When You Are Old Enough


How old is old enough?

How old is too old?

And just how old is okay?

Many feel very uneasy when confronted with people asking the above questions.

The old folks don’t always welcome us; they claim we don’t quite understand them.

The youngsters always seek ways to keep us at bay; they claim we are too old to understand.

Then there are those of the some age group; they claim we don’t speak their language and they don’t speak ours.

Somehow sometimes we feel out of place when mixing with people.

We don’t share the common languages, behaviors, affection, ideas, visions, values, or beliefs.

Instead of living in peace and harmony, we prefer to stay away, to remain aloof, or to keep a distance.

Instead of tolerating and learning from one another, we seek strife and conflict.

Everyone is different; we are made to be different.

Everyone has their own ideas; we are endowed with intelligence and ideas.

Some of us may not understand well the older people because of our lack of experience.

Some of us may not understand well the younger generation because of the changing world and regulations.

But we do understand them.

And one day we will know.

It just needs a little time, patience and understanding, and some perseverance.

Maybe sometimes later we will understand.

So how old is old enough? And how old is too old? Or how old is too young?

Many do know; they are nodding their heads.......

Follow the heart......

Take things easy......

Talk less and listen more......

Smile a little, laugh a little, relax and follow along......

Get involved in the conversation when necessary, but don’t dominate and ruin the conversation......

Do hang around and mix well......

And so come the helpful advices......

Don't worry......

Somehow you will know...... when you are old enough.

I smile, rather ruefully to myself......

2 comments:

Debby Small said...

This post came out on my birthday!

reanaclaire said...

hello..good morning to you.. this post reminds me of how precious our days are..