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With Age Comes Wisdom

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

August 18, 2010

I can't help but think how many times the wisdom of our elders is overlooked today.

It seems too many times the wisdom gained from a life-time of experiences is pushed aside. Not all take time to seek their opinions or advice, and even use the excuse they aren't in tune with today's world or what is mainstream.

Today, I am afraid, too many only think of themselves. I so wish our younger Americans would wake up and cultivate a passion for their elders, and give them the respect they deserve. If families would unplug the TV, start communicating and visiting, much wisdom would be gained. One thing I can't tolerate, is the lack of respect the younger folks give to those who have paved their way, and I have seen it in all ages. What they forget is that wisdom, according to Webster, "is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. It is good to note, too, that someday, they will be in their shoes.