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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Respect Your Elders

As I kid, when I would get frustrated with something an adult said or did my grandmother would always say to me, "Honey, you must respect your elders." Although I couldn't quite understand having more respect for someone just because they were older, she didn't say it in a commanding way, in fact I think the addition of the word honey made it sound sweet and definitely something I could accomplish. The reason I have so much respect for older people is my close relationship with this wonderful woman. She would teach me , " a little bit about a lot of things," something she would say when I told her that I thought she knew everything.At this point I don't even question my respect and admiration for older people. I embrace it and use this blog as a forum to show how cool and relevant we can be in our advancing years. Respect your elders has taken on a new meaning and extending beyond manners to a true appreciation of the beauty, creativity, style and vitality that remains alive and advances as we age.

4 comments:

ljkc said...

Brava! You are a dear heart <3... or as my Mom-mom would say, "a lover-heart". ;)

xo

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

And the beautiful part is...we will all be there someday!

Onika said...

I have to tell you that is my favorite style blog by far. Everyday I a stylish older man or woman and smile because I am inspired by someone who I may not have have noticed in that way before. Thank You!

r l n ! said...

Right on target, Ari. i'm 54 and i'm not yet claiming that title "elderly" but i do agree about respecting the older generation -- because they have a large store of knowledge and actual experience to share with anyone willing and receptive and open to learning -- one who doesn't claim to know it all.

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