I Want Wisdom From Old Folks

Let's get some 70+ authors on the Experience Project 108 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Jul 2, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    :(

    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
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2008

    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

    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

    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
    9 Responses May 25, 2008

    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
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    This is going to be my last Experience Project post on this website. The site has given me so much over the years. I'm not gonna emphasize on this much, because I already did on...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1
    16-17, M
    Apr 21
    EP Management's Butchering of the Website Did the Website InWhy is EP ending? If you want to believe the noble-sounding explanations given in the Farewell Message, go ahead. The...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    10 Responses Apr 20
    Ok well... I don't know from when.. But it kinda started when I was bullied by kids when I was in 3rd grade primary school. I was 7 years old at the time and always the youngest in...
    imveryhungry imveryhungry
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    I need a bae. Whenever I write stuff like this I end up getting 22 year old guys and 40 year old pedofiles! All I want is a 13/14 year old guy, that can speak English, isn't...
    aleena1233xx aleena1233xx
    13-15, F
    12 Responses Apr 19
    I am currently a college student working two jobs and im trying to create another job either selling art online or foreign currency trading which ive been trying to teach myself...
    Calebpratt Calebpratt
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    Dear RLB2, Before this site is set for pause, I want to put these words here in honor of you. I want to thank you for being such a great friend to me. When I was hurting and so...
    Blissfullybeautiful Blissfullybeautiful
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    Im currently a student in college and i work two part time jobs,I'd love to start a business online as a third source of income,ive thought about selling art which im somewhat...
    Calebpratt Calebpratt
    18-21, M
    Apr 18
    I was born in raised in Small Little Racist **** Town, California. The place where old people come to retire, and young folks find themselves locked in a web of meth and heroin...
    NoWhereToFlyTo NoWhereToFlyTo
    18-21, F
    Apr 18
    Th-th-th-that's all, folks.
    shynjdude shynjdude
    51-55
    1 Response Apr 18
    As good as the likes of Cambridge & Oxford are, the Unis I'm interested in are outside my home of the UK. That's no coincidence. I came here from my birthplace of Australia at the...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    Apr 17
    Honestly I don't even know anymore because if you're 25 and tatted up treating me badly but making me feel good about myself that is not much different from an 18 year old with no...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    1. What is your name? You may call me by "Sydney". 2. How old are you? 13-15. Just to keep myself a little bit mysterious, you know? 3. Are you sure? ... I was a second ago!! D: 4...
    CherryJelly CherryJelly
    13-15, F
    Apr 16
    I'm looking for someone to take care of again, to be crazy with or do nothing at all with all day. My ride or die. I had one but she actually did die and I can't. So I'm stuck...
    ValanceC ValanceC
    31-35, M
    Apr 16
    From mid-2012 EP management dismantled piece by piece the great website it had previously built. Why? Long before the end of EP I figured it would have a halt, but I was not...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    7 Responses Apr 15
    I'm not into guys more than five years older than me (wouldn't go as far as to calling them old though). I don't care if you have this or that, or are into this or that. **** off...
    ThePeepingTomahawk ThePeepingTomahawk
    22-25, F
    Apr 15
    I really love kids. But I'm struggle with depression and anxiety too. I have some goals in life, and children would make me change those goals. I have really never felt an urgent...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated
    26-30, M
    Apr 15
    I love the effect this has had on my girlfriend. She used to be stick-thin and 105 lbs. But then her and I started going out to eat all the time, buying more snacks to eat around...
    sterlingredjack sterlingredjack
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 15
    Being the little sister to two jock older brothers wasn't fun. They would put me in all sorts of wrestling moves and I had to try to get out. They would duct tape me and throw me...
    Lucyjennifer Lucyjennifer
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 14
    We have become very familiar with EP. Whether aware or not, we have accepted it as a home/a playground, a scape from our realities. It became a refuge and a dumpster for things we...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 14
    Hey folks. EP is going to be shutting down submissions soon and I'm sad to see it go. Many people enjoy doing naked dares from the posts I see here, so I've created a tumblr blog...
