Lots of times I have had young people tell me that we have caused all the problems of the world. Many people like to criticize seniors and blame them for all the ills, and for every conceivable
deficiency of the modern world, real ones or imaginary. They seem to forget that the older generation is responsible for all the good things they have and wouldn’t have if those criticized seniors were not around to have created them. Seniors know to take responsibility for all they have done and do not blame others.
HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT the senior citizens who took
The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The courtesy out of driving,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out of parenthood,
The togetherness out of the family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of cities,
The civility out of behavior,
The refinement out of language,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement or
God out of government and school.
And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from
personal relationships and interactions with others!!
And, we do understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have
fought and died for our country.
Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts
as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts!
A SENIOR CITIZEN has a sense of humour and can say…
I’m the life of the party….. Even if it lasts until 8 p.m.
I’m very good at opening childproof caps….. With a hammer.
I’m awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
I’m smiling all the time because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying.
I’m sure everything I can’t find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.
I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that’s just my left leg.
I’m beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
Yes, SENIOR CITIZENS are having the time of their life! Let’s hope we can get some time away from all our modern devices to have the same fun they are having.