Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Joie De Vivre, Wisdom & Fun: The Older Lot Has It !

Hang out with the older lot, and watch your worries wash away.

First of all, I don't want to be too blunt, but by older lot, I mean the over 70's crowd.
Most of us " younger lot " tend to have the attitude that we know it all. Listening or spending time with anyone resembling an elderly person is avoided by so many.

But, Yet and Why would we be so silly ? Where else do we get our wisdom about life from ? We won't get it from our peers or someone younger than us. I mean, they themselves are going through their life garnering wisdom.

Look, I know that not everyone in the older crowd is a perfect source of wisdom, but at least you'll hear some fun life stories. We tend to think that whatever hardship or problems we may have right now, has only ever been experienced by us and that only we can find the answers....

Let's face it, anyone over the age of 70 has had the whole barrage of problems life tends to throw at us:

  • Problems with relationships ? They instantly can tell you the traits & qualities that are vital in a partner. And that it all will work out perfectly .
  • Shortage of money ? What do you think...they are the masters of coping with that sort of thing ! Again, they will tell you that it will all come right.
  • Loosing your job...even though its hard, they'll tell you that most things will work out in the end.

Of course the most important point about spending time with someone older, is that they have such fun stories in their reportoire. Sometimes, I tend to think that they might have had a more fun and better life quality, without all the modern gadgets we think are needed to have a life.

Do yourself a favour, and spend some time with an older family member...or if that is not possible, go and visit a Retirement Home. There you will find Joire De Vivre, Wisdom & Sheer fun in abundance. Have an hour or two there and feel the weight of worry lift of your shoulders !

And, guess what ? You will make someones day and that is a win-win situation all around.

Biggi