Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What You Can Teach To Elders

Have you ever been in a situation wherein you are left alone at home with your grandparents? How would you describe the experience? Typically, we teenagers would find it boring and uninteresting, yet we do not know that talks with our grandpa and grandma could be fun and sensible even for us youth. With more than just big hugs and wet kisses form our grandparents, we also usually receive clamors and dull talks about life lessons. But did you know that through these small talks, we can teach the elderly something from our generation? Yes, though packed with experiences, the elderly can still learn from us youth.

The youth can teach the elders the hip and relevant happenings of this generation. For instance, talking about youth activities with your grandparents raises up their enthusiasm and energy. Chatting about things like sports, shopping, fashion statements and the like, can really get them going. Old people tend to be more attentive than you think, a piece of information not common to us youth.

The youth can also teach the elderly how to live life once more, to revive and rekindle their lost feelings and emotions. Old people are stagnant in their stage of life right now. They are usually contented and happy about settling down, regardless of what is happening in the outside world. What we can do is very simple. We can play games with them, talk with them our own experiences. We must show them how to be happy in their perspective, so they can have a fruitful life in the coming years.

Impossible as it seems, old people cannot grow young. So it is up to us to show them how to enjoy whatever our generation has to offer. After all, we owe them our lives. If it weren't for them, we wouldn't be here in this world. So with all these said and done, let us be the teachers of this generation. Let us impart our knowledge not only to them coming generation, but also to the generations before us. Let us be the frontiers of it all.

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