Have you ever had someone tell you that, as an older adult, you can't/shouldn't do something? It can make one feel kind of inadequate. We aren't children; we know our capabilities and boundaries. Some things aren't worth the trouble of arguing over. We might have done the same thing ourselves if we had children or used this tactic on our parents as they grew older. We may be making decisions for others that actually are in our own best interest. Instead of having growth and wellbeing at the forefront, we try to keep others safe, out of harm's way, so we don't have to worry. It makes the other individual feeling stifled and not able to live life to the fullest. There really is no solution for anyone to avoid these situations. The answer might be in having a discussion about it instead of an argument.