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Old age is in my opinion a beautiful thing. To have so much life experience and be able to look back on your life is truly wonderful. Hopefully, when I grow old, I want to look back and see a life full of happiness, love, hardships turned to joy, the bittersweet moments, growth, etc. Basically, a life worth living. What I find so true of most elderly people I know is how they take joy in the small things. Maybe because they forgot to do that when they were younger and not as aware of their growing age. They see that as their bodies are physically declining, they need to make every moment count.
I have an incredible amount of respect for the elderly. I see them as amazing role-models and positive influences in my life. There is SO much to learn from them! I want to glean from everything they have to offer so that I might learn how to make my life count. Seeing what they did right/wrong and learn from their mistakes is invaluable. They’ve seen the world as it has changed from decade to decade and know how the struggles that come with each one grow you spiritually and emotionally.
As a part of the millennial generation, I have many things that they didn’t have back then. We have more freedoms and opportunities that they wish they’d had. In regards to physical things, I actually envy them. We have much more technology and material objects today that they didn’t have back then, which can be a good thing, but I think it made life more simpler and precious when they had less.
I think there’s a problem with today’s view on the elderly. I see that many of the older generation are devalued and not as respected, simply because they’re “up there” in age and possibly not physically or mentally capable of contributing. I personally think that they are a key component to our society today, however inactive some may be. They have the most experience and wisdom out of any of us! Again, we need to learn from them and have open ears to their insight.
My grandparents are so incredibly dear to me. They have been huge examples for me in how to live according to what is true and right and pure. They’ve been through so many hardships, but seeing how they’ve overcome those obstacles is positively incredible. And to see how they have continuously loved and cherished their significant other after so many years together is exactly what I want when I grow old. They’re growing old in the most graceful and admirable way.
I have no idea what it will be like when I’m old. The world will definitely be different, that’s for sure! I just hope that I’ll be like my grandparents, taking joy in my children and grandchildren, and making every moment count while I’m still on this earth. I’m actually really looking forward to eventually having grey hair! It’s a symbol of wisdom, respect and maturity to me.
They were probably very similar to me. Of course, culture has changed since then and life of course looks different for me now than when they were younger. But regarding emotional and teenage problems, they would know generally how I am feeling presently in my age. Again, they have gone through this stage already and are there to help guide me through it in an honorable and loving way.