Respect For Older People.

Hello everyone and welcome to another wonderful collaboration with my very good friend Ilona over at https://easydiet.blog and I am sure you are familiar with her great blog already.

Today we often don’t see respect for older people. Many younger people will push their way past older people to get a better spot in line at a checkout, or just to get through a door. I have seen younger people making fun of older people, being rude to them right to their face, laughing at them.

One young woman actually told an older woman, “why don’t you just die so people don’t have to look after you.” So many people think that older people are just useless and no good for society. They don’t consider that these older people used to be young. And young people will soon be old. Why not say a kind word, give a nice smile, say hello. Something so simple can really make their day.

Those days people dont give enough respect to older people. Probably a problem of education again but we don’t see enough young man or girl helping older generation to cross the road when they have difficulties, carry their bags or other simple things.

When it happen it feel exeptionnal, something so wonderfull and rare, just by seeing their reaction. Its supose to be normal. One day it will be us who will be in the need. Who will be a bit week someday, and we will be glad to be surronded by good soul to help us at any corner.

So think about it and do the right thing, teach your kids or your future kids to act that way. To be good and gentle. Older generation deserve all our respect, we don t know their life, their past, what they ve been trought. So even if some seems to be grumpy and have bad character, in the benefit of the doubt. Be good, one day it can be you❤️

Ilona and Steve.

© 2019 Steve McLeod and Ilona Pulianauskaite.

48 Comments on “Respect For Older People.

  1. Lovely post. I can relate to what you guys are saying because I see kids sometimes having no respect for elders. Thank-you for sharing this and putting it out to the world because being kind and respectful is such an important skill a person can have, and certainly the least costly skill a person can have.
    Kindness is simply a way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in this world, and people who respect old people have such a beautiful power within them 💕
    Loved it and good job!
    Xx

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    • Thank you so much for taking the time to read and to leave such a meaningful comment. I agree with you, it is so easy to show a little kindness, yet it means so much to these older people. It is always so nice to see when a younger person will help someone older. Thanks again and have a great day!😃😺

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  2. Good morning Steve 😊 hope you’re having a good Sunday 🌞
    It’s a good topic and it’s really stupid that some people can’t just look around and see that we’ll all grow up! If the respect or lack of it is related to age, it’s enough to look at their parents and grandparents to see that people get old! But I believe it’s a matter of education and character, these people don’t respect anyone not just the old people, they weren’t taught respect and empathy or they simply have an awful character despite their parents attempts, I see sometimes great parents with awful children and it’s really sad
    Hope people will just use their brain and look around, we’ll all get old , nobody will stay young unless they die young! If you live, you will age as simple as that and what goes around comes around, you will be treated the same way you treated others so be careful how you treat people when you feel so young and so powerful! Be very careful
    Have a great day ahead 🌞🌞😊

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    • Good morning Huguette! Thanks for reading and for such a great comment! It’s actually quite amazing to see what happens sometimes and we all get old eventually, things being normal, yet so many young people don’t seem to think that. Those that think old people should die and get out of the way, I wonder if they will say that when they get old? It’s just so sad. You’re right, sometimes parents do try hard yet their kids end up terrible anyway, other parents don’t teach their kids at all. A little kindness and consideration isn’t hard to give but it sure makes a big difference to the older folks. Thanks for stopping by Huguette and I hope you day is going great! it has been raining here lightly for the last 3 hours, which is good, that will help a lot.😃🌧😁

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      • My pleasure always dear Steve and as you said would they think the same when they get old! How rude to want someone to die! What if this someone is your mother or father…so rude
        My day is great thank you 😊 hope the sun will appear after the rain, yes I’m sure a bit of rain always helps 😸😊

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      • Yes, I couldn’t believe when I heard someone say that and the woman she was talking to was only 58 though she did look older because of sickness. Didn’t this young woman have parents or grandparents? Sad. The sun is supposed to appear again later today, but it doesn’t feel too cold at least. Glad your day is going well!😃🌞😺

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      • These people will always exist and they’ll get their karma eventually as I believe
        Glad it’s not too cold and hope it will get better and warmer 🌞🌞😸

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  3. This was a very thoughtful post, so kudos to that.
    And, really what does this mean. “why don’t you just die so people don’t have to look after you.” It is just wrong on so many different levels.

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    • Thank you for your kind words and for reading today! It was a young woman who said this to a lady that was only 58, not what I would consider old, but I guess to the young woman she was old. But we will all get old one day unless we die while still young. Have a great day!🙂

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  4. Good morning Steve. Yes, ageism is sadly common and abuse as well. The concept or mandatory retirement is outdated. It seems like a benefit, but it is a curse, in my opinion. Congratulations on your collaboration. I value them. They enrich us all.

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    • Thank you so much for this Eugenio! I agree, mandatory retirement is not always a good thing. It can be for some but others would like to keep working, otherwise they have nothing to do and they get bored. If people are healthy and want to work they should. Have a great day!😃😺

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  5. There is an old phrase that I like,
    which says “for good mental health, we have to shares moments with an old person, and with children, because we will always learn from them” everyone must respect an older person , because we are all going to age , respect is the most important thing ❤

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  6. Spending some time with old ones we can get their love, knowledge and experience. Youngsters should not underestimate old people, because they have diamonds of life experience!

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    • That is so true, many diamonds to share with us, if we would just take the time to listen. I love to spend time with older people and have learned so much from them and they so enjoy having younger people take an interest in their lives. Thank you for reading and for your great comment today!😃🌞

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  7. Wise words and it is true that the young become old. It happened to me. Older people have great value if time is taken to see their lives and not just be selfish of our own. Spending time with anyone older than ourselves helps us to value what we have can then share with others!

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    • Hi Robert, thanks for reading, for a great comment and for the follow too. All are much appreciated! You are so right, I have learned so much by spending time with older people, they have a lot to share if people would just be willing to take some time with them. I hope you will continue to enjoy it here and have a great day!😃🌞

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    • Thanks for reading and sharing your comment! Yes, I have spent a lot of time with older people, just visiting and helping them, and they are a joy for sure and they do have some fascinating stories to share. Have a great day!😃🌞

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  8. Omg! How younger can say that to older??? So wrong! All younger people should remember one thing that we all will be there. And Karma sees and hears everything, because when young will get old they will get the same treatment. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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    • Thanks for reading Margo! It is amazing what was said, and it’s true, we will all get old and then what will they say? Or will they change their minds then? You are so right. Enjoy your day!🙂😺

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    • Thanks Benjamin for reading and commenting! Sorry it took so long to reply, your comment went to my spam folder. I have to remember to check this every day, my apologies!

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