Window 265 – Cherish your elders

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“When our elders are not cherished and respected a gap forms between generations and the unity of family diminishes.”

Those who are above us in age should be our mentors and not cast aside, their experiences and knowledge have brought us all to where we are today and they hold great wisdom and insight that is valuable to the well being of our future.

When we put our electronic devices above humanity for our teaching, we lose the depth of connection between physical beings and it is that connection that is the source for staying united.

Each of us will be an elder one day, so imagine how you would feel to be disregarded, disrespected and unaccepted because you do not update like the applications on an electronic device.

Growing older should not lessen the value of a person; aging should be valued greatly and be just as blessed as a birth of a child.  Cherish those above you in age and learn what you can from them, and cherish what you learn.

~ WOW~

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10 thoughts on “Window 265 – Cherish your elders

  1. I respect this sentiment. Being from India, I can very well relate to the context. Yes, we sometimes, feel that we are much ahead in thinking and time to our elderly members. But I guess, many a time, it is proved that we are ignorant about the fact that wisdom does come from richer experiences. And the wisdom is either lived or learned from elders. I live in a joint family culture and I recognize how important the connection between grand parents and children is. A child is grown better, much better, in the shadow of his grand parent. In spite of generation gap and difference of opinion, there is a bridge that connects people of all generations. Let’s not forget that all our elderly need is the sense of belongingness. That feeling which shows them that they are cared, valued and WANTED.

    I thank my friend for bringing up this utterly important topic.

    And my message to all the readers is: JUST LOVE YOUR ELDERS and feel the wonders this love can bring in turn.

    God Bless,

    Purnima

    • Thank you so much for sharing your insight and thoughts on this topic.. I agree with everything you said. It is good to see that others feel the same. All of us will be in their shoes one day and I think people forget that.

  2. Absolutely, and they can share such wisdom or just wonderful stories from their time. They can teach you also valuable lessons. They do deserve respect and love we wouldn’t be anything without our elderly parents.

  3. Yes, we should respect our elders. But elders too need to act in a way deserving of respect. Simply being alive longer does not equate to experience or having truly lived. Nor does it mean we have learned the right lessons from life. I see too many people my age (around the half-century mark) and older acting like fools, yet blaming those younger for treating them as fools. Too often I have seen more maturity and greater wisdom from people in their teens, twenties, and thirties, than from people in their forties, fifties, sixties, and seventies. If young people are disrespectful, it is because WE taught them to be. The second half of the 20th century seems to have stunted our intellectual and spiritual growth. May our children grow up more and raise their own children better than we did. Respect all and conduct oneself in a way truly deserving of respect.

    • Thoughts alone, I totally see where you are coming from and agree with you… I was coming from a place of not casting aside our elders like they are nothing, but you brought up a great point too. My main thoughts were that the younger generation does not seem to have the basic respect for adults at all, it is sad to see. thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!

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