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I Want Wisdom From Old Folks

Let's get some 70+ authors on the Experience Project 91 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    :(

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Any older guys wana be my friend? Id like some one i can chat to, seek advice from, and keep in touch regularly?
    FAIRYboobs FAIRYboobs 18-21, F 9 Responses 1 hr ago

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    My soulmate and my everything: What does it take to not mix your ex wife so much? I married the woman of my dreams in October, we had only been dating for 6 months but since I met...
    runandteach runandteach 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    18 but want an older man in 40 over older and question is it bad to want someone like that?
    young18love young18love 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    I wear a watch. It's an aviator watch - a Glycine Airman SST GMT automatic watch. The face of the watch is orange. My friend says 'pumpkin' orange I don't know. It's an old...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I can be shy. I snore sometimes when I'm really tired. I drive like an old person. I lean more to the Republican side. I don't like to wear heels.I like my drawer clothes organized...
    NayaAngelou NayaAngelou 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    And this morning, I did. You stayed with me, and heard me. You listened to my pain and met me with only tenderness and kind eyes. I could see your concern, but instead of running...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I remember when I was younger I used to beg my parents for a brother or sister I think it went on until I was 13... Anyways at around 7 I found out I had half siblings. It's funny...
    justlilyg justlilyg 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Hello , I now attach a pic on this story.1-3 I share you sites where I am earning free $. 4-10 I share you comics that I am reading,, check them if you are a mystery lover or...
    Ad1k Ad1k 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Too Old to remember too Young to forget.... Too Young to stay but too Old to cast away. Like time ticking quickly but you know it is here to stay. No wonder Old sport...
    AbdallahJO AbdallahJO 26-30, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Four weeks ago I experienced the extreme climax of yet another depression triggered/nervous breakdown. The month preceding that I was in what I thought was a beautiful...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    I've decided to wait till I'm older because my peers are obviously not ready to come out or find someone that is older but again no one is that "age" in my peers 👎 Got me that...
    Shade3711 Shade3711 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Older GUYS, not men. My own boy is just a year older than me, but he's extremely mature of his age. If he wasn't, this wouldn't have worked out at all.
    teenageapple teenageapple 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I never wrote in english before: The place I want to be, It's far away from me, Pain is flying in my mind, Nobody can see or find, I don't know what I should do, Should I tell or...
    jeruo jeruo 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Im distancing myself from people because from the experience of 32 years of living a nightmare, I have found humans to be nothing but self absorbed organisms who live to pity and...
    PrettyTragedy83 PrettyTragedy83 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    My husband has two boys from his first marriage who are older than me and by the time his wife became sick, they had left the house for studies and their jobs. So he started...
    Mira97 Mira97 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I had a psychosis, i thought i was undergoing spiritual development or progress. It all startet about 4 years ago and i researched watched documentarys, in all my spare time. I...
    Selfconsciousness Selfconsciousness 18-21, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    in the sense. I have never enjoyed life as others have at any age. now, enjoyment others feel means more than ever being happy myself. as it always been. just now I've relized I...
    Pride49 Pride49 22-25, M 1 day ago

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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...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Gay financial Dom , have been In this lifestyle for awhile and have made successful relationships in the past $$ new to this community but enough about me. How about we go a little...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 4 days ago

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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...
    JamieCarlin44 JamieCarlin44 41-45, 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 4 days ago

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    22 year old single woman looking for women older than my age only to cuddle and be intimate with. I enjoy being nurtured and taken care of. Maybe a future wife may come along...
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    22 year old single Vietnamese 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...
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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...
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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...
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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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