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I Want Wisdom From Old Folks

Let's get some 70+ authors on the Experience Project 91 People

    To Have Known Then What I Know Now

    What a wonderful concept.  Wisdom with out having to live throuth though times to get it. Why do you think when we are young we don't want to hear what our elders try to teach us?  As I look back on my own life and as I raised my children I often wondered about this...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2008

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    I Soak It Up.

    I think wisdom is a combination of knowledge gained from your own life stories with that of others and definitely includes older folk. They have done things that I will never do, and I have gained wisdom from their life. That of course applies to those people more knowledgeable...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 11 Responses May 25, 2008

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    I will always remember all the things

    which my grandpa, my mother and every elderly in my life has shared with me. I consider my mom, my book of wisdom. We lost her 5 years ago. But I just love how this woman has been our inspiration and also to others. She is a strong yet gentle and loving mom, supportive, great...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    How Did You Do It?

    To elderly folks here on EP if you had an abusive or distressing life how did it all turn out in the end??
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 24, 2008

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    No por mucho madrugar amanece más temprano.

    Not because you wake up early, means the sun will rise sooner . Grandma
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Legacy's Story

    Legacy’s Story     The job my wife is involved with puts her in contact with many seniors day in and day out.  We talk often about what goes on with her job and most of it is her telling me stories that she has had told her.  Over the past year I...
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2008

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    Anyone Out There Want to Get Some Older Folks On the Experience Project?

    If anyone has a friend, relative, or neighbor that is elderly, I think the Experience Project would be a great fit. It lets people tell stories and seriously, if you have 70 or 80 years of experiences, you are basically the gurus of life.
    blackberryface blackberryface 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    I Love Sories Of Old Days

    I think it is odd to hear "the good old days" as many of these days weren't so good. BUT I love to hear stories of how people coped with the depression and life afterward. The generosity of people on farms, farm folks had it somewhat easier than town folks, My aunt & uncle lived...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4, 2011

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    I Like To Talk W/ Old Pp Whenever I Meet A Difficulties

    Yes as it stated, I like to talk w/ old ppl whenever I meet a difficulty or sth confusing or annoying me. I may not do as they suggest but I'd like to know their experiences and what they suggest since my experiences is less then they have and in this case I may be blind in a...
    TaiwanSag TaiwanSag 26-30, F Dec 22, 2011

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    "El infierno está lleno de buenas intenciones

    y el cielo de buenas obras." " Hell is full of good intentions and heaven of good actions". My grandma
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Maulana Rumi

    Two Friends A certain person came to the Friend's door and knocked. "Who's there?" "It's me." The Friend answered, "Go away. There's no place for raw meat at this table." The individual went wandering for a year. Nothing but the fire of separation can change hypocrisy and ego...
    Nido1111 Nido1111 22-25, M Jan 22, 2012

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    What Have You Learned From Life?

    If you are on this site and are over 70, I am interested in what you have to say. What have you learned from life? What would you do differently? Are there any big traps of youth that are now so obviously silly?. (I am sure there are wise people under 70, but these...
    blackberryface blackberryface 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    Hell Yes

    Hell yes I do. Who else is gonna know jackshit about life? who else is gonna be able to tell me, tell me what happens, what is, what's going on? My friends are my age and yes, they'r all going to be intelligent because they go to one fo the top universities in the world, but if...
    thegreatsmoky thegreatsmoky 18-21 1 Response Apr 16, 2009

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    :(

    all four of my grand parents died before i was born. i feel as tho ive missed a great part of my history. i feel as tho therez something missing. i really do envy friends that  talk about their grandparents lives wen i kno nothing about mines
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Wisdom

    Now I know all old people are not wise. Kinda a surprise considering how long they have been around =/ But when you meet a wise one, why would you pass it up to learn from them? They have been around and learned alot from thier time in this world. Be a waste not to benefit from...
    Dyrnwyn Dyrnwyn 31-35, M Feb 18, 2012

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    Thank Goodness For Older People!

    The person who I know who has so much grace and wisdom is my grandmother.  I have learned a lot from her.  Older people have so much wisdom! :-)
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F May 2, 2009

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    I Love Old People (no Affence.)

    i love listening to old peoples storys, they have such amazing things to say, and hearing about there life and seeing photos of them when teens, and stuff is great. is amazing to hear some of the things they have done and just learn something diffrent.
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    Age, of course, does not always define one's maturity, however I do find, for the most part, that older men are more mature. I think it is because they have the wisdom and...
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    I would love to wear old fashioned dresses everyday. I might as well, I have never wore pants or shorts of any kind. I'm almost 45, I'm a plus size, I never have wore pants, shorts...
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    22 year old single woman looking for women older than my age to cuddle and be intimate with. I enjoy being nurtured and taken care of. Maybe a future wife may come along, but am...
    RainbowsAndMangos RainbowsAndMangos 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    22 year old single woman looking for women older than my age to cuddle and be intimate with. I enjoy being nurtured and taken care of. Maybe a future wife may come along, but am...
    RainbowsAndMangos RainbowsAndMangos 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    30+ is terrifying. I am not even 30 yet. still curious. Will I be able to enjoy my life as I did in my 20s? Haven't found my love yet. When will I get to see the world?
    rach333 rach333 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    OMG,it's started, I'm just warming up, revving the engine
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    Aww, my car won't stay started, that Smell of fumes, coming past my window, I've got to get the engine going properly, come on, START.
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    my car takes about 20 cranks to start it, the exhaust is all very blue and really stinks, the engine juddering, I have to give it a good reviving, with the engine screaming, I...
    Richard161 Richard161 46-50, M Jun 26

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    A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jun 26

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    I know this is strange and it's not a fetish or anything but I love the exhaust fumes from an older carbereted car. Reminds me of car shows and days gone by, before modern cars...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I went on a really nice date last night and I can't help but brag... It was perfect in every way, even the screw ups were just plain magical... My date had gotten stranded...
    N1n74 N1n74 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I didn't realise this was a thing but I guess I should at least try to reach 50, and I'm bored as per. 1. My name is Jamie 2. I'm Irish 3. My birthday is 27 November 4. I'm a...
    TheOtherOne17 TheOtherOne17 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I want to personally thank each and every male and female American veteran. You folks have given a lot to this nation of ours physically, mentally, and even your life. I am so...
    femalemusiclover femalemusiclover 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    Comic wisdom. https://vimeo.com/88401875
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    Wisdom to me. EP Link
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