Just because we are old ….Why is it that after someone passes a certain age things change so dramatically ? 1 minute we are capable , helpful , intelligent , needed , wanted , then almost the very next minute we are suddenly unwanted, a nuisance , stupid , unable to think , unable to do anything ? I could give more examples but you get my drift , I can remember a time when these people were respected and if advice was needed would be the first to be asked , and more often than not could teach the younger generation a few things they need to know , and it was accepted and used . When someone needed something or some help it used to be that the young would ask the older person first and be glad to have their help . Older people would be only too happy to help as it made them feel wanted and made them feel a part of the family or the community , it was a good feeling and one to be cherished .
Today we see sadly the total opposite , older people now seem only to be around to be made fun of and laughed at , made the butt of so many jokes it is heartbreaking . There is not a day goes by any more that there is no jokes about old people , or cartoons or something else that belittles them. Faceache alone has streams of what we call ” Old People Jokes ” it is almost never ending , some I will admit are very funny but way too many are just rude and crude . The never ending stream of them just shows how much things have changed and that there is now no respect whatever for older people. Just walking around places like shopping centres or malls or anywhere where there are lots of people and if you look at the younger ones you can see by the look on the faces of the younger ones just what they think of older people , it is just so appalling because it is so real and so obvious .
So when , where and why did we let this happen ? When did respect your elders get dropped and this attitude of lets hate older people begin ? Somewhere somehow it all fell apart but no one seems to have even noticed much less care that it has happened , nor be inclined to do anything constructive to stop it and put things to rights again. The only reasons I can see for this terrible state of affairs is when way back then suddenly the governments of the day the world over said to parents , you will not discipline your children. If you do that you are violating their human rights , how so ? Even the Bible says spare the rod and spoil the child , so if you do not give them a little discipline when needed how do they learn what to do or what not to do or to have respect ? Obviously I am not talking overdoing it but just the right amount enough to teach the child. This is what this insidious and evil Political Correctness has done and not just in this country but the world over , and the end result is now that young people think they know it all and do not need older people at all any more , so lets just make fun of them.
Gone are the days when youngsters came to grand parents and asked for help or just to be with them , these days you hardly ever hear from them as that family bonding has long since broken down , owing to the new out look the young ones have of older ones. These days they have so many gadgets and things to do what we used to do the ” hard ” way , yeah doing things that way was a bit harder but it was more fun and we got out of the house more. Young people want to know something now it is ok lets get on the internet it knows everything we don’t need to ask any one else . Sadly this is very true and only serves to make older people feel more and more unwanted and not needed .
Not only this but all of a sudden it seems to be the way of things that old people who have raised families , worked till they dropped , pioneered so much , are suddenly perceived to be incapable of doing even the most basic things , things they have done all their lives , and would be only too willing to help out if asked . the utter contempt the young seem to have for the elderly is just beyond belief , yet they never seem to stop and think that they would not even be here , nor would there be so many wonderful things if it was not for the older people . Where do they think it all came from ? The Sky ? Where they should be thanking the older ones all they do is ridicule it is just so wrong , there are a few , not too may though that do actually care , but they are few and far between . So much for our ” enlightened ” society for my part you can keep it thanks …
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