Sometimes, it feels like we forget about all the older men and women who built the country we live in. They laid the foundation for what we have today. And despite that, they’re often overlooked in today’s technology-focused society.
This story about a youngster who insults an older man, describes exactly that. The story is certainly fictional, but it’s about a topic that we all should reflect a little more upon: everything the elderly have done for us.
Read the story below, and feel free to share to pay tribute to all our elderly!
A 71-year-old man made the trip back to his old college to take one last look around his old campus before he settled in to retired life.
As he got to the campus, he saw a young man studying hard, and the sight brought back memories.
He sat down on the bench beside the lad, but was surprised when the kid started spouting off at him.
A different world
“You old geezer. Your generation will never understand my generation,” the kid lectured. “You grew up in a different world. In fact, your world is almost primitive compared to mine,” the student said.
“Is that right?” the elderly man said.
“The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, microwaves. I can carry hundreds of books on a tiny chip in my cell phone. We have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing, and…”
Suddenly, a notification sound from the student’s cell phone interrupted his tirade. He pulled out the phone to read it.
The senior took advantage of the break in the student’s litany and said, “You’re right, son. We didn’t have those things when we were young – so we invented them. Now, what are you doing for the next generation?”
The student fell completely silent and the people around them cheered!
Now that’s what I call a comeback! I think we should all do more to respect our elders – SHARE if you agree!