Just so you know, if you call old people elders, then you have been mentally trained to respect old people.
That’s just how it works guys!
Not senior citizen, or old person.
I don’t know why, but people these days just don’t seem to respect those who are older than them.
You see pranks pulled on the oldest of the old, while the young people are just out there watching…
I know because I used to be one of those people, let me give you guys a flashback…
A long, long time ago, I used to live in this crazy apartment complex.
It was weird, but it was also pretty cool.
Like when you stepped outside the door of my old place, there would be this huge hill I would sometimes roll down from.
But, it was pretty diverse…
I mean there were Mexicans, Lebanese, Liberians, and so on…
So…anyway, there was this old man that would always talk to himself very loudly…
And it would happen every single morning.
I definitely knew for sure that he WAS NOT speaking English, which made it hard to understand what he was saying.
That man’s daughter was one of my friends at school, but I was afraid to ask her about her dad’s daily routine.
And me and my brother would just look and laugh at him.
Not in his presence, but when we’re inside and knew that we’re safe, we would just poke fun at that elderly dude.
But, after I would make fun of that guy, I would immediately regret it.
I would have thoughts like:
” He didn’t do anything to me, so why am I poking fun at him?”
” He is an elder, so why aren’t I treating him like one?”
My parents have always told me that I should respect my elders.
And they’re totally right.
For us to be the children of bold souls, who were willing to go to another country with different people, and tell us that…
Of course we should believe them!
Our elders have been through more struggle and experiences than anyone else, right?
I’m from a culture that has elders who absolutely love to tell oral stories, and I’m personally a huge fan of them.
They can give us some advice on certain aspects of life that they have been through, and maybe entertain us with their old sense of humor.
And who doesn’t like humor?
Umm… What time is it?
I want you guys to tell an elderly person(or people) that you REALLY appreciate them.
Trust me, that will make their day.
It is due when you submit it in the comments.
REMEMBER: I am ALWAYS watching you. 😉
The message I’m trying to convey to you guys is to respect your elders.
If you’re a son or daughter of immigrants, you have to know that elders are a big deal in the family.
With all this Social Security, and Medicare stuff, it is finally time to think about our elderly NOW!
“Anything that we can do to improve the lives of elderly people is welcome so far as I’m concerned.”
Always remember to stay positive!
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