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I Want Wisdom From Old Folks

Let's get some 70+ authors on the Experience Project 116 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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, 2015

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    Grandpa advice. When walking ,

    you need to look in all directions: Look ahead, to know where you are going. Look behind, to remember where you came from. Look to the ground, to avoid stepping on someone. Look to the sides, to see who is coming with you during your journey. And always look up, because I will...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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    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 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 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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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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    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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    I think to qualify for the 70+ age category you

    need to qualify. A good example! What was Richard Nixon's dog's name when he was California governor?
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I apologize for the long bible I wrote here haha. I just need to write it all down somewhere. So.. most of my life and my childhood, I had no parents or family, like a lot another...
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    The men are all here today, to replace an old door, so my stranger for a Mother embarrassed me by calling me all the way from downstairs to ensure that I was doing my housework...
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    it all started with my older sisters cloths... we use to have a lot of teen age baysitters when we were young and my sister always wanted to play dress up. I think the baby sitter...
    crossdresserfun crossdresserfun 22-25, T 6 hrs ago

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    NC was so much easier in the old days. No mobiles, no texting and certainly no emails. That was it, you split and they vanished. Unless you got that call on the landline they were...
    Tingletips Tingletips 31-35, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Older gay nudist living in SW Florida, would like to meet other gay men for friendship, older guys and young alike.
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    Younger couple in search for an older couple!
    ARShort2 ARShort2 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    Being old doesn't imply you're mature.
    eleaaaanor eleaaaanor 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Sometimes when I want to write I sit back and think of all the wars I had to fight And pull from that negativity to make art Poetic justice straight from my heart Where should I...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    Just because your older doesn't mean your better. You have to earn my respect, don't expect me to respect a man just because your older and thus 'wiser'
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    Ahem, I have to correct the grammar on this one.. it's meant to be 'an' not 'a'. Who wrote that? My old soul is getting annoyed
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Here's my story: Im eighteen years old nearly Nineteen and have realised how much I need a mother and father figure in my life. I have grown up living with both parents and from an...
    WesHester WesHester 18-21, M 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I was thinking. Where am I going . I was never like that . I lost my innocence . I committed sins that I shouldn't . am I lost in crowd . am I flowing with the time . yesterday I...
    Kikforyou Kikforyou 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    oldmanofuk oldmanofuk 56-60, M 15 hrs ago

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    I needed more insight into the matter at hand. So, I got out my old friends. They have been around for three thousands years. Archeologists in Scandinavia have found stones from...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    He did it. He sent me a list of daily and weekly tasks. He included consequences, I've read and re-read. Added them to my calendar so I don't forget...though I will forget...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    My Odd Sense Of Humor It was like spring today, the final day of January. Thanks to El Nino, the ground is not at all frozen, at least so far this year. Yesterday was gorgeous...
    Jackie69C Jackie69C 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    Hi Guys, I need advice on how to get over a married woman I have been having an affair with for over 3 years. It all started when i began to give her tennis lessons at the country...
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