I Respect My Elders

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    I met the most interesting old gentleman today.

    He came to where I work to conduct business and I got to talking to him. It turns out he was a survivor from the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. He said he was 15 and he remembers his dad holding his hand and his dad told him to say he was almost 18 and he was a tailor (figuring...
    SRayne SRayne
    51-55, M
    Sep 10, 2015

    I Am 63 Years Old and Listen A...

    I am 63 years old and listen and try to learn from my elders. If you are teachable, you will learn
    mother mother
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

    I respect most of my elders. Some don't deserve respect as an individual.
    zeus77 zeus77
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 15, 2007

    For the Most Part, Yes.&nbs...

    For the most part, yes.  However, I no longer assume that people older than me are worthy of respect simply due to their age.  I have a coworker who is 70 if she's a day.  She NEEDS to hurry up and DIE already or retire.  She's cranky, has the thickest...
    pinkdragonrider pinkdragonrider
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

    We Need To Take Care Of Our Elders

    I have always good relation with my elders, even better then my relation with my parents. my gram father is very accepting person and I learned a lot from her This is the first time she is sick and need my help I actually felt really lucky that I can some how repay her...
    Crona Crona
    22-25
    Apr 17, 2010

    I Am My Elder and Do Have a Lo...

    I am my elder and do have a lot of respect for me. It actually came with age.
    sweetd sweetd
    56-60, F
    Aug 16, 2007

    Older People Deserve Respect

    I believe my elders deserve respect as they to me have built the foundations of the country in the sense that they have lived longer than me and have earned the right to be treated decently and very well. I have a lot of respect for them as i always get on so well with older...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 7, 2012

    A Tribute

    Do Tell Noble Spirit Those lines that serve to hold you in A noble spirit's wrinkled skin Engraved a dignity so deeply sunk in Upon the cover wearing thin. Emotion in motion of a thousand yesturdays Gently crinkle upon the page So novel is the coming of age A...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 26, 2012

    I Respect Most of My Elders. ...

    I respect most of my elders. It is just the dirty old men (the ones that like to pinch or grab a handful of boob) that I don't respect.
    silvertears silvertears
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2007

    I Respect My Elders

    I always respect my elders. I have many elders in my life. All of them are in China, and they are amazing. Their hands and skin may be wrinkly, but I understand them. They may be growing older, but I can't do anything that will cause them pain.I will help elders cross the street...
    dave0903 dave0903
    18-21, M
    Jan 17, 2010

    I Respect !

    I can honestly say I do respect my elders, I love the older generation. I think most kids and teenagers dont give enough respect these days and it makes me angry to think about this. Especially when most of them wouldnt even be here If It wasnt for them fighting in the wars...
    teddypompom teddypompom
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 10, 2008

    Americans Should Respect Their Elders More

    I agree.  However, I am disheartened that more Americans do not respect their elders.  We should all be looking forward to getting older, because with age, we all know comes wisdom.  I look up to some other cultures for the way they treat their elderly. ...
    luckygurl777 luckygurl777
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 6, 2007

    I Will Always Respect My Elders

    I grew up respecting my elders. I have never talked back or been rude to any of my elders. I will always treat them with respect it is the way I have been raised. I will lisen to what they have to say & take there words with considuration. The way I look at it, is I...
    Mel559 Mel559
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2009

    I Admire Most Old People

    Old people, like at least 70's or more have seen a lot if you really think about. Some people have hit the world record and have made it over 100. Can you imagine seeing the world in over a century?! It must be amazing. Old people can be hilarious too sometimes, I own a lot of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 5, 2011

    Love Them

    they have a wisdom that only comes with age.i love listening to them talk about there life.it is truely wonderfull.sure,not all stories have a happy ending,but when in life do they?i help them any way i can.i found just being there is enough.
    mamaslittlebaby mamaslittlebaby
    18-21, M
    Mar 12, 2009

    Very Much

    They've been there, done that. I haven't. End of story, right? But really, I am shocked when I hear someone my age being rude to a parent, or a friend's parent. It just seems horrible to disrespect someone who is older than me, or my friends.
    Irishchick Irishchick
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

    Kinda sad to see that some youngster never know

    how to appreciate and respect the older people. Seen a young girl asking her mom to search for the parking ticket that feel due to her fault obviously while she sits and ordering her mom from inside the car. How sad that is. Time to ponder to myself on the blessings I have.
    adelinebeth adelinebeth
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    It's Part Of Basic Manners

    At least I think that it should be part of your basic manners, respecting your elders is without a doubt something that everyone should practice. Without them we wouldn't be where we are today, they've sacrificed so much for us and they do deserve their respect. It's from our...
    rajiv123 rajiv123
    22-25, M
    Mar 2, 2011

    I respect not only my elders,

    but my youngers too. It's a good way of showing youngers that respect should be given to all, not just adults. However I believe respect is earned, so if you treat me nice, I'll treat you nice. If you're rude I will ignore you, 'cause ain't nobody got time fo dat!
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart
    13-15
    Aug 16, 2014

    But Not Unconditionally. ...

    but not unconditionally. i mean, there are some that are just plain mean and rude!
    vanillaflame vanillaflame
    31-35, F
    Aug 15, 2007

    4 Words

    i love the elderly.
    inquisitiveme inquisitiveme
    26-30, F
    May 28, 2008

    I Love the Elderly

    i have always loved them  my mom said  when i was a little girl i would sneak out of the house and she would get all scared searching everywhere for me anbd would find me at my best friends house a 85 year old woman that taught me alot   she would teach me...
    gloriajean238509 gloriajean238509
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2009
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