 陈词滥调