Aging is something that we all do from the moment we are born.
I am a firm believer that there is a big difference between aging and getting old.
Aging is a natural process that takes place through out our lives. Getting old, on the other hand, is a frame of mind. It takes place in our minds.
I for one don’t mind aging but I refuse to become old in my thinking.
Unfortunately, in our society we worship youth and all it has to offer. We seem to look through the older generation almost as if they no longer matter or have anything to offer.
It is almost as if the older generation fades into the background until they are no longer noticed or in some cases, actually no longer here.
I find this terribly sad. Partly because I am a part of the older generation, but mostly because I have learned so much from the older and wiser people in my life. They have so many stories to tell and so much wisdom that they can give us.
We just need to stop and realize that we are all aging and someday we will all be a part of the older generation. After all, a forty year old is considered older to a twenty year old. A teen ager is looked up to as so much older to a five year old. See how it works? We are surrounded by older and wiser people no matter what generation we are in.
Next time you see an older person, don’t look through them as if they don’t matter, or as if they are invisible. Look in their eyes, greet them and listen to what they have to say. Maybe just maybe you will hear something that will help you out as you age like the rest of us.
“Enjoy The Process!” Of:
Learning from someone that is older and wiser!