What does it mean to be ‘old’? It means that you, as an older person was born in a different generation as the younger and more ‘new’ generation. That’s it. It means, you have lived for a long time and should be proud of that, never ashamed.
It does not mean, that you are weak or crippled. It especially does it mean, that you should be treated without respect. I think, to reach that stage in life is a wonderful thing. You have lived your whole life, or a great portion of it, with wonderful journeys and experiences along the way. I can only imagine the stories you have to share and to tell.
Honestly, I think to be told from an elder that ‘everything is going to be okay’ and ‘you’ll do just fine.’ Is a beautiful gift, one that you cant buy with cash.
Regardless of what age you are at right now i’m sure many of you have stories to tell your friends and family. Whether you are a teen, a young adult or an adult you’ll develop stories along the way of well..life. So imagine all of the stories that your elders have bottled up inside of them. Think about how wonderful it would be for them to be able to share their stories to the younger kids and let them know that everything will be okay.
So don’t feel old simply because somebody is young. I just hope to spread that it’s not a shameful thing to ‘be old’. You are wise, you have a story. Tell those who are following the same path to not make the same mistakes. Guide them, teach them, let them know that everything is going to be okay.
[Subway sketches with black ball point pen]