Friday 28 April 2017

Forgotten art of wisdom

'Sad that in modern times the old person is not to be taken seriously. All of that ancient knowledge that worked so well since the dawn of time epitomised as old hat.' Stock photo: PA
'Sad that in modern times the old person is not to be taken seriously. All of that ancient knowledge that worked so well since the dawn of time epitomised as old hat.' Stock photo: PA
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Sir - Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper, I have adored being around mature people. What would be classed in today's terms as elderly, pertaining to anyone over 65?

I always found the knowledge of the matures to be of an amazing standard, and every day I have learned a new experience. Sad that in modern times the old person is not to be taken seriously. All of that ancient knowledge that worked so well since the dawn of time epitomised as old hat. Human beings moving towards transhumanism. Half-human, half-robot.

A world where empathy will no longer be required. Has anyone else noticed how time has sped up to lightning speed? Where an hour seems like a day, a day like a week, a week like a month, and a month like a year. Our heads looking down at modern technology gadgets, where conversation has been replaced by texts and selfies. Where have those endless days gone that stretched on and on, and everyone had time to truly listen to each other?

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