So I was at the Arsenal game the other night, when Wenger's "young guns" demolished an experienced Sheffield United side (6-0 in case you didn't catch the headlines). The average age of the Arsenal team was 19 (vs. 27 for their more experienced visitors from the Championship league), with one of their goal scorers just 16.
Now to me this shows a clear advantage for the raw talent of the younger team despite the superior experience of their opponents. True, had Arsenal conceded an opening goal, their confidence may not have been as high and the scoreline might have be somewhat different.
So I got thinking - what if this same rule were to apply in other areas of our lives....
...would Duke of Edinburgh work experience students be telling their bosses how to run their companies? (in the case of management consultancies, it often is the case that recent undergrads are advising seasoned senior execs on key strategic decisions)
...would patients, having done a bit of internet research, be telling their doctors what their diagnoses should be? (patients are already demanding doctors provide them with treatment as demonstrated in some tv advert)
...would bright students be challenging their teachers? (the best teachers do often change their thinking if appropriately challenged)
Now if only babies could change their own nappies and feed themselves...