Don't - I G N O R E - senior c i t i z e n s..

@busybee10 (3192)
India
April 29, 2011 12:17pm CST
Senior Citizens are ignored in this world for several reasons.... Seniors what do you say..?? Youngsters - you are here only because of - SENIOR's. Remember a day will come when you also will be considered a Senior Citizen. Youngsters what do you say..?? Please share your valuable thoughts...
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@peavey (15808)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Maybe the question is "why are senior citizens ignored"? And I'd say the answer is that youth is incredibly arrogant. That's not a slam because I was once one of them! The fact is that when one is young, health is forever, money will increase, true fulfillment is just around the corner and nobody is really evil. At least that's what you believe. As you age, you realize that you cannot continue to abuse your body without serious health consequences, money comes and goes regardless of how well you've prepared, there is never a complete fulfillment that is permanent unless it's in God and the world holds many truly evil people who think nothing of crushing whoever is in their way. All of this to say that age brings wisdom, but youth "despises wisdom", preferring rather to live in a "now" world without ever thinking that what they do now will affect their tomorrows greatly.
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@busybee10 (3192)
• India
7 May 11
[b]Yes, this is the question which really troubles me,Hence was interested to know weather it is there in your country also.. I appreciate your transparency in good and positive thoughts... Thanks for your kind response...[/b]
• United States
29 Apr 11
Absolutely everyone no matter what age they are deserves up most respect. I myself will not forget that some day I too will be a senior.
@busybee10 (3192)
• India
7 May 11
Yes if this is realised then I feel that we shall be likving in a good society..But how is the situation of elders in your country..???
• United States
7 May 11
In my surrounding neighborhood we live in we see a great deal of elders and might I say they are very well taken care of by their families. I live in a really nice neighborhood whereas many are very kind and I can see that they care a lot about their families. As any other place I am sure the elders in many areas do not get the respect they deserve. I do like my community though because it is very family oriented.
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
Respect for the elders specially senior citizens cause all of us would be one someday.
@busybee10 (3192)
• India
9 May 11
Yes,one should learn this and continue.But the present days are changed and many ignore the elders. I appreciate your thoughts...and thanks.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Senipor citizens deserve our respect and they have earned it. ignoring them isa sign of disrespect and it is not something we should admonish. Paying homage to to our dear senior citizens of this world is something that we should encourage.
@busybee10 (3192)
• India
7 May 11
Good and positive thoughts...that should be the aim of every one but only matured and good conduct people do this.I came across several children who ill treat their parents - which made me to write this so as to know how is life in your country.
@GardenGerty (93699)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Apr 11
I am very close to being a Senior citizen. I agree that some people do not give the respect that seniors do, but others do.All people need respect.
@busybee10 (3192)
• India
7 May 11
[b]Happy for sharing such a transparent message of getting close to be a senior citizen.I can understand how muuch you have sacrificed your personal enertainment in your l.ife to make the children grow.. Yes as you say some respect and some not. I feel the immatured do this of not respecting the elders..!![/b]
@shibham (17025)
• India
7 May 11
Hi.. I dont think that all youngsters are ignoring senior citizens. There are a few number of them who seem indecent to seniors but a huge number of youngsters are still respect seniors as we have yet to learn from them. Have a nice day.
• India
30 Apr 11
Well there are many seniors also in the world which doesn't deserve respect and attention. Do a serial killer, terrorists who when turn senior are eligible for attention and respect? So the thread topic applies only to few and not all. Yes you are right that we all should respect the one who deserves them, because you never know what you will face when you get old.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
30 Apr 11
Anyone ignoring senior citizens? Who says we are ignoring senior citizens. In my country, we are focusing on the greying population. There are many things we do to help senior citizens become independent. Who are those helping out? The juniors, or youngsters in a way, fortunately.
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
Hi! I have my fullest respect to our elders. I consider them as my own grandparents. I really have heart to them. Its hurtful to see that many of them are taken for granted. I hate stories that theyve left alone in a nursing home, not receiving visits for months even years. Whew!
@josegund (60)
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
i respect senior citizens..i would be like them someday..we just hope seniors will be treated nicely by others
@ofabiania (421)
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
i believe that we should take credit to our elders.. like what you have stated, they are the reasons why we are here.. it pains me to see many old people being neglected..
@oninomar (506)
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
I give them the right respect they must gain from us, as young generation. I don't want someday when I become a senior citizen I also want to be treated well and being respect by others.
@jojo732 (295)
30 Apr 11
Hi busybee10 There are elders who ignore and are disrespectful to younger people and vice-versa. If you offer your seat on a busto a senior person, and they do not even say thank you or even give a smile to say thank you,the young person will think..wow how rude that senior person was,and next time will ignore another senior who needs to sit down,because of the ignorance of the previous senior,all I am trying to say is that there are things younger people can learn from seniors,and things that seniors can learn from youngsters..I hope this makes sense..it's still quite early here I am not completely awake yet... Have a great weekend.. jojo732