Some of the things older people can teach you include:
How to say no.
How to live life to the fullest without ruining your reputation.
How to love yourself, warts and all.
How to love your wrinkles.
How to never retire (at least, if you’re having so much fun, you don’t want to).
How to slow down and appreciate life.
How to accept those few extra pounds or kilos.
How to treat your own body with more respect.
How not to sweat the small stuff and to take a more philosophical approach to life.
Finding ways to respect and honor older people is often a pathway to better understanding and acceptance of your own concerns and ideas about aging. Learning about the ways other people have coped with growing older can give you greater insight into taking better care of yourself now and realizing that with old age often comes great new opportunities and a wiser self.
Carrying around a chip on your shoulder at how good previous generations had it? By asking people from earlier generations than your own about the past, your ideas of life being easier back then or of them “getting all the breaks” will often be changed dramatically. Communication between generations is an important part of respecting one another and learning instead of assuming….;…
(I like spending time with my grandmother, she has so much wisdom) I am dis-interesed in people who judge according to age, no matter what that age is. Grow up!