This is what I mean about adolescent mindset. Our middle aged folk mentally think they are young and complain about the "elders " who are hogging up the limelight.
You are the "elder" now. You are not deferring authority to a 70 year old, but to a peer.
Now you are bollocking someone of the same age, in fact you don't have authority to them because they are not your elder and you can support the youngsters.