In recent years, there has been a steady decline in societal values and respect for older folks. Generation gaps are not new, and youth ignore sound advice because they need to learn it for themselves. Digital technology has enabled the young in many ways, and they see the aged as incredibly out of touch for not being raised in technology. Disregarding the wisdom of those of higher age may be a dumb mistake.
On an online forum, someone asked people aged 50 +: What’s something you genuinely believe young people haven’t realized yet but could enrich their lives or positively impact their outlook on life?
Here are the most helpful responses.
1. Valuable Relationships Require Hard Work
Treat your marriages and significant relationships with the respect they deserve so that they are fun, make the tough times more manageable, and endure. The happiest partnerships get into arguments. Find ways to resolve conflict, be supportive, and re-harmonize with each other. Avoid judgments that can be destructive and destroy your relationship. Instead, learn to overcome things that cause you to argue and return to your comfort zone.
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