Ageist! Some of us old farts agree with what you are saying. Don't make the mistake of thinking that just because you are younger you have all the good ideas and everyone over 50 is "coffin ready".
Youth is not a virute it is a state of being that will change before you know it, whatever your age it is what is in your head that matters.
Perhaps your Dad is ahead of the game; the 50s retro look is coming back.