We all learn from each other every day, but what would you do if you could ask those that have lived longer, more experienced lives than you what to expect? Here are nine things we learn from the “elderly” (whatever that means), and why these are the most important things of life.
The more a person sees of the world, the more they come to realize how varied are the people who live in it, and to accept their differences
Older people are the ultimate survivors. It takes strength to get this far.
The older a person gets, the less of a damn they give about what other people think. It’s a skill worth studying.
Old people are experts at waiting. They’ve been doing it a long time.
Age brings perspective like nothing else. Live long enough, and find out the things that really matter to you.
Old people are full of them. War stories; love stories; stories of everyday magic. And stories are the lifeblood of the human race, linking us all together.
Because it takes courage to grow old with grace
Because the more of the rest of the world you see, the less important you consider yourself.
Because the longer you live, the more reasons you find to be grateful for your life. So be grateful for yours.