Do you respect old people?

Denmark
November 8, 2006 7:08am CST
i sometimes tend to get annoyed sometimes,and then i regret it..i just feel that old people should have their own peacefull and quiet place to stay,hang out,be with one anohter,share stories...youngsters have their lifes too and it's hard to mix them always..i always speak respectfully with older people but some of them take that for granted and consider us inferior,because we are young and unexperienced and that bothers me also...but i always try to picture my grandma in every old lady i see on the street because mine died and i regret that i wasn't there next to her enough...
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 06
I do but it is getting now that older People don't respect the younger anymore and that is bad
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• Denmark
8 Nov 06
yess,that is excatlty what i mean....they tend to think they are superior to us and that they know it all,while we know nothing
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@wynna1 (1291)
20 Nov 06
I think its just right to respect the elderly. You lose nothing if you show some respect with them no matter what they are, at least you've done your part and thats what really matter. And of course everybody's happy :-)
• India
8 Nov 06
you really are heart on fire. you pointed out an issue that old people,should & must be respected.it is not a matter of chance that if one feels in days & share feelings with old,it should be the duty of every man that he from his heart,inner desire should respect them,help them. make every old people feel that he/she is the part of our own family.they are the one who can help us choose the right path in every field whatsoever. one shold move ahead in this movement of making world a better place for aged & old people,so that they could live a peaceful live . it is only their blessings that will work for you. SO RESPECT,LOVE,CATER EVERY AGED-OLD PERSON. IT IS THEAPPEAL FROM AN INDIAN TO EVERY MEMBER ON MYLOT. THANK YOU
@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
8 Nov 06
Yes...I do...but sometimes they can make it difficult. Some older people are just mean...and hard.
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• Denmark
8 Nov 06
yes,that is what i said also..i respect them and do my best to show them that but it never seems to be enough
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@chikku (673)
• India
8 Nov 06
I am a person who likes to interact and be friends with people of all ages. That makes me friendly with old people as well. And i think most of them deserve my respects because of the fact that they are full of knowledge and wisdom that they are more than willing to share with us. Though there are some old people who take it for granted and misuse it, generally they are very nice and deserve full respect from us youngsters.
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• Denmark
8 Nov 06
yes,we should not generalise but they shouldn't either because they consider any young person same as others from his generation,and we are all different...
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
8 Nov 06
Respect cuts both ways but if you shut old people away in some quiet place they loose touch with life. Old people get stimulation through interaction with all ages. They want to pass on their experience in life but the world has changed so much that often their own experiences are not relevant. So if young people get impatient with them and old people become rude. Keep on respecting old people and your grandma will smile upon you wherever she is now.
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• Denmark
8 Nov 06
thanks for your last phrase..as for the rest,i agree with you and we should give it a thought,cause you might be right..but,on the other hand,from my own experience,no matter how much you try to treat old people with the respect and atitude that you are supposed to,and also try to explain some things about us,the youngsters,they refuse any argument that is not theirs,and they still like to think that the life they lived as youngsters was better,and ours is totally outrageous
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@chukwudi (1100)
• Nigeria
12 Nov 06
yes i respects them a lot for their life the have lived so far thinking when i will be old like them.
• Denmark
14 Nov 06
i only hope i will be a nice old lady when i grow old:)
• Denmark
14 Nov 06
i only hope i will be a nice old lady when i grow old:)
• Denmark
14 Nov 06
i only hope i will be a nice old lady when i grow old:)
• India
8 Nov 06
yes obviously!
• Denmark
14 Nov 06
why is it so obvious?:P
• Denmark
14 Nov 06
why is it so obvious?:P
• Denmark
14 Nov 06
why is it so obvious?:P
@disvachic (10121)
• United States
8 Nov 06
no doubt,i always have and always will.
@disvachic (10121)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I was raised by my granm and i dont want nobody disrespect her so i would never disrespect an older person
• Denmark
8 Nov 06
yes,i was raised by my grandma also
@sweetuk (590)
• United States
8 Nov 06
i do respect them and getting same from them too
• Denmark
15 Nov 06
it's great when this happens
• Denmark
15 Nov 06
it's great when this happens
@Al3xius (1778)
• Romania
20 Nov 06
I always respect old peoples. When i see an old lady on the street she reminds me of my grand mother that i loved so much and she passed away. I always try to help the old persons when they cross the street or when they can`t carry something or when they have other problems. :(
• Denmark
21 Nov 06
i did that also one time,helped an old lady carry her bags and i got late for school hehe:)
@foodle (94)
18 Nov 06
yeah, i do,
• Denmark
19 Nov 06
ok....
@ras0314 (458)
• Taiwan
14 Nov 06
Yep I do
• Denmark
18 Nov 06
ok,short and sincere:)
• India
12 Nov 06
Nice topic friend...yeah its our duty to respect them....ther blessings r necessary for us everytime to lead a happy life....
• Denmark
12 Nov 06
agree
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Older people are the core for memeories that few people carry. Try to remember, times are so different, and they have a hard time understanding young people today. Maybe it is because we are too impatient when they try, and we push them away........
• Denmark
9 Nov 06
i think they don't have the patience to try to understand us and they only consider thatif we are different we are also bad
@nooreldin (471)
• Kuwait
9 Nov 06
of course I do, we all should..I mean don't we like to be respected when we get old?
• Denmark
9 Nov 06
everyone wants to be respected,old,young,mature...we should all respect each others:)
• Netherlands
8 Nov 06
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I try to be respectful of them, but when I was in Prague I couldn't stand them. They were nastey and rude and would push you out of the way. Luckily they are not like that heer so I can return to being nice to them.
• Denmark
8 Nov 06
yessss that is exactly what i am talking about also..in my country,old people are very ruud,they actually push you out of their way,offend you for no reason,and always commment any gesture of yours..i once heard an old lady on the street how she was talking alone as she passed 2 girls that were wearing short skirts..i find that ruud
8 Nov 06
Yes I am a nurse and i care for the elderly, You just have to remember that it is going to be you one day........old I believe the saying .....treat people on how you would like to be treated yourself. Just remember that it will be our turn one day.
• Denmark
8 Nov 06
i know i will take their place some day,the only thing i wish for is that i willbe a kind gently old lady,and not a mean and arogant one..
• United States
8 Nov 06
We will all be old some day so we must remember to respect our elderly. After all they probably do know more than we do. they have seen more and have been around longer than us. Some day we will be them, how do you want to be treated?
• Denmark
8 Nov 06
yes but they were young also,they should take that into consideration also..they lived their lifes..we will live ours too,and gain wisdom also,they don't need to remind us everyday that they are wiser,they should try to help and opiniond and give advices when they can..but also let us learn from our own mistakes..thats the best way of learning,from our own experience,not others
@surya3331 (693)
• India
8 Nov 06
Yes I respect the elders only if they stick to their limits. If they cross their i will not spare them.
• Denmark
8 Nov 06
yes,that is exactly what i do also
@kannmani (362)
• India
20 Nov 06
YES I DO RESPOND TO THE OLD PEOPLE