We live in a society that reveres youth and tries unstoppably to preserve it as if it were not just a stage of learning. This world seems to be made by and for young adults and other age groups, such as children and the elderly, are increasingly relegated to public spaces, but also to family environments. We have turned a natural and beautiful process like aging into something unworthy that should embarrass us and that we need to postpone and hide.
Respecting and honoring the elderly is also respecting and honoring our own aging process, accepting that the stages end and embracing the future without fear and without complexes, knowing that the time lived is transformed into learning and wisdom. Keep reading: The Six Best School Trip Ideas
Things to learn from elders
Here is a list of seven things we can learn from elders that we undoubtedly need in our day-to-day lives.
- Be patient. The elderly know that impatience is a defect of youth and they have learned to control anxiety and let life flow at their own pace. We definitely need a little of that in our lives.
- You do not need most of the things you think you need. When you have lived many years, you finally understand that most of what seemed indispensable to you, in fact, was absolutely dispensable and what was really important was always before you.
- Spend more time with your family. When you ask an elder what he would do differently if he could live again, the answer is almost always to spend more time with the people he loved during his life. What memories do you want to have at the end of your days? That’s what it is all about.
- Tell your friends that you love them. The elderly have lost many important people and know that the only way to cope is to be certain that these people knew how important they were to them.
- Be kind to yourself. Do not judge yourself so harshly, when you get older you will see that you were not as stupid/ugly/ fat/incapable as you always believed. Do not waste your youth feeling insecure.
- All your problems will look ridiculous one day. One of the best lessons that seniors can give us is that everything that worries us now will seem like a trifle. Remember: time cures everything.
- Do not be afraid of making a fool of yourself. If you want to dance, dance; If you want to sing at full volume, sing. Never let fear stop you. Life is too short to worry about “how we look”, we must live it!
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