    MemphisShowOff MemphisShowOff
    41-45, M
    Apr 14
    But seriously folks
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 13
    Man life can be a ***** and I'm surprised haven't killed myself yet because of it and the reason is because my mother cheated on my dad and she left so I went with him and with my...
    jdog1221 jdog1221
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Apr 13
    I am hanging in but am feeling really bad right now. I am paying dearly for what my family did to me. I am trying not to hate them. I am trying to forgive. I got turned down for a...
    321Peach 321Peach
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    I have high anxiety today I cannot bear being in public places. I've been that way for as long as I can remember however, it's become so much more difficult to deal with over the...
    Claudiiia Claudiiia
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    I'm coming to realize many years after being an adult just how abusive my childhood was and how it shaped me. There was physical abuse, emotional warfare, and serious neglect and...
    Spidergal99 Spidergal99
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 13
    I'm a little who's pretty new to the community, looking for a mommy or daddy to take care of me :3 I'm a 15 years old and from Newcastle upon Tyne, only interested in having a...
    Justalittlelittle Justalittlelittle
    13-15, F
    Apr 12
    People say to be happy about the memories you have with them but I can't, he was taken away from me and my family when I was only 3-4 years old I try so hard to remember but I can...
    Rosesofguernsey Rosesofguernsey
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    I have two wonderful children. They are 13 and 10 and I love this stage in our lives. They are more independent which leaves time for myself...something I haven't had in years. I...
    serapphine serapphine
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    My name is Gabriele. Short it to Gabe I'm Italian I'm almost 16 years old My favorite colors are Orange and Dark purple. I'm gay. When I was a kid I had ADHD. I broke my leg on...
    Meduchan Meduchan
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Apr 12
    Having seen RelateToThat, it's even more clear to me how much I'm going to miss EP. No avatars. Restrictive terms of service. Crappy Q&A from what I saw of it. EP is nowhere near...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Apr 12
    1, My name is Hugh 2, I'm 38 3, I'm a red head 4 , I live in the uk , but originate from Norway 5, I live in Oxford 6, I work in education 7, I'm a chubby guy 8, I've...
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    I'm just a normal 13 year old girl from Cambodia. I don't understand my mom. I'm a grade A (sometimes B) student and yet she says that I never make her happy and she regrets giving...
    SoritaBuntha SoritaBuntha
    13-15, F
    Apr 11
    I'm just a normal 13 year old girl from Cambodia. I don't understand my mom. I'm a grade A (sometimes B) student and yet she says that I never make her happy and she regrets giving...
    SoritaBuntha SoritaBuntha
    13-15, F
    Apr 11
    I'm just a normal 13 year old girl from Cambodia. I don't understand my mom. I'm a grade A (sometimes B) student and yet she says that I never make her happy and she regrets giving...
    SoritaBuntha SoritaBuntha
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    I'm just a normal 13 year old girl from Cambodia. I don't understand my mom. I'm a grade A (sometimes B) student and yet she says that I never make her happy and she regrets giving...
    SoritaBuntha SoritaBuntha
    13-15, F
    Apr 11
    I'm just a normal 13 year old girl from Cambodia. I don't understand my mom. I'm a grade A (sometimes B) student and yet she says that I never make her happy and she regrets giving...
    SoritaBuntha SoritaBuntha
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    know whether to keep silent or get ready to forse feed . . . . . when mid conversation
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 11
    I don't actually hate my father, 'step-mom', and siblings. I distance myself from them because I am ashamed of myself. My father has been experiencing health problems and my...
    cmj03 cmj03
    51-55, F
    Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    When I was 14. I had my first boyfriend. He was 4 years older than me. I was deeply attached to him and losing him felt as losing my self. We had a two year relationship where he...
    AConfusedLeo AConfusedLeo
    70+, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    Im a 25 years old Asian woman. I just graduated from college. I got a boy friend who is 40years old, he looks like a teenager though. He doesn't have a decent job, and what he...
    Zoeyw Zoeyw
    22-25, F
    Apr 11
    I think I always knew. However it wasn't until I was in my 30's that I would admit it to myself. All through my teens and 20's, in spite of all the obvious clues. I went through...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT
    66-70, M
    7 Responses Apr 11
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up) Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up) Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
More Stories