FROM THE DOWNHILL SLOPE

THE GRANDS KNOW MORE  In our society,  seniors often become invisible and certainly less listened to–except maybe by grandchildren.  Sad because it means the young set have to make their own mistakes.   Mistakes are for learning and personal experience is a potent teacher, but you double your chances of learning things of value if you also honor the wisdom of the GRAND people in your lives–anyone old enough to be a grandparent has much to teach.  Are you ready to learn?

As Alfred Sheinwold suggests: “Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.  You won’t have time to make them all yourself. “~

Who was Alfred Sheinwold?  A master bridge player who earned his living playing bridge.

Here is a research article supporting what Alfred and I are saying.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36191339/ns/health-behavior/

One last quote:  “Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again, ” Andre Gide,  1948 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Do you have a wise old mentor?  Look for one.  Look first in your family, then further a field.  Anyone growing up in today’s world needs all the help they can get.  Stay strong.

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