I Love it!!!!!!! and..So True!
I Miss My Grandmother...one of the wisest women I have ever known...
I hope my grandchildren (when that day comes) love me as much as we loved our Granny~
Yes, what knowledge is lost when we don't sit and listen!
NICE!!! I love the young folks in our Scottish Clan,my neighborhood and many from the gym. They are respectful and polite and then I read about the young "thugs" that rob from the elderly because they feel they are entitled...... I enjoy visiting with elderly folk too. My DA is 94,so I'm around him every day.....good for the Elderly Gent here!! At our gatherings and Scottish Fest,we all camp together,talk,young,olde alike....Its great.....
To sit together, young and old, telling stories of life and fun!
I remember sitting under my Daddy's chair and listening to the men talk. Much more fun than listening to the women. I have stories that I only learned about when my mother came to live with us after my dad died. And, I have since done as much of my family genealogy as I can. In my opinion people really can't know themselves until they know who and where they came from.
If you look at TV and the way the schools have "raised" the kids you will see where the lack of respect comes from. I have noticed a lot of that on PS from the younger ones. And I have seen some of that in my own grandkids; but usually they are respectful to me.
And that's the way it should be with the older generation. I remember my grandpa, but only had one living grandparent while growing up. We moved away from him when I was 8 and only visited once a year.
I think the original message was the automatic disrespect for anyone a lot older. They aren't as pretty, don't move so fast and are fair game for some mouthy kids. Most kids are very nice to older people...but have no clue that they can teach them anything. Since I live in a large city I hear more and more about young people breaking into older people's home, beating them and stealing from them. Simply mouthy disrespect eventually moves on to real violence. And, a lot, not all, don't know what the previous generation accomplished and don't care. History is relevant to everyone. Everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn.
Well, we appreciate your consideration for others.
However, we are not speaking of you but a general consensus from folks who have seen things change in their lifetime.
Remember, we did not have cell phones, remote controls, cable did come within our lifetime, computers were not in every home and when I was young we only had one TV.
I am curious how many, under 30, could handle a week without their cells, i-Pads, E-readers, laptops and so on. No use of credit cards or debit cards. It would be an interesting study for Sociology.
NegNickthePessimistic, what would your observations be regarding those around your age?
Oh, and I do not understand why people must retype a statement. I am being serious. I have only begun to see this formatting within the last few years. Why do you do that?