Do you know an old person? Why is that person important?

grandparent/elderly - Grandparents are the special person in my life.
Philippines
November 13, 2009 4:51am CST
My grandparents is the closest person I know of since they visit me every weekends. On the holiday like Christmas and New year eve we get together they give us gifts and comfort their grandchildren. My grandparents are important because of their guidance and value they taught about life, I could not become what I am in my life without their guidance. How about, Do you know an old person who is important to you? Kindly shares your experience with them and their contribution to your life? Thanks
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@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
19 Nov 09
I dun think there's anybody, except for my parents, at this moment?? haha =D I have to admit that i din learn anything much from my grandparents when they are alive, as i dun see them often, and not as close to them.. THus, other than my parents, it has got to be my frenz, as majority of my frenz are older than me, and i tend to blend in well with them, as compared to frenz of my own age or younger than me.. haha =D
• Philippines
20 Nov 09
hi kun, well..even though you have no older relatives other than your parents you could still rely on your old friends for advices as they have wisdom.. though, it is still best to use you own judgment in any decisions you need to undergo in life..
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
20 Nov 09
YEah, that's why i'm always closer to my frenz.. lol =D And i think it's due to my maturity, i tend to mix well with them, and thus we share and learn from each other..
• Philippines
20 Nov 09
well..in your cases, you seem to be more mature with lot of pondering the way different from your peers as you have set your own beliefs never to be dictate by other influences..
• China
14 Nov 09
If have,it must be my math teacher,from her action and words,it taught me how to learn and how to be a excellent man.The knowledge and the moral taught,let her be a woman with respect and support.she is beloved by all and always the most popular capture the popular imagination.
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
hi lichee china, The old person you know is your math teacher and it is a great things she taught you not only math but other values to guide you to see life beyond the confinement of schools. Though, with her traits it inspires you to become a good student and then even though you already finish your time of study. Your teacher magnificent teaching is still remember by you which only means she is an effective teacher as you retain in your mind her teaching thus it also make you guided properly able to differentiate the right versus wrong doing. thanks.
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
wow, i wish i had a math teacher i could consider important to me. although there was this math teacher that i had trouble learning from subject before but after going to college i appreciate the things she taught me because that day i became ace in my math during my freshman years
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
hi letran, good for you as you find math as easy to learn while i totally hate math.. yup..teacher serves as the ultimate instrument which could either motivate a students to study hard it could either make him or break him depending on the way they are treated well by the teacher.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
13 Nov 09
U are very fortunate to still have your grandparents in your life. Cherish them because they want always be there for u. I miss mine sooooo much. One of my grandmother's was my rock. I don't have any family left but my children & their families & i'm very thankful forthem. I had a great friend that i could talk to but she has passed away to. It's hard when u lose so many.
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
hi antiquelady, Yup, and do make every day a very cheerful one that I make sure they are all happy and really treasure too every gathering they are given recognition from their grandchildren entertain them with their dancing and singing. We also make make sure that my grandparents receive all the love, care and attention giving them lots of affection. Also, make sure they are not given any worries but their days are spent in quality time with the family.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
13 Nov 09
that is wonderful. god bless.
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
God bless too. have a nice day1
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
The eldest person i know is my "guama" my grandmother. And to be honest she has been a great influence in my life. She taught us a lot of things that i even consider her as my idol. When i was little, she made me her favorite because i lack attention from my parents. And now that i am two decades old, she is still here with us but has a different favorite grand child. But that's fine with me, she still remains to be my favorite grandma and will always serve as my role model. I love you guama!
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
hi koalapenguin, Well, grandma treatment would always be different from the way they treat your parents as I do observe too they love more their grandchildren as their daughter and son grow old their attention gradually diminish and they focus on the care of their grandchildren. The important is still she care and recognize you even though she have another favorites your love for her still greatly appreciated.
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• Philippines
15 Nov 09
Yes. and it really doesn't matter whose gonna be her favorite. The important thing is, she loves us all and we love her so much!
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
Yup.. Love could unite and break out boundaries!
@Baluyadav (3643)
• India
13 Nov 09
Hi,friend,good discussion.. You know after parents,we have a chance of living closer to grand parents and we feel freedom with them.Actually,in many cases,their influence will more on us in all future steps..career..personal character..habits..ethics..kind enough on people etc..so many.So their guidance and experience helps lot not only to grand children,but to all the society. Happy mylotting.
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
hi baluyadav, Yeah, and i do believe as long as our grandparents are still alive need to take care of them and show all respect and affection. Then, it is also good to see that the youngster see how we properly treat the older person with respect that they would soon imitate and when the times that we become old they would also show the same things.It would be a good feeling being respected that though in the middle of weaknesses, and a threat of dying facing a lot of illnesses. Their are compassion that worries about who going to care for us is eliminated as the closer relatives would be the one to take instead of being brought to the home for the aged. it is good to grow old in a house with the beloved surround us. thanks
@Baluyadav (3643)
• India
13 Nov 09
Hi,friend,that's true,in this regard we are lucky in India.The joint family system enable us strong both psychologically and financially,i hope at least for few years,as the system of growing nucleus familes system invetibily due to jobs..
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
That a very good samples as you reiterate and i admire you society strong bonding greatly concern with the welfare of the older person. Thus, when your time to be old you would never feel being neglected or at worst being worthless as you could rely in a family member to take good care of you. have a great day!
@vandana7 (76055)
• India
15 Nov 09
Hi neelianoscet, I dont have grandparents, never did. Both paternal and maternal grandparents were not there for me. Yeah, I long for such love. I can see so much love in their eyes for their grandchildren that even though I should not, I do feel a bit jealous. :( I did make friends with an elderly gentleman who'd lost his wife of 40 odd years. He used to stand near the gate watching the traffic. He is also no more. :( He used to give me chocolates even though I was much too old for them. :) I loved taking those chocolates from him. :)
@vandana7 (76055)
• India
15 Nov 09
And though my father is 75 years old, I think he is quite young. :)
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
hi vandana, Well, lot of elderly are very gentle though some are grumpy and easily lost their temper still exist those older people who have a good demeanor which I really admire for their wit and wisdom continue to amuse me as one could still learn a lot of good things from them. thanks.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
14 Nov 09
yes my grandma was very important to me I just wished she had lived to see the grand kids but she fell and that was it.
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
hi lakota, Almost everyone have older companion in the house and even the young today could also become old someday. Though, a lot of respect, love, care and affection should be given to them as a payback time the way they care for us. thanks.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
30 Nov 09
yup my daughter is my care giver if I have had an operation and will be as I grow older. soon be 70 !
@angelajoy (1836)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
There is only one old person who is close to me, and that is my grandmother (my mother's mother). She lives in the same house where I'm living, so we're really close. I admit that sometimes she gets on my nerves, but I still care about her and I help her whenever she has problems.
@angelajoy (1836)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
I forgot to answer your question about why that person is important. My grandmother is important to me because she has always been there for our whole family. She took care of me and my sisters when we were still young, and now that I'm all grown up she still helps me whenever I have problems.
@olisaur (1931)
• United States
8 Dec 09
All of my biological grandparents have passed away, and I can't really think of any older people that are important to me. My mom has someone who's like a god-mother, but she' not particularly special to me, just to my mom.
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Well, your mom would be old soon as aging is a natural process which every one could experience..and you could relate to other elderly when you like to have a different experience then need to joint reach out program to touch the hearts of the elderly being abandon by their relatives as a result one could feel the happiness at all when you are able to help or reach out without setting conditions or awaiting payment..
@flower21 (766)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
so far the older people whom i know are many but my companion now days is my elderly parents. i care for them the way they care too me. it's like payback time and i show them a lot of care, attention and feed them on time. i respect all elderly whether my relatives or not.
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
well the same with me as my grandparents live in my mother sister that we just visit them every weekend. So far they are in good condition not really senile and we use to bring them food or accompany them to visit the mall or the park. This s my way to let them feel the love and care then give them their daily needs and attention. Of course caring for the elderly should not only be limited to the close knit relatives and also extend even to strangers. Tough like in this time of Christmas seasons which many believe the one who benefit were mostly children it should not longer be the basis as the elderly especially the abandon one need ta lot of care too to make them even feel the spirit of season giving them joy for them to feel the sincerity of their friends and other people concern for their welfare not becoming lonely as some abandon them which is quite pitiful especially in Home for the aged...
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
19 Nov 09
My mother is 84 and is important because she is my mother.I would not be here if not for her. She raised me and helped me learn to be strong and that I can make it no matter what. Her faith in God is strong which has brought me into faith in God for myself. She is a great lady. Have a blessed day.
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
hi jezzmay, Taking care of an old person should never be call as a burden but a way to give back our sincerest gratitude to thanks older person who been an important instrument in every one lives. Parents appreciate children who know to reciprocate the sacrifices they made for them and in their aging days are need to be taken care of and i do blessing more come to them. have a nice day!
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
hello neelia, the closest Grand Parents that i had was my grand father since he actually picks me up from school and buys me hot dog barbeque when i was a kid. i missed him since he's been bead for more than ten years. my grand mother is alive how ever not close to me and very much strict compare to grandpa.
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
hi letranknight, That good as your grand pa is so sweet and he really care for you which the reason you like him a lot. while you may seem not too close to your grandmother for being strict but do not yourself bother by it and just show them a lot of care and attention as they are old which need a lot of affection, thanks.
@tuyakiki (3017)
• India
13 Nov 09
Certainly. I know my grand parents.They are really nice people.They are very important to me.I prefer treating old people differently just because there age is very patronizing in my opinion. It's like, you're not an individual any more, you're just a generic Old Person. Old people are still people, and they vary just like everyone else. Many of them are lovely,friendly and kind and deserves respect.
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
hi tuyakiki, I certainly agree with you all people irregardless of age need to be respected fairly and right and should be treated with care, trust and shower with a lots of affection and care. Different older people have different needs and just like you they need different factors of care as some older people still strong , while others is feeble minded most of the times and have sickness, thus a lot of patience is a key to care for them. thanks.
@wgnashze (28)
13 Nov 09
My grandparents were the ones who raised me and my younger brother since my own parents were too busy working to provide for our future needs. I have always valued my grandparents and sometimes I think I am offending my mom with that, but I make it a point to let them all have their share of my time. Now my grandfather is gone, I still haven't fully recovered, I still cry over remembering him at times, and this would be my first Christmas without him. It feels so devastating, and maybe we wouldn't be ok for a very long while, but the rest of the family still makes each day a "moving on" phase for us all, especially my grandmother, we are all looking out for her, with hope that we will soon get over this.
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
hi wgnashze, Well, your experience is a part of reality though it feel sad what we could do as their are still other older person around is to fully show our love to them by giving them a lots of affection and love. It is really amazing feeling to care for an older person never ever gives up although they may feel weak or sometimes afflicted with dementia that they may tend to forget the names even by their loved ones. though, need a lot of patience to care for them and gives them lot of patience as a way to repay the good things they do for us while they are still young. just like paying back as a sign of gratitude. thanks