Riddle: You’re never too old to learn. What is the contradictory proverb?
It’s pretty obvious what “you’re never too old to learn.” But let us explain it anyways. It means that it is possible to learn new things, regardless of your age. The antonym for that proverb is “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Can you guess what that means?
Well, it means that it is impossible to change people’s habits, traits, or mindset. People tend to be more devoted to their beliefs and ideas as they grow older. That’s probably why it is easier for young children to learn new things whereas adults and elders are more fixated on their ingrained views.
Answer: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.