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We should all teach our children to respect their elders as a matter of courtesy. Customary etiquette dictates that elders be treated with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, these basic human rights have largely been lost in today’s society. In the Information Age, technology has risen to the forefront of human communication, making today’s conversation a little less intimate than previous generations. Manners have been neglected in the midst of juggling family life and work, as well as reaching out to people via online as the primary mode of communication. Many people are either too busy or simply dismiss our elderly and their contributions to the community and family instead of showing them the respect and admiration they deserve. Seniors have a wealth of knowledge and experience. They lived through the Great Depression, WWII, Vietnam, and the current economic downturn. These wise Americans can teach us a lot about overcoming obstacles and adapting to change.
Even if their hearing or memory aren’t what they used to be, our seniors have a wealth of knowledge to share. Reading about Pearl Harbor is one thing; hearing about it from someone who was there is quite another. Younger generations must learn to value and listen to their elders, as well as spend quality time with them.
Give them your complete focus (and listen intently).
Many seniors become lonely after retiring from work and no longer having a social schedule, or after losing their spouse and several friends. Regardless, humans require a large social circle to be happy, as many people get isolated over time, which can lead to health problems. Making time to see elderly relatives is important not just to spend quality time with them and learn from them, but also to offer them a sense of purpose, as connections are important for healthy aging. Keep in mind when speaking with an elder that the senior’s words are based on decades of experience. Both of you may benefit from the chat.
Always be courteous.

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