The elderly should not be
because they have more history than future
because they have more achievements than dreams
because they have more experience than boundless zeal
because they have more wisdom than recklessness
because they have seen things, “us younger folks” only wish to see
because they have lived a good life instead of only hoping to live a good one
In the end,
what they have
is what we want.
We could carelessly discard the elderly
because knowledge is always easier to destroy than gather.
If we degrade ourselves to only defining
by their physical production,
then we will be fighting,
fighting oh so hard
but fighting for nothing at all except our own destruction.
find recognize the innate value and worth
in each and every person
because otherwise we will have to redefine
because we will have lost the quality
Respect each other
because “head” knowledge
is different from “heart” knowledge
and is also different from “hand” knowledge.
The elderly may need a helping hand
and give them one
because you will then be paying back
what they already gave you
with the life they lived
so that you can live yours